If you are using one of AT&T routers it is important to know the AT&T router login steps. When you learn how to login to your AT&T router you will be able to secure your router and wireless network, change the network name and protect the network with a password, set up a Guest network and much more.
The following article will guide you through the AT&T router login steps using the default router IP and, depending on the way you connect to the router, the Device Access Code.
What do you need:
- Access to your network
- An AT&T router
- A computer, tablet or smartphone
How to login to AT&T router?
STEP 1: Connect to your network first
In our “What do you need” section above, we point out that you need to have access to your network. The man reason for this is that if you aren’t connected to your network the AT&T router login process will fail at the beginning. The router settings can be accessed only from a device which is already connected to the network.
STEP 2: Type 192.168.1.254 in your browser
The default AT&T router IP is 192.168.1.254. It is a private IP address generally used as a default one for several different router manufacturers. We type this IP in the browser’s address bar. Pay attention to type this IP correctly and to type it in the address bar, not in the search bar. These are one of the two main reasons why the AT&T router login is unsuccessful.
STEP 3: The Device Access Code
The Device Access Code is unique to your device and it is usually printed on a label you can find on the side of the router. Whether you are going to need it depends on how you are connected to the router.
If you are connected to the router with a network cable you won’t be asked to enter the router password.
However, if you are connecting wirelessly to the router you will have to know the Device Access Code. The reason for this is when you make all the changes you want and click the Save button you will be asked to enter the Device Access Code and click Submit.
How to change the Device Access Code
If you don’t want to look at your router each time you want to make some changes it is recommended to change the Device Access Code into something more memorable.
After you login to your AT&T router go to Settings, then click on System Info and then Access Code.
First you will have to type in the current Access code.
Then select Use a custom access code.
After that type your new password/access code into the Enter New Access Code and Confirm New Access code fields. When setting up a new access code make sure to make a combination of small and capital letters, special characters and numbers.
You can also set up a hint in case you forget the new access code.
Click the Save button to save your new access code.
Don’t be surprised if you get logged off the router settings after you click the Save button. Simply repeat the AT&T router login steps.
Now when you have changed the default AT&T Access code you have to take care and keep your new code secure. In case you forget it, you will have to reset your AT&T router to factory settings and then you will be able to use the default Access Code.
- If the AT&T router settings don’t show up after you type 192.168.1.254 in the address bar, you can check whether it is the correct default IP by yourself. Just follow this guide.
- Whenever you make some changes in the router settings it is recommended to make a backup of the current settings. To make a backup of your AT&T router settings, go through the settings and look for Backup/Restore. In case there isn’t such thing in the settings you can easily take notes (or pictures with your phone) of the settings you want to change or make some screenshots. Make sure to note down the SSID, wireless password, static IP (if there is any) and so on. This is an easy way to know how to get back things the way they were before.
- The Device Access Code is case-sensitive.
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