Need to change some settings in your wireless router? If you can’t access 192.168.1.1 – or the IP address your router uses – here’s how to get connected.
Can’t access 192.168.1.1 Admin Wireless Settings: How to change router settings.
To access your router settings you need to know its IP address, and if you're having trouble accessing this it may have changed. You can find the IP address using ipconfig.
These days all router come with Wi-Fi enabled and secured. Typically you’ll find the Wi-Fi password on a label stuck to the router, and it may even show the user name and password and default IP address.
How to access your router's Admin Wireless Settings page
If you can’t access your router via Wi-Fi, connect an Ethernet cable between your router and your PC or laptop.
Find your router's IP address
Bring up a command prompt by typing ‘command’ in the Start menu search box (or Windows 8 Start screen) and choosing Command Prompt. (Or just press the Windows key and 'R' and type cmd then press Enter.
At the prompt type ipconfig and press Enter. You will see a list of the network adapters in your PC. Look through the information to find the number next to Default gateway. This is the IP address of your router (usually 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1). The router will need to be connected to the mains and turned on in order for this to work.
Connect to your router
Open a web browser and type this number - into the address bar, then press Enter. You should now see the login screen for your router. After login you should now see Admin Wireless Settings screen.
If your reason for accessing your router’s Admin Wireless Settings was to configure a Wi-Fi network, you can now do so. It’s worth changing the Wi-Fi network name to something memorable, but it’s most important to set a password. If possible, choose WPA2 security rather than WEP. While you’re at it, change the default router password to prevent anyone else accessing your router’s settings. Stick a label on the router so you won’t forget the IP address, Wi-FI password and router username and password.
If you don’t see the login screen, it could be because the gateway IP address has been manually entered under your network adapter settings.
To check, open Control Panel and search for ‘network’. Click on View Network Connections under Network and Sharing Center.
Right-click on the Ethernet adapter and choose Properties. Then scroll down the list to find Internet Protocol Version 4. Click on it and then click the Properties button. Make sure Obtain an IP address automatically is selected, and also Obtain DNS server address automatically.
Now repeat the previous steps to see if this has fixed the problem.
If you still can't connect your router, make sure any software firewalls are disabled. These might be part of your antivirus or internet security software, or a standalone application such as ZoneAlarm. Temporarily disable these to see if they are causing the problem. Windows’ built-in firewall shouldn’t cause a problem.
Check also for other software such as parental control applications which may prevent you from accessing certain websites – a router’s settings interface is just a website. There could also be settings within your web browser which are causing a problem, so try a different browser to eliminate this as an issue.
If you’ve forgotten your router’s username and password, you’ll need to reset it to factory settings. This is usually achieved by pressing a button or inserting a paper clip or pin into a reset hole. Check your manual to find out how long to hold the button for in order to reset it. After resetting your router you can follow the earlier steps to connect to the router’s management interface. If you not find login and password your wireless router, full list of default passwords can be found on the website http://routerpasswords.com/.