What Is the Router IP Address?

There are exactly 4,294,967,296 IPv4 addresses, and some of them are more memorable than others. One router IP address you’re guaranteed to sooner or later remember because it’s the default IP address of most Linksys routers is, and this article explains everything you need to know about it. — What IP Address
Is It?

Each device connected to a network utilizing the Internet Protocol for communication is assigned a unique numerical identifier known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP address. This IP address serves to identify the device and establish a route to it.

But not all IP addresses can be reached through the public internet, and is among them. This default IP address of most Linksys routers is one of 65,536 IP addresses in the 16-bit block of the private IPv4 address space, which includes addresses from to

Private IP addresses are used for local area networks (LANs), and they were defined in an effort to delay IPv4 address exhaustion. Because private IP addresses can be used without approval from a regional Internet registry, they allow anyone from individual home users to organizations to readily deploy internet-connected devices using Network Address Translation (NAT), a method of assigning a public address to a computer inside a private network.

Manufacturers of home routers use private IP addresses, including, as the default gateway, allowing users to type into a web browser to access the router admin panel and change router settings.

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What Routers Use This IP Address?

Many routers use the IP address, but it is most commonly associated with Linksys routers. Linksys, an American company, is renowned for its data networking hardware products catered primarily to home users and small businesses.

Here’s a list of some Linksys routers that use as the default IP address:

E1000 EA2700
E1200 EA2750
E1500 EA3500
E1550 EA4500
E1700 EA5800
E2000 EA6100
E2100L EA6200
E2500 EA6350
E3000 EA6400
E3200 EA6500
E4200 EA6900
E5600 EA7200
E800 EA7300
E7350 EA7430
E8350 EA7450
E8400 EA7500
E8450 EA8100
E900 EA8250
MR20EC MX4200
MR55003 MX12600
WAG310G WRT100
WAG320N WRT110
WHW0301 WRT160NL
WHW0302 WRT1900AC
WHW0303 WRT1900ACS

In addition to Linksys, many other manufacturers also use as the default IP address for some of their models. These manufacturers include but are not limited to:

  • ASUS: Some models of ASUS routers, including the RT-AC55U or the WL700gE, also use as the default gateway IP address. ASUS is a well-known brand that offers a variety of routers suitable for everything from basic internet browsing to high-bandwidth tasks like gaming and streaming.
  • D-Link: Certain models in the D-Link router lineup use the address, such as the DSL-2640R, the DVA-5592, or the DSL-3682.. D-Link is a global leader in designing and manufacturing networking and connectivity products.
  • TP-Link: Known for their reliable and user-friendly routers, some TP-Link routers use as the default IP address. Examples include the Archer MR600 v3, the TD-W9960, or the TL-WR743ND.
  • Netgear: As one of the leading brands in the networking hardware industry, some models of Netgear routers use as the default IP address. Among them are the C6300, the DGN2200, the Nighthawk R7000, or the R8300.
The address is particularly popular because it's straightforward and easy to remember.
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How to Login

There are numerous reasons why you might want to access your Linksys router using the IP address. Here are a few scenarios:

  • New router: You've recently purchased a Linksys router and need to access the setup wizard to configure it properly. This involves setting your network's name (SSID), password, and other security settings.
  • Network optimization: You've used an application like NetSpot, a versatile tool for managing and optimizing wireless networks on Windows and macOS. Through its analysis, you may have discovered a need to switch to a less congested wireless channel for improved performance.
  • Security updates: To maintain a secure network, it's essential to regularly update your router's firmware and change the default login credentials. This helps protect against potential vulnerabilities or unauthorized access.
  • Network troubleshooting: If you're experiencing connectivity issues, you may need to log in to your router to diagnose and resolve them. This could involve rebooting the router, changing DNS settings, or adjusting other network parameters.

Regardless of what your reason for wanting to learn how to access routers from Linksys using is, the steps you must take are always the same:

Step 1.

Turn on your router and connect it to your computer with an Ethernet cable.

Some routers allow you to connect to them wirelessly, but Linksys routers have this feature disabled by default for security reasons.

Step 2.

Open your favorite web browser and type “” into the address bar.

You can leave out the “http://” part if you want to safe a few keystrokes.

Step 3.

Enter the correct router login/password combination.

What Is Your Router Default Name and Password?

Check below any router's default login name and password:

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What If I Don't Know My Login and Password?

