For a long time, the hackers have been hacking the wireless networks in order to access the internet on their devices. If you haven’t changed your wireless router’s admin password, the hackers need not have to hack your wireless router. After setting up a WiFi router’s admin password for the first time, you need to change the credentials for security purpose.
These days, the emergence of millions of the websites on the internet has become very popular. It is quite simple to find the admin password and username on the internet. One can find the default router password list on the web through different sites. Most of the major brand routers’ passwords list will be available on the web with much ease.
It is always recommended for the users to change the default router admin password after the initial router setup. In this post, we have come up with a detailed guide on how to change the wireless router’s default password easily. Have a glimpse!
How to Change or Reset Router’s Default Password?
If you have lost the password after setting it, you can reset it using the factory default password settings. For doing so, just follow the simple steps provided below:
1. Press & Hold the Reset Button
- The users can reset the router through the 30-second reset procedure.
- First of all, press and hold the router’s reset button from 10 to 30 seconds based on your router’s brand.
- In case, you hold the reset button only for a short time, it will reset the router but doesn’t get back to the factory default settings.
- For some of the routers, you can use a pin to press the button.
2. Connect a Device to Ethernet Ports
- Most of the routers have a web browser wherein they can easily access the administrator page.
- On the web page, the users can enter the IP address in the address bar.
- On the next page, enter the default login details or the changed details in the respective fields.
- The users can then gain access to the router’s configuration settings.
- Some of the routers will disable the administration through wireless. The users need to ensure that they are connected to the router through an Ethernet cable prior accessing the router’s admin page.
3. Type the IP Address
- The non-routable internal IP address for different routers is 192.168.1.1 or 10.0.0.1.
- It is actually an internal address that can’t be accessed through the internet.
- One can even find the specific router’s IP address and the login details in the manual in order to get the precise IP address.
Some of the default IP addresses for different router brands have been listed below:
4. Provide the Default Login Credentials
- Once you have landed on the page, you need to enter the crucial default login details.
- Type the default admin username and password for your router.
- You can find the default details on the website of the manufacturer.
- Otherwise, you can even find the details on the router’s manual.
5. Create a Powerful Password
- Once you have landed on the admin console, you can easily create a strong password for your router.
- Ensure that the password is complex in order to secure it from the hackers.
- If you have lost the password, you can easily get back it with simple steps.
- After creating a password, you can save all the settings and apply it.
That’s all! This is the easy process to change your router’s admin password with much ease. For more doubts and queries, just ask us through the comments section. We try to send the retort as soon as possible. Stay tuned to this site for more latest posts related to the routers.