– How To Access The Router Admin Console is a private IP address mostly used as a default IP for routers produced or used by AT&T, Billion, Plusnet, Netopia, Thomson, PIX-LINK Mini router and some Linksys models. In case you want to change your wireless network name or change your Wi-Fi password you will need to know a little more about the IP and how to use it.

But first, we suppose you want to know how to use this IP properly so let’s get started. and How to use it

All the changes we need to make regarding our wireless network need to be made in the router settings or the so-called router admin console. Each router has a default IP address, in our case it’s and we can use this IP to access the router settings page.

So, before we access the router settings page, we need to do the following:

  • Check whether is the correct router IP
  • Check whether we are connected to the network either using a network cable or Wi-Fi
  • Have the router username and password

Login to the router settings page using

If all these requirements are fulfilled, we will be able to login to our router settings page without problems. Just follow these steps:

STEP 1: Connect to your network

If you aren’t connected to your home network you won’t be able to access the router admin console. So, make sure to do this first.

STEP 2: Launch a web browser on your device

The router admin console can be accessed using a web browser. We are not visiting a real website here so there is no need to have a working internet connection. Any browser will do the job so launch the one already installed on your device.

STEP 3: Type in the browser’s address bar

Make sure to type the IP in the address bar. Sometimes people type it in the search bar and get Google search results instead. After you type the IP address press Enter on the keyboard if you are using a computer or a laptop, or tap the Go button or magnifying glass icon on your smartphone. goes in the Address bar

STEP 4: Enter the router login username and password

If is the correct IP address you will be required to enter the default login username and password for your router. You can find these in the user guide or on a label at the back of the router. In case you have changed these login details before, you will need to login with the new credentials.

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Most common usernames in this case are: admin and user

Most common passwords are: admin, password or just leave this field blank

After you click the Login button you will access the router admin console where you can change the router settings.

Here are some official username/password combinations to help you here.

AT&T routers

If your device is directly connected to your AT&T router you won’t be asked to enter the login details. If you are using a wireless connection you will need to enter the Device Access Code. If you are using an AT&T router you will find this AT&T router login guide useful.

Linksys routers

Username: admin

Password: leave this field blank

Billion routers

Username: admin

Password: admin

Netopia routers

Username: admin

Password: admin

Username: admin

Password: admin

STEP 5: You can change the router settings now!

If the username and password were correct you will see the router admin console. Here you can make many changes which can secure your wireless network, create a separate Guest Network for your friends and other visitors, control the time your children spend online using the Parental Controls feature and much more.


Sometimes it may happen that you can’t complete the login process. Here are the most common reasons so check whether any of these is causing problems.

  • If you are not connected to the network you will get these messages in your browser.

“No internet” in Google Chrome

“Unable to connect” in Mozilla Firefox

Connect to the network and continue from STEP 3.

  • If the login window doesn’t appear after you type the IP address and hit the Enter button isn’t the default IP for your router. Inf this is the case you can get an error message saying “The server at is taking too long to respond.” if you are using Mozilla Firefox or “This site can’t be reached took too long to respond.” If you are using Google Chrome.

If that happens you can try with another IP address like or which are most frequently used default IPs. Or you can try finding the IP on your own using this guide.

  • Another reason why the login window doesn’t show up is because you have mistyped the IP address. The IP is made of numbers, but one of the most common mistakes is typing 192.168.l.254 where the small letter “L” is typed instead of the number “1”. In that case try again and continue from STEP 4.
  • The username and password are case sensitive so pay attention when you type them.
  • In case you have changed the default router username and password and you can’t remember the new login details; you will have to reset the router to factory settings.

Conclusion is just like any other private IP addresses. Routers with this private IP use it to identify themselves in the network and we can use that same IP to login to the router and modify its settings. All you need to know is the correct router IP, username and password and you can start securing your wireless home network, setting up Parental controls or a Guest network, and much more.

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  1. Jurrasic Fibre in the UK, gave a nokia router but putting in the ip gateway on the back of the box – gives a nonsense response of ‘took too long to respond’- attempting to launch windows diagnostic from the browser link causes it to ‘encounter an error’ – Have tried resetting the router and ethernet cable also because perhaps the firewall was enabled and it would only let admin page entry for a minute after restarting- HOWEVER, this was no good either, as the router itself stays on ‘IDENTIFYING..:- funnily enough the wifi picks up the router before the ethernet does and neither will let me join quick enough to bypass the timed firewall, if there is indeed such a thing enabled.

    Absolute load of bollocks! Now I’ve got to phone the twats and tell them I can’t access my own bloody router.


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