How To Change Admin Password of Your Router.



The first and the most important thing you should do after setting up a new Router is changing the default admin password. This is very much important because a similar brand router has a similar username and password. If you are not going to change the default password, then someone can easily walk up to your router settings and can access your personal information without you knowing about it.  

Table of Content:
  • Steps to change the admin password of a Router.
  • Settings you shouldn't change on your Router.  

If you have never changed the router’s login detail, they will be ‘admin’ for username and ‘admin’ for a password.

Steps to change the admin password of a Router.

If your default router password doesn’t change yet, you should change it today. To do so:

Step 1: Log in to the Control Panel of your router by typing your router’s IP address (usually 192.168.1.1) in the address bar of your browser.
Some standard IP addresses are:
  • Apple: 10.0.1.1
  • ASUS: 192.168.1.1
  • Belkin: 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.2.1
  • D-Link: 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1
  • Linksys: 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1
  • Netgear: 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.0.227
For more visit: RouterIPaddress.com 

Step 2: Log in using the existing password (usually ‘admin’ for username and ‘admin’ for password) and navigate the menus to find the appropriate option, which will usually be found in a system or admin section.

Step 3: Select ‘Change Router Password’ or similar option may vary for different routers.

Step 4: Enter your new 'Password' and save the change. You are done.  

Note: Your admin password is not the same as the password used to connect your PC and other devices to your Wi-Fi network, so you don’t need to make any change to them once you’ve changed it.

The Settings You Shouldn’t Change on Your Router.

  • 1. Never Change The Broadband login of your Router.

In this post, I recommend you to change the passwords for your router login and wireless network, but you shouldn’t change your broadband login. Your broadband username and password are assigned to you by your (Internet Service Provider) ISP and if you change them, your internet connection will go down. In case you do so accidentally, contact your ISP.

  • 2. Never Change Your DHCP Settings of Your Router.


Your router’s DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol) server is in charge of assigning IP addresses on your network, letting you quickly add new devices. If you turn DHCP off, you’ll need to assign IP addresses to each device on your network yourself. If you need to assign a specific IP address to a device, see my post on how to set up static and dynamic IP addresses to a router. 

  • 3. Never Change Your Incoming firewall Settings of Your Router.

Your router’s firewall stops devices outside your home network from connecting to your devices. You can create individual rules to allow specific devices to accept incoming connections, but turning the firewall off and allowing all connections will leave your network vulnerable to attack.

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