– Guide for Login | Username & Password is one of the many IP addresses reserved for private networks, assigned by the Internet Assigned Number Authority. It is used as the factory default address for routers by various router manufacturers. Home networks and small businesses use routers that reserve range for their network. is reserved for broadband data transfers, and thus is the last usable address within the range. It is a Class C IP address used by brands such as Linksys, Alcatel, Westell, 3Com, Billion, and Netopia Cayman.

The primary use of an IP address is that it allows the network administrator and users to connect to a router for administrative configuration, changing security settings as well as internet settings. IP addresses are not routed over the internet and in order to gain internet access a private address is exposed to the internet using a network translation service after being converted into a public IP. The web interface of an IP address is generated by the network router and also adds an extra layer of network security.


There’s a bunch of problems that could take place with your network configuration and its best to know how to tackle them when they do. Checking your IP address, accessing one’s router settings, how to handle an unresponsive router and resetting the router are the few details that would come to use in such situations.

Methods for Checking your IP address:

A default gateway is an IP address that is assigned to configure a router and is used by other devices in the network to communicate with it. In case of network problems take place it’s possible that the incorrect IP address has been input and checking would be a good option. To find out what your default gateway IP address is the following steps must be followed:

  • Go to the start menu and search for “cmd.”
  • Click on the cmd application icon.
  • Type “ipconfig” on the command line that appears.
  • A line of results will appear out of which you must look up IPv4, which gives you the IP address details.

How To Access Your Router Settings:

A home Wi-Fi network’s settings are stored in the router. To change these settings, it is required to log in to your router settings.  There are a variety of reasons why you might need to configure your router.

  • To change the name and password of your network.
  • Changing the firewall setting of your router to manage incoming and outgoing traffic to network ports.
  • Restricting access to specific websites from your network for parental control.
  • Changing the domain name server that is used to resolve a router’s network addresses.

Most routers have an administrative panel that can be accessed through your web browser.

To connect to your router interface, the following steps must be followed:

  • Turn on your router.
  • Connect your router to the computer using an Ethernet cable.
  • Open your web browser and type the IP address “192.168.l.254” in the address bar.
  • On successful navigation, you will find a router login prompt. Enter your router’s previously used administrative username and password. If you have not changed your password since setup this information will be available on your router’s user manual.
  • Once done the main configuration page shall open from which you must go to “Wireless Settings” and make the necessary changes. The changes are saved once you click “Apply.”

If the router still does not login after adding the credentials, it may be that the login credentials could be wrong.

If you are sure that the details are right you could try the following:

  1. Reboot the router by switching it off and on again.
  2. Temporarily disable the firewall
  3. Reset the router to factory settings.

Default Usernames and Passwords:

Router Name



admin/admin (or) admin/none












sitecom/sitecom (or) blank/sitecom



How To Reset Your Router:

There may be a time when you make a mistake in router configuration or have forgotten the login credentials after changing the default ones. Other problems might occur too with the device. At times like this, it would be best to reset your router to its factory settings. Before this is done, you must always make sure that your important details such as ISP username, password, etc. are saved to minimize the risk of losing your network connection completely.

The following steps must be followed to do so:

  • Using a thin object such as a pin or clip, press the reset button that is present on the rear panel of the router until it begins to blink.
  • Once the router blinks, release the button for the rebooting process to begin.
  • Login to the router using the login credentials present below the router.

Handling an unresponsive Router:

Though all router instructions have been followed, it may so happen that your router may still fail to connect. You could use the following guidelines to troubleshoot the problem.

Mismatched Wi-fi Settings:

The wi-fi settings in both the router as well as devices are required to be the same. A mismatch in wi-fi settings is a common network setup issue that prevents making a network connection. Checking the settings such as network mode, security mode as well as the security key input would be advised. The network mode should preferably be in mixed settings so as to allow support by all wi-fi versions used by devices. The security model of the router and all devices must be made the same too. WPA2 is the current industry standard for network security. It works as both a security protocol as well as encryption to wireless network traffic.

MAC Restrictions

The use of MAC filtering allows the user to state which devices can connect to
the network and also block users and keep them away. There is a possibility that the device you are using has not been added to the allowed list.


Though an average router can connect to an average of 10 devices at a time, the router may overload, and network speeds may deteriorate in the process. If this problem is noticed regularly, it is best to add a router to the network.

Signal Limitations

When out of wifi range the wireless connection to your device could be lost. It is advised to reposition your network router in order to have undisturbed networking experience.

Outdated Hardware or Firmware

Manufacturers keep updating their router software in order to fix bugs and enhance security. It is always best to keep your router firmware up to date. If your router fails to work, it is advisable to try and update its Firmware for a chance to get it functioning again.


We hope this blog will come in handy and allow you a more seamless and swift networking experience.