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  • Last Updated : 28 Mar, 2020

Before even beginning the discussion, one needs to be clear about the concept of IP Address. The IP address or the Internet Protocol address is defined a s a numerical tag that is assigned to each and every computer which is a part of a computer network. The reason of reserving few IP addresses not for the public, has everything to do with the new version of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4).
There are two main functions of an IP address, which are as follows:

  1. Location Addressing or defining the location of the device connected, and,
  2. Identifying the network interface.

As far as the address is concerned, the same is used to obtain the router configuration details. The address is preferred by the manufacturers to define the LAN or Local Area Network IP Address.

About IP Address
Not all the destinations on the internet have a public address. is one of the private addresses that is used by most of the ADSL modems to get the configuration details of a particular router system. This is a default host address of the version 4 of IP (IPv4).

Nonetheless, it is important that the user type the address correctly on the address bar to avoid any kind of fatal errors. Secondly, the address gives us the information about the management of the router console of the network your device is connected to.

How to Login IP Address:
To access your router admin portal, you need to follow the following steps :

  1. Check the network connectivity of your device. It should be connected either through Ethernet or wireless.
  2. Open your preferred browser that you normally use to access the internet. Type any one of the following in the address bar:
  3. By pressing enter, you will be sent to a login page of your router or modem.
  4. Enter the username and password of your router. You may also check your password if you have forgotten the same.
  5. After clicking enter, you will be passed into a configuration page where you can change the settings.

How to Find Router’s IP Address ?
It is not necessary that the IP address of your router is, it is a possibility that the address can be or some other. All you have to do is, to find your default address. You can do this by going through the list of default router IP addresses and find the same. We have mentioned the router’s default username and password list below.

Router’s Default Username and Password List:
The username and the password of your router can be obtained from the router manual which comes along with the router at the time of installation. If you have misplaced the manual, no need to worry, you can visit this website in order to retrieve the default username or password.

Many manufacturers have router models that have different passwords and usernames. The list in the link will tell you the default passwords and usernames of the routers of your router.

What to do if I Forget Router Username And Password?
It is not a possible at a human level to remember the passwords. One can very easily get the passwords and usernames by following few steps. There are two ways of dealing with this problem. One, you can refer to the manual of router credentials as presented in the above link, the other and the preferred one, by resetting the router. This can be done by following steps:

  1. Look for the reset button at the back of the router.
  2. Take a pointy object and prepare to press the button.
  3. Press and hold the button for at least 10-15 seconds.

By doing this, you will reset the router credentials to the default settings. Now, you can easily put the default username and passwords in the login tab and find the router details on the screen.

How to Troubleshoot Router Errors ?
There maybe times when your router might not agree with your commands or might not be actively participating in the process of IP transfer. This can happen due to few Router Errors. The router errors can very easily be resolved and can be solved by troubleshooting. There are few things that need to be kept in mind before approaching with the process of troubleshooting.
The following are discussed as follows:

Check Power Supply 

The majorly found error is generated through the most basic problem of power supply. This problem can be solved very easily by checking the connection of the router to the problem. This is a common problem and does not require any professional knowledge to troubleshoot. The power supply is usually indicated by a lighting up small LED in the router.

Use Proper Quality Cables 

This depends upon your Internet Service Provider. A user should always prefer the best transmission cables while dealing with high speed networks. The role of the connecting wires cannot be overlooked. The quality of wire is necessary to be kept in mind to ensure smooth functioning of the network protocols.

Check the Router Signals:

The router signals are the responses of the router. If the router is unable to perform a function, it might be the role of poor routing signals. The router supports few LED lights that determine the status of the router signals. If such a problem occurs, one can look for the correctness in the working of these LEDs.

In conclusion, a user can do wonders by changing the router settings. All he or she has to do is to understand the working of the IP Address and they are good to go. The internet provides so many sources from where you can gather your router credentials. By following the aforementioned processes, you can ensure that the network you use for surfing the network works as per your commands. The problems in your routers can also be troubleshooted while following the simple steps. This way, you can also increase the security of your network-router connection. The user, at last, has the entire control of the process.

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