The IP Address

Let us describe one common scenario to you: You finally get back home after a long day at school or work, and all you want to do is kick back and relax on the internet. But the moment you fire up your web browser you discover that you can’t access the internet because something is wrong with your router. The solution? Use the IP address to access the router’s admin interface and fix the problem there.

What Is the Purpose of the IP Address?

The IP address belongs to the– range of private IP addresses, which are commonly used for local area networks (LANs) and were originally defined in an effort to delay IPv4 address exhaustion, which has been anticipated for decades now due to the dramatic growth of the number of internet-connected devices.

The IP address typically serves as the default gateway IP, a special address associated with routers that allows devices in one network to communicate with devices in another network. Apart from serving as an access point to another network, the also makes it possible to access the admin panel of the associated router and change the router's settings.

Of course, it’s not just routers that can use the IP address. All electronic devices that can connect to a local network can identify themselves to others with the IP address, including webcams, laptops, servers, personal computers, smart TVs, repeaters, or modems.
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How to Log in to a Router Using

You’re probably reading this article because you’re experiencing issues with your router and can’t connect to the internet. If that’s the case, you need to access the router’s admin panel using the IP address and verify that it’s set up correctly and doesn’t display any error messages.

  1. Open a web browser.

You can use any web browser you want. Just make sure the web browser is reasonably modern and supports JavaScript, a programming language that’s commonly used to build interactive websites.

  1. Type into your web browser’s address bar and hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

You can also enter just, and your web browser should automatically fill in the rest.

  1. You should now see a login window with two input fields: one for the admin username and one for the admin password.

Unless you’ve changed the default admin username and password to something else, both should be “admin”.

  1. After entering the correct admin username and password, you should be taken straight to the admin panel, where you should be able to change all the settings you see there.

The instructions on how to log in to routers that use a different default gateway IP than are the same except for the step where you enter the IP address into your web browser’s address bar.

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Wrong Admin Username and Password

Not knowing the correct admin username and password is by far the most common issue experienced by users when connecting to the IP address. As we’ve already explained most routers use “admin” as both the default username and the default password. However, there are also other possible admin username and password combinations that you should know about. default username and password list:

Router Manufacturer Username Password
3Com n/a admin
3Com admin n/a
3Com root !root
3Com adminttd adminttd
Router Manufacturer Username Password
ACC netman netman
ACCTON n/a 0
Aceex admin n/a
Aceex admin epicrouter
Actiontec n/a n/a
ADC Kentrox secret n/a
Adtran n/a n/a
AirLink+ admin admin
Aiway 0 n/a
Allied Telesyn root n/a
Allied Telesyn Manager Friend
Allnet admin admin
Ambit user user
Ambit root n/a
Ambit admin password
Amitech admin admin
Apple n/a n/a
Arescom n/a atc123
Arescom dsladmin n/a
Ascend admin ascend
Ascend n/a ascend
Asmack admin epicrouter
ASUS admin admin
AT&T admin admin
AT&T admin 12345
Avaya root root
Router Manufacturer Username Password
Bausch Datacom admin epicrouter
Bay Networks user n/a
Bay Networks Manager n/a
Bay Networks Manager Manager
Belkins n/a n/a
Belkins admin n/a
Benq Aadmin admin
Bintec admin bintec
Boson n/a n/a
Broadlogic admin admin
Broadlogic webadmin webadmin
Broadlogic installer installer
Buffalo root n/a
Cable & Wireless Admin 1234
Cabletron netman n/a
Cabletron n/a n/a
Canyon Administrator admin
Canyon admin 1234
Cayman Any n/a
Cisco cisco cisco
Cisco n/a san-fran
Conexant n/a admin
Conexant n/a epicrouter
Router Manufacturer Username Password
Dell admin admin
Digicorp n/a BRIDGE
Digicorp n/a n/a
D-Link n/a admin
D-Link user n/a
D-Link admin n/a
D-Link n/a year2000
D-Link Admin Admin
D-Link admin n/a
D-Link n/a 1234
E-Con admin epicrouter
Edimax admin 1234
Efficient login admin
Efficient n/a hs7mwxkk
Efficient admin admin
Elsa n/a cisco
Ericsson netman netman
E-Tech n/a admin
E-Tech admin epicrouter
Flowpoint n/a admin
Flowpoint n/a password
Fujitsu Siemens n/a connect
Gateway admin admin
Router Manufacturer Username Password
IBM n/a ascend
Infosmart admin 0
Intel admin hello
Intel n/a babbit
Ipstar admin operator
JAHT Admin epicrouter
Linksys Administrator admin
Linksys admin admin
Linksys n/a admin
Livingston !root n/a
MacSense admin admin
Medion n/a medion
Microsoft Broadband admin admin
Microsoft Broadband n/a admin
Mikrotik admin n/a
Motorola cablecom router
Motorola admin password
Motorola admin motorola
Router Manufacturer Username Password
Netgear admin password
Netgear admin password
Netgear n/a 1234
Netgear admin 1234
Nokia m1122 m1122
Olitec admin admin
Olitec admin adslolitec
Pentagram admin password
Pentagram n/a pento
Pirelli admin mu
Pirelli user password
Pirelli admin microbusiness
Siemens superuser admin
Siemens n/a sitecom
Siemens admin admin
SmartSwitch admin n/a
SMC n/a n/a
SMC admin admin
SMC admin smcadmin
SMC n/a smcadmin
SMC admin barricade
SMC cusadmin highspeed
SMC n/a 0
Speed Touch Administrator n/a
Speedstream admin admin
Router Manufacturer Username Password
T-Comfort Administrator n/a
Teledat admin 1234
Telekom Malaysia ZXDSL ZXDSL
Telekom Malaysia ADSL expert03
Teletronics admin 1234
UNEX n/a password
US Robotic admin admin
US Robotic admin n/a
US Robotic root 12345
US Robotic n/a 12345
Westell admin sysadmin
X-Micro super super
X-Micro 1502 1502
Xyplex n/a access
Xyplex n/a system
Yakumo admin admin
Zyxel admin admin
Zyxel admin 1234
Zyxel n/a 1234
Zyxel n/a n/a

Wrong IP Address

It’s also possible that your router doesn’t actually use as its default gateway IP. There are 65,535 other IP addresses in the 16-bit block of private IP addresses to which the IP address belongs. Instead of trying one private IP address after another, which would take ages, we strongly recommend you use the instructions below to retrieve your router’s internal IP:


  • Open the Start menu.
  • Type “cmd” and press Enter.
  • Type “ipconfig” and look for “Default Gateway.”


  • Open your Applications folder.
  • Then open Utilities and double-click on Terminal.
  • Type “netstat -nr | grep default”.

Router Not in Range

If your connection issues keep persisting, you should verify that you’re in range of your router. NetSpot, an easy-to-use software tool for wireless network assessment, scanning, surveys, and Wi-Fi coverage and performance analysis, is the best way how to do just that.

With NetSpot, you can quickly and painlessly find if the area you’re connecting from is covered with a strong Wi-Fi signal coming from your router, and you can discover all neighboring Wi-Fi networks that might be interfering with it.

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Hopefully, you can now troubleshoot issues related to the IP address with ease now and are not afraid of messing things up. While there are many other private IP addresses similar to, you should be able to apply the instructions above to all of them.

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