192.168.10.1 is a private IP address. This is used as the default gateway address by many router companies. The IP 192.168.10.1 is used by some well-known brands like D-Link, UPVEL, or TREND net. You need to access this address to set up your new router or change any kind of settings in the router you have already installed.
I am going to explain various things in this post. Follow this tutorial to know how to set up a router, upgrade security, and many more.
How to login to a router admin panel using 192.168.10.1?
The router admin panel can be seen as the equivalent of the settings of your phone but as its name suggests it is dedicated only to your router. Once you login to your admin panel you can change passwords, names, parental controls and manage Wi-Fi speeds in terms of GHz. Go through the following steps:
Step 1- Connect to the network: Open your device and connect to the local network. You can use a laptop or smartphone to do so.
Step 2- Access the login page: Open Firefox or Google Chrome browser or any other and enter one of the following URLs in the box.
192.168.10.1 or http://192.168.10.1 or https://192.168.10.1 or you can simply visit here.
This will direct you to the login page of the admin panel. Kindly remember that you can access the above IP address without an actual internet connection.
Step 3- Input default details: Once you are on the log in page of 192.168.10.1, enter the username and password. Click on login and explore various options in the admin panel.
If you are setting up your router for the first time, then you have to enter the default username and password given on the router box. You can easily find them. If you have your default username and password with you, you can fill those. In case you do not know the details or can’t find them, you can try the successful combinations provided below.
192.168.10.1 Default Username & Password
Note: Did you change your username and password before? Well, you need to enter the custom ones to access the console.
Did you change the username & password but you don’t remember them? In this situation, there is no other option but to reset your router.
How to reset your router if you forget your password?
Resetting your router is a simple process. All you need is a paperclip or toothpick and some knowledge with you.
1. Using the Reset Button:
- Inspect your router physically for finding its reset button which is generally located at the back or bottom.
- Now, take a pointed object like a paperclip or a toothpick will do the job too.
- Press and hold the reset button of your router for at least 20 seconds and after that release it.
- After this, the router lights will blink and the router will reboot itself to its factory settings.
- As the router fully reboots its username and password will change to the default ones which you used to login to its admin panel for the very first time.
- Similarly, now you can log in to the admin panel and then set new easy to remember yet hard to guess credentials.
2. In the Admin Panel:
You can reset your router or any router from the admin panel. It is really easy and you do not need any object to press anything. You can do this when you are able to access the admin panel.
- Log in to the router console using 192.168.10.1
- Go to settings or system or admin option
- Find the “Factory Reset” option.
- Click on it and wait for your router to do its work.
- When the reset process is complete, you will see a notification.
This means all your changed preferences are back to normal. So the first thing you should do is, change the password of your router.
Now, the admin panel is not just limited to changing the password and username. You can almost customize your Wi-Fi name, parental controls, and much more out of which the necessary ones are discussed in the point below.
Important things to do after you log in to the admin panel:
If you are someone who has just purchased a new router or anyone who just wants to add some security to their router you can follow the walk-through steps listed below which are easy to follow.
1. Changing your router’s login information
- Login to the admin panel with the current credentials.
- Go to settings and find an option that says “Change router password” or a similar phrase.
- Select the option and set a new credential
- Now, click on save settings.
Tip: Remember a strong password should always be at least 8 characters long with alphabets both capital and small, numbers and symbols present.
2. Changing the SSID/Wi-Fi name
- Login to your router’s admin panel.
- Go to settings and click on Setup > Wireless settings.
- Now, type in your new SSID/Wi-Fi name and save the settings and wait till your router restarts.
3. Manage connected devices
- Login to your admin panel.
- Now go to Settings > My Network or Connected Devices or something similar.
- If you spot an unrecognized device under the “connected devices” heading, simply kick it off by either denying the access or banning it.
Unable to Access 192.168.10.1. How to fix it?
Many of the times even if we know the right IP address, we fail to access the admin login page due to some simple reasons which still manage to make us scratch our heads. Below listed are the most common types of problems people face while accessing the IP and how to fix them.
1. Entering the wrong IP address
Correct IP Address:
Possible Wrong or Misspelled IPs:
Important Note: Do not enter “www” before the IP address. If you put so, you will face the issues.
2. Make sure you’re directly connected
Some routers may be set to not allow administrative access using Wi-Fi. So, make sure your connection is direct via a cable running from your computer to the router with nothing else in between. Also, disable Wi-Fi on your computer to ensure that your machine is purely using the cable connection to reach the router.
3. Factory Resetting
If everything else fails and you are getting nowhere just push the little red button and hold it for about 30 seconds. keep in mind that this will of course erase the present custom configuration which you’ve done to the router, including admin passwords and IP ranges.