Are you thinking about changing your wireless network name? Or maybe you want to change your WiFi password? Well, this can be easily customized if you know the Airtel router login steps. And there is even more, once you gain access to the Airtel router admin dashboard.
The following article will guide you through the Airtel router login steps. We will use the default login details for that.
Once you gain access to the admin dashboard, we highly recommend taking some action and securing your wireless network. The recommended changes will prevent unauthorized access to your home network and will help you save your personal data and bandwidth.
But, first let’s see what you have to get ready in order to make the login process smooth and without any issues.
What You Need:
- Airtel Wireless Router
- Computer or mobile device (smartphone or tablet)
- Access to the home network (wired or wireless)
- Airtel login details (default or custom)
Why Should You Login To Airtel Router?
If you want to manage your home network properly and make sure it is well protected, you need to know that all the necessary changes need to be made in the router admin dashboard. For this reason we have to know how to login to our Airtel router using the default or custom login details.
In most cases, the router comes with predefined settings like a default IP and admin username, default WiFi name and password. This is a security risk and that’s why we recommend changing these settings during the setup. However, some people don’t bother with this too much and they leave these settings hoping that no one will access their network without their permission.
Like we said before, the first thing to do is to learn how to login to the Airtel router.
Airtel Router Login Steps
If you have connected your device to the network, prepared the router’s IP address, and the admin login details, there should be no problems at all. So, let’s begin!
STEP 1: Connect Your Device To The Network
We have already mentioned this in the What you need section, and this is one of the key factors for a successful Airtel router login. So, depending on your device you can either connect to the network using the WiFi password, or connect your device to the router using an Ethernet cable. After you make this connection, move to the next step.
STEP 2: Launch Your Browser
We need to launch a browser on our device if we want to access the router admin dashboard. The web browser in this case is just a tool that allows us to see and modify the router settings through the web-based GUI. Please note that we don’t need an active and working internet access because we are not visiting some website.
STEP 3: Type The Airtel Default IP In The URL Bar
The default Airtel router IP address is 192.168.1.1 and you need to type this IP in the browser’s URL bar. After that, hit Enter on the keyboard and if the IP is correct you will be asked to enter a username and password.
If you aren’t asked to enter the router login details, you should check whether this is the correct IP address. You can find your IP using your smartphone.
STEP 4: Enter The Airtel Router Admin Login Details
The default Airtel router username and password are:
Type these login details in the appropriate fields and press Login.
STEP 5: You Can Now Tweak Your Router Settings
After you enter these login details you will see the Airtel router setting page. All the basic and advanced settings can be changed here. If you are afraid that you might mess up something, you can always make a backup of the current router settings which can be restored if necessary.
Simple And Effective Router And Network Security
As the title says the following changes are simple and effective. This means that anyone can make them and they will protect your network from unauthorized access from most outside threats,
Change The Airtel Admin Password
After you have accessed the Airtel router settings click on Maintenance in the menu on the left.
Then click on Password and the section where you can change the router admin password will open. Enter your login details in the following fields:
Original Password – Enter the default or custom admin password
New Password – enter the new router admin password
Re-enter Password – enter the new admin password again to make sure there are no typing errors
Click the Save button, log out and then sign in with the new admin password. Continue making the changes after that.
Change The Airtel WiFi Name And Password
After you login to your Airtel router admin dashboard, click on Network in the left-hand menu.
There you will see two separate networks that have to be customized: Wireless (2.4GHz) and Wireless (5GHz)
Make sure to make the network name different. You can use the same WiFi password on both.
For example, when you click on Wireless (2.4GHz) scroll down to the SSID configuration section.
Now in the appropriate fields you can make the necessary changes.
SSID Name – here you can type your new WiFi network name
Encryption Mode – make sure to select WPA/WPA2-Personal
WPA Encryption Mode – Select TKIP/AES
WPA Key – here you can enter your new wireless network password
Click the Save button to confirm and save the changes. After that you need to update the WiFi password on your devices by connecting them to the new SSID.
Knowing how to access and customize your WiFi network is useful, although you won’t have the need to do it often. We strongly recommend you to write the default admin login details, as well as the WiFi password and keep these somewhere safe for the next time you are going to need it. In case you forget the admin password you will have to reset the Airtel router to factory settings, and in that case you are going to need the default login details and you will have to set up the router from the beginning.
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