If you want to change some of the basic or advanced router settings and manage your WiFi network, you must know how to access these settings in the first place. To be more precise you need to learn the exact AT&T U-Verse router login steps and this is exactly what we are going to cover in this article. Besides that, we are going to explain how to secure your home network at a basic level.
So, let’s begin!
- What You Need:
- What Are The Default AT&T U-Verse Router Details?
- How To Login To AT&T U-Verse Router?
- How To Change The AT&T U-Verse Device Access Code?
- How To Change The AT&T U-Verse WiFi Name And Password?
- Final Words
What You Need:
- AT&T U-Verse wireless router
- Local network connection over WiFi or a network cable
- AT&T U-Verse default login details
- A device (PC/laptop, smartphone, tablet)
What Are The Default AT&T U-Verse Router Details?
AT&T U-Verse routers use the following login details:
Default IP: 192.168.1.254
Default password/Device Access Code: you will find it printed on a sticker on the router
How To Login To AT&T U-Verse Router