Why can’t I access my router with

While we are using a laptop or notebook to setup wireless network with a wireless router, we sometimes can’t login into the router with its default IP address we type or at the address bar of a browser), the webpage shows nothing or an error page, what is the problem and how does it happen?

Let’s analyze what will lead to this problem that we can’t open our router’s management page :

1. Check whether your laptop or notebook is connected to your router’s wireless network.
This is easy, you can take a look at the lower right corner of your desktop, if the Network label is marked with a red cross, this means your computer is not connected correctly, to solve this problem, you can read my previous articles for more information.
2. Your computer is connected to other man’s router. This kind of situation sometimes happens when your computer has been connected to another router before, just try to re-connect to your own router.
3. Your router’s default IP is changed to other IP address. In this case, you can take a look at the result of running ‘ipconfig’ command or ‘ifconfig’ command(linux version) and keep in mind of the default gateway which shows up, then re-enter the gateway IP.
4. Check whether input error causes the problem.
Many of us sometimes enter wrong IP address at the address bar of a browser. In the computer world, even a subtle error will cause a problem, sometimes we just type the IP address too fast and didn’t pay a close attention. Following error addresses won’t take you to the right page of your router:

192.168.l.l(the last two digits are 1, not the letter L)
192. 168. 1. 1 (there is some space between the dots) (IP address does not end with a dot)
http.// (http. // should be written as http://, with a colon, not a dot)

Please remember, the correct method of accessing your router is to enter http: // or (most of the time ‘http’ can be omitted, you can input directly with or And please also note that different brands of routers have different default management IP addresses which you can refer to my previous article, and these routers always allow you to modify the default address. You can also refer to the specific address mentioned in your router’s manual if you still have it. And there’s another point I need to mention, in general the address’ default port is 80, while we visit the address, we always omit the port number (full address is, if you’ve modified the port number, you need to enter the complete address, for example, http: //

What to do while we still can’t visit if there is no mistake of typing the default gateway address? The following step is very simple:

Check whether the result of “ping” is OK.
If we can’t access, the browser won’t show any result or return a 404 error, this means there’s a problem somewhere, we can ping the router’s IP to check whether there’s a problem with the network connection. As my previous articles mentioned, this step is pretty simple if you know a little basic computer knowledge, just open a command window and type ‘ping’, then hit ‘Enter’, if the window shows words including ‘time out’, it means you can’t connect to, your router’s default gateway address might be other digits. But, there are still some factors might cause the ping step failure:
(1). The router is not powered on. Such as the adapter is broken or not plugged with electricity, the router’s switch is not turned on, and so on. The router’s indicator will lights up after power on.
(2). The cable connecting your computer and router is broken, such as the crystal head loss, network cable broken, net card damage and so on. Change the cable or use another computer to access the router to see whether you can visit the router, if you succeed, then it might be your cable or net card’s problem.
(3). Your computer’s firewall disables access to your router’s IP address It’s easy to solve the problem by removing some related rules according to the firewall settings.
(4). The last problem might be the signal of your wireless router, if your computer is too far from your router or there are several walls or some metal stuffs between them, the router’s signal weakens a lot, then your computer might lose the connection.

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Posted in wireless router settings No Comments router network setting and configuration is an IP address usually set as the default login address with your ADSL modem, and it’s also used as default management address of some big brand routers. These router producer companies integrate management panel within routers so as to setup and configure routers very easily. You can login with this address to change routers’ settings such as configure WIFI settings and diagnose connection problems.

How to setup your router with
First, you need to login your router with, usually the username is ‘admin’, and sometimes router companies provide a second username for browsing all functions only. After you get the full authorization, you can access the management panel to setup many major functions, such as Router username and password management, Wireless network setup and configuration, Local network management and IP address arrangement, LAN, WAN, WLAN settings, ADSL setup, MAC setting, etc. Now the most popular setting part is wireless network setup, at the panel, you need to configure WIFI name, access code(WEP, WPA or WPA2), don’t forget to setup a complex password.

