– Router Admin

What is

The wireless router you use at home or at the office establishes your Wi-Fi connection using a set of two IP (Internet Protocol) addresses – a private and a public one. The public IP address is the one facing other networks on the Internet, including websites and streaming services. The public IP address is your Wi-Fi’s P.O. box and it is assigned by your Internet Service provider. The private IP address such as, on the other hand, enables your router to identify devices you connect to the wireless and establish a connection between the devices, which can be laptops, smartphones, printers, etc.

To access your Router’s Admin Panel you can enter in your browser address bar or Login at:

Login into your router at the IP

The private IP address enables you to have full control over your wireless network as well. You can use it to log into your router’s admin panel. There you can personalize, optimize, and secure your Wi-Fi. Just open up the internet browser you use, such as Chrome, and type in the address bar. The page that pops up will prompt you to enter a username and password. Most routers have “admin” as the default username and password. You can check the label at the back of your router to make sure that is the case with you.

Change the IP of your router to

Once you find yourself in the admin panel, you can easily change your router’s private IP address to and for To do that, look for the Network settings tab. There you should see a section called either Private IP, gateway IP, or IPv4. The string of digits you see there is your private IP. Change them to and hit save. Make sure to restart your router and reconnect your internet-capable devices to the Wi-Fi to make sure that everything works properly. Next time you try to log into the admin panel, you will have to use the new private IP you’ve chosen – different from

How to change your router’s Wi-Fi name and password

The admin panel gives you the chance to change the Service Set Identifier (SSID) of your Wi-Fi. That is the name you see when you are searching for wireless networks in range.

Change the WiFi SSID of

To do that, open the admin panel at the IP address and go to the Wireless Settings tab. There you will see the SSID field. You can choose any name you’d like. If it is your personal home network, you might want to pick up something creative and reflective of your personality. On the other hand, if you are setting up an office network, the name of your company might be a good choice.

Additionally, it is advisable to set up a password, so that only you and people you authorize can use your network. You will see the password field right under the SSID one. Experts advise that you use a strong password that contains a combination of upper and lower-case letters, digits, and special symbols. Strong passwords are at least 12 characters long and should be hard to figure out.

No connection to

If you get a No Connection error when you try to log into your router with IP, there are several things to check.

If your Wi-Fi is working that probably means that is not your private IP address. Try looking at the label on the back of your router, which should list the default gateway IP address, and try that.

In case the Wi-Fi is not working at, make sure that the cable connection is stable. You might want to unplug the Ethernet cord and reconnect it to the device, or even restart the router. If you are still getting an error after taking these steps, you might want to call your Internet Service Provider. It is likely there is either a global issue with your Internet connection, or a hardware problem with your router.