If you don’t know your router login and password, there’s no reason to panic. Virtually all Linksys routers use “admin” as the default router password, and some don’t use any password at all. When it comes to the default login, you can either try “admin” or leave it blank.

Here are some of the most common combinations, sorted in descending order of frequency of use:

Login Password
admin admin
admin Password
admin [None]
user Password
user user
administrator administrator
administrator [None]
root root
root [None]
sitecom admin
admin michelangelo

If you’ve changed the default password to sometime else and you no longer remember what it was, you can restart your router to its default factory settings to reset its password by pressing and holding the Reset button for 10 seconds.

Make sure that the Power LED of the router is blinking when you press the reset button, which indicates that the router is being reset properly. The location of the reset button varies from model to model, but it’s usually right next to the power connector.

Alternatively, you can reset your router to its default factory settings from the router setup page:

  1. Turn on your router and connect it to your computer with an Ethernet cable.

  2. Open your favorite web browser and type “” into the address bar.
  1. Enter the correct router login/password combination.

Router login/password
  1. Click the Administration tab then click on the Factory Defaults sub-tab.

Router setup page
  1. Under the Factory Defaults section, click on the Restore Factory Defaults button.

Restore Factory Defaults

Of course, having to enter the correct router login/password combination makes the alternative method how to reset your router to its default factory settings useless for situations when you don’t remember what the correct password is.

Troubleshooting or 192.168.l.l

Whenever you experience issues connecting to the IP address, troubleshoot the problem by checking the following:

  • Router status: To connect to the IP address, your router must be powered on and fully booted up. Most routers have LED status icons that tell you if the router is running as it should be, so make sure to check them out.
  • Connection: It’s typically not possible to connect to the IP address via WiFi. Instead, you need to connect to your router directly using an Ethernet cable. Most routers have multiple Ethernet ports, and it doesn’t matter which one you use as long as it’s not the WAN port, which serves as the uplink to the internet.
  • IP address: The IP address is not exactly easy to remember, and it's easy to make a mistake when entering it. Here are some common mistakes and things to keep in mind:
    • All octets are numerical. It's "", not "192.168.l.l", "192.168.i.i", "192.168.L.L" or "192.168.l.1".
    • Don't add spaces. It's "", not "192.168. 1.1".
    • Do not remove the dots separating the octets. It's "", not "192.168.11" or "19216811". Removing the dots results in an incomplete IP address.

Make sure to keep these in mind when copying and pasting the address into your browser’s address bar. If you’re still having trouble connecting to the IP address despite going through the above-described troubleshooting steps, then it’s likely that your router is either not functioning correctly or not using the IP address.

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Now that you know what the IP address is and how to log into routers that use it as the default gateway, you can explore its admin panel and change many different settings to make your network safer and faster.


How do I change my 192.168 1.1 password?

To change your password, you need to first log in to your router’s admin interface using the current password. Then, go to Settings and Security. Keep in mind that all routers are different, so the exact steps for changing the password vary from router to router.

We highly recommend you save the new password someplace safe (such as inside a password manager) so that you don’t forget it and have to then restore your router to factory settings.

How do I log in as admin on WiFi?

To log in as admin on WiFi, enter the IP address into the web browser on your computer. You will be asked to provide the admin login name and password. Unless you’ve changed them before, there’s a good chance that both the admin login name and password will be “admin”. If not, look for a sticker on the bottom side of your router. The correct login name and password should be printed on it.

How do I log in to my 192.168 1.1 IP address?

Here’s how you can log in to your 192.168 1.1 IP address:

  1. Connect your router to a computer using an Ethernet cable.
  2. Launch a web browser on the computer.
  3. Enter the 192.168 1.1 IP address into the web browser’s URL field.
  4. Provide your admin login name and password.

Why does 192.168 1.1 not work?

192.168 1.1 is a private IP address used to access the admin interface of many WiFi routers. However, some routers use other private IP addresses, such as,,,, or If the 192.168 1.1 IP address doesn’t work, make sure to try at least several other addresses. Also, verify that your computer is connected to your router using an Ethernet cable.

What is used for?

Many routers use the IP address as their default gateway. In other words, the is used to access the configuration settings of some routers, allowing their users to change network options, set up WiFi passwords, and more from a web browser.

What is the username and password WiFi?

The username and password for are the credentials you need to log in to your router's WiFi configuration settings. By default, many routers use "admin" as the username and "admin" as the password, but many other default combinations exist. Also, the default credentials can (and should) be changed to something more secure, which can complicate things if you're not sure what they are.

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