How to access router IP address
(1) Click here
(2) It’s very easy to copy and paste the above address or you can type manually at your browser’s address bar to access the management interface of your router. The easier way is to click the address at the first step, as many people would type wrong numbers, such as or 192.168.l.l or -t. There is another problem we usually encounter, after you get access to the user interface, we need to type username and password. What are router’s username and password? It’s very confusing if you don’t have router’s manual or don’t have any knowledge about routers, or you’ve forgotten the passwords after a long time period. Don’t worry, if you don’t know your router/modem’s username and password, please read information below.

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What to do if you forget your router’s username and password?
You can get username and password of your router very easily with one step, there’s a reset button at your router/modem, usually it’s a small hole besides network cable sockets, you need to look for it very carefully as it’s always hidden and not easy to find. After power on your modem, use a small stick like needle or toothpick to stick to the button in the hole for several seconds, and then you will get the default settings back. With the default settings, the username and password are usually ‘admin’, or you can look up at the back of your router for the information if there’s username and password marked. If this step still doesn’t work, you can try router information below:

Popular routers’ default username and password list:

2Wire admin 2wire
3Com n/a admin
3Com adminttd adminttd
3Com admin n/a
3Com root !root
ACC netman netman
ACCTON n/a 0
Aceex admin n/a
Aceex admin epicrouter
Actiontec n/a n/a
ADC Kentrox n/a secret
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 admin password
Ambit root n/a
AMD RAID Xpert software admin admin
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
Avaya root root
Barracuda Message Archiver admin admin
Bausch Datacom admin epicrouter
Bay Networks User n/a
Bay Networks Manager n/a
Bay Networks Manager Manager
BE Internet router (BE Box) Administrator <blank>
BE Internet router (BEBox) Administrator Serial  Number of the router
Belkin n/a n/a
Belkin admin n/a
Benq Admin admin
Bintec admin bintec
Boson n/a n/a
Broadlogic admin admin
Broadlogic installer installer
Broadlogic webadmin webadmin
Buffalo root <blank>
Cable & Wireless Admin 1234
Cabletron netman n/a
Cabletron n/a n/a
Canon i-Sensys LBP printer n/a 7654321
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
Dell admin admin
Digicorp n/a BRIDGE
Digicorp n/a password
D-Link or or n/a n/a
D-Link or Admin Admin
D-Link n/a admin
D-Link admin n/a
D-Link user n/a
D-Link n/a 1234
D-Link n/a year2000
D-Link print server Admin <blank>
E-Con admin epicrouter
Edimax admin 1234
Efficient login admin
Efficient admin admin
Efficient Networks n/a hs7mwxkk
Elsa n/a cisco
Ericsson (Formerly ACC) 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
IBM n/a ascend
Infosmart admin 0
Intel admin hello
Intel n/a babbit
Ipstar admin operator
JAHT Admin epicrouter
Linksys Administrator admin
Linksys n/a admin
Linksys admin admin
Livingston !root n/a
MacSense admin admin
Medion n/a medion
Microsoft Broadband Networking Routers admin admin
Microsoft Broadband Networking Routers n/a admin
Mikrotik admin n/a
Motorola cablecom router
Motorola admin motorola
Motorola admin password
Netgear admin password
Netgear admin password
Netgear n/a 1234
Netgear Admin 1234
Netgear ReadyNAS Duo <assigned by your network> admin netgear1
Nortel Telephone System <IP integrated with your network> nnadmin PlsChgMe!
Nokia m1122 m1122
Olitec admin admin
Olitec admin adslolitec
Pentagram admin password
Pentagram n/a pento
Pirelli admin mu
Pirelli admin microbusiness
Pirelli user password
Ricoh (Aficio printers) admin/supervisor <blank>
Samsung network printers admin sec00000
Sharp photocopiers Admin sharp
Siemens superuser admin
Sitecom admin admin
Sitecom n/a sitecom
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
SMC n/a n/a
Speed Touch (Alcatel) Administrator n/a
Speedstream admin admin
T-Comfort Administrator n/a
Teledat admin 1234
Telekom Malaysia ZXDSL ZXDSL
Telekom Malaysia ADSL expert03
Teletronics admin 1234
Telnet n/a n/a
TP-Link admin admin
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

