To make your home smart, you need to have a Wi-Fi network so that you can get access to the internet with a great level of ease. If you switch your home or buy a new router, you need to configure the router based on the model and the new user name set by the internet service provider, often known as ISP. But if you ask the users, how to get access to the home router, you will be surprised to know, many people don’t have the knowledge to gain access to the router. In fact, they rely on a specialized team to person this task.
Accessing your home router is a very simple task. Some of you might say, the process greatly varies depending on the brand and the firmware version. But if you dig into the details, you will know the process are pretty much similar in all the process. After reading this article, you will know how to gain access to the home router just like the professionals.
Establish an active connection
If you are installing a new router, the first step is to connect your smart device or the personal computer to the router. To do so, you need to power on the router. After powering on, you will notice a new Wi-Fi access point is registered in your personal computer or smartphone Wi-Fi access point list. Hit the connect button and you will be prompted to input the user name and the password. Most of the time the user name is set to “admin” but the password greatly varies. So, where can we can get that password to connect our device to the Wi-Fi access point? If you look at the backside of your router, you will find the SSID, user name and password. Use those login credentials to connect your pc to the access point.
Accessing the IP address
To access the dashboard of the router, you need to know the IP address. Most of the time, the IP address is also listed in the manufacturing box but if not, you can try to the following 4 IP addresses. Regardless of the brand, one of the listed IP addresses is going to work. The IP addresses are:
Open your browser and use the designated IP address to access the login page for the router. After giving the correction IP address in the web browser, you will be asked to input the user name and the password to gain access to the back end of the router. In master cases, the default user name and the password is “admin”. Once you input those values, you just gained access to the router.
Though the process is very simple, some of you might have trouble in dealing with these steps. In such a case you can use the search engine that respects your privacy to collect more information regarding this process. Once you do so, you are most likely to have zero trouble in accessing your home router.
Some of the advanced routers also allow remote access to your home router from any place. But for that, your router must be connected to the internet. And to gain access to the router, you need to download the app from their official website or Google play store. Once you do so, you will be again asked to give the login credentials for your router. When you do it for the first time, it is highly recommended that you use the internet connection from the same router. By doing so you can easily avoid any unexpected issues.
Once you login to the mobile app, you will notice many premium features. You can even limit some of the connected devices by using the remote login features. Once you are done with it, you can realize the importance of remote login.
Troubleshooting the problem
Some of you might have a problem accessing the router. But there is no need to panic. You need to initiate a hard reboot so that you get the router in newly working mode. To initiate a hard reboot, you need to power on the router and push the reset button for a few seconds. Usually, the rebooting process is done in less than 10 seconds. So, those who are having problems accessing their router can use this method to solve the minor issues. However, if you still face problems, chances are high that your router has a hardware problem.