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Posted in wireless router settings No Comments wireless router setup and configuration wizard is a common IP address that many routers use it as their default gateway, some hardware manufacturers also use this address to manage their wireless network setup or build a network. You can easily change this address through management console at, but it’s better not to change it in order to make the whole network work smoothly. Some other routers might use as their default IP address, it’s all depending on your own favorite settings.

Why can’t I access
If you need to connect to your router to manage the wireless settings, just type in your browser’s address bar and hit enter. Sometimes we may encounter a failure problem: the browser can’t get access to the router successfully. Why and how to solve this problem? Let me show you the steps.

First step is to ping To do this, we need to hit ‘START’ menu(if your computer system is Windows), then hit ‘Run’ menu, type ‘CMD’, this will popup a command window, then type ‘ping’ in the window, watch the result. If it shows ‘Reply from’, it means your network is OK, if it shows ‘request time out’, it means you cann’t connect to your wireless router.

Here might be the reasons:
1. Your computer’s TCP/IP property is not configured correctly.
2. Your computers TCP/IP settings are correct, and your router is also connected to a Modem, but your Modem’s setting conflicts with your router’s default setting, this stops you from getting access to the router.
3. There is a proxy setup in your browser.
4. There are multiple network cards in your computer, and their TCP/IP settings conflict.
5. Your router’s gateway is not, or you’ve mistaken it with 192.168.l.l.

If you have solved the above problem, we are going to share with you steps of how to setup a wireless router, you will find them work with many routers like Linksys, TP-link, D-link, Netgear, etc.

Step one: Connect the lines/cables
Before routers were invented and became popular in the market, we always connect our computers directly to broadband internet. Now most families have more than one computer, so we need to use a router to share broadband Internet access. If you are using router without wireless function, the first step is to connect the cable to WAN port of the router, and please make sure your computer is also connected to the router (LAN port).

After cables are plugged, the router will work properly with system indicator light(SYS light or a small gear icon) blinking. If the corresponding indicator does not light or computer port card icon displays a red cross, then it means there is a line connection problem. Try checking cable connections or change another cable to use.

Step two: Wireless Router settings
Open a web browser, enter in the address bar to open the router management interface, in the pop-up login box, enter the router’s administrative account (username and password are usually ‘admin’). Then select ‘Setup Wizard’, and select the correct access mode (common access methods are PPPOE, static IP address).

PPPOE: This is the most common means of internet access, it usually use dial-up method with username and password you get from your ISP to get access to internet. ADSL lines belong to this means.
Static IP Address: ISP carrier provides you a fixed IP address, gateway, DNS, etc. Some fiber optic lines use static IP addresses.

Next, we will setup a name of your router and a password for wireless signal:
Click ‘Setup Wizard – Wireless Settings’, we can see channel, mode, security options, SSID and other settings. SSID is the router name displayed while people are searching wireless signals, you can easily enter whatever you like or just leave it by default. At the wireless security section, we need to choose wpa-psk or wpa2-psk to set our router’s password, it’s the password for your laptop or cell phone to get connected to the wireless router, normally wpa2-psk is better. If you don’t want others to rub your network, you should choose a complex password.

After you’ve completed the above steps, restart your router, then get access to the management interface(, you will see your IP address is, wait 1-2 minutes, it will soon obtain a IP which is your external IP, now you are connected to Internet.

Some other wireless routers might be different since they have DHCP service integrated, the router will automatically assign an IP for your computer after it’s connected correctly, this should work both for cable router and wireless router.

Step three: How do I connect other devices to my router
Through above steps, the computer that you are working on will be able to get online, but if there is another computer, how can it get access to the Internet? It’s pretty simple, just do the same steps that your first computer get connected to the wireless router. It also works for your cell phones and others, like android cell phones, Iphones, they have wireless modules integrated, find the function, search wireless signals, find your router, click to connect, enter your password, it will soon show you a successful status.

What can I do if I don’t know or don’t remember password?
It’s really simple, you need to reset your router. Find the reset button on your router, push and stick to it for several seconds, and then unplug it and power it on again. Then enter ‘admin’ for the username and password at the management interface, it will get access to and work smoothly.

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Posted in wireless router settings No Comments wireless router setting and configuration steps is an IP address used by most router manufacturers as their routers’ default address, including normal routers and wireless routers. Some of us might have no idea how to setup and configure routers, and even don’t know how to access your router’s configuration page. Don’t worry, I’m going to explain details of how to setup your router and some troubleshooting you might face.

What is my router’s default username and password?

First, usually the username and password are marked on the back of your router, you need to look for them carefully, they are always marked on a label along with router’s serial number and login address. When these routers are manufactured and shipped, their default username and password are usually like this: username(case sensitive): admin, password: admin.

If you have a router at hand, you could take a  look at the back of it to check whether there is a label. If there’s none, it doesn’t matter, there’s always a manual or introduction paper.

Second, most mainstream routers’ login address is “”,  such as Linksys, Tp-link and Mercury routers. This default address is set by manufacturers in order to be easy remembered. Whenever you want to check router’s status or change settings or restart it, you can login at this address to the management page. If you failed to open it, please refer to the manual book whether the address is right or not, sometimes it’s or And, please note that it’s not www.

How to configure my router and why can’t I get access to

Most of us are interested in configuring our routers by ourselves at the management page, but sometimes while typing in the address bar, the browsers failed to open it. What is the problem and how to solve it? Here are some solutions:

1.Ensure your router’s WAN port and LAN port are connected with cables, and check whether NIC is connected with router’s port 1,2,3,4, likewise.

wireless router

2.Check whether the light of your router is on after you power on your router.

3.After connecting the cables, power on your computer, then we need to check whether your IP is configured properly. First, hit the ‘Start’ menu and then ‘Run’ menu, type ‘CMD’, hit ‘OK’, then type ‘ipconfig’ in the command interface, check whether the IP of local connection is 192.168.1.x (x can be between 2-254), default gateway, subnet mask If they are all as I wrote, there’s no problem.

4.If they are not what I wrote above, you need to check and configure your computer’s IP. The steps are: right click Network Neighborhood, choose Properties, find the ‘TCP/IP’ line and double-click to modify your IP, keep DNS to ‘obtain automatically’. (If your system is VISTA or WIN7, select the line with ‘IPV4’)

5.After entering the router configuration page, you can go directly to the ‘Network configuration’, then ‘WAN port settings’(my router shows these names, most brands of routers show very much the same), and then type in your account and password which you get your form cable provider, if they are not right, call the customer service.

6.If your computer still failed connecting to the internet, you can restore the setting of the router with following steps:

Find the small hole next to the router’s power cord socket, find a needle or a sharp stick, power off the router, insert the needle or stick to the hole and stick to it, then power on the router, after three seconds, then let go. Next is to login the router and reconfigure the settings. Also you need to check whether your computer’s IP is in the same network segment with your router.

7.After you restored the router to it’s default settings, try to open, it should work now.

8.If it’s still not working, try these steps: hit ‘start – run – cmd’, and type ‘ping’ to determine whether your network card is working smoothly. If there is no problem with your network card, replace your router, but you’d better borrow a computer to re-check whether your router is working correctly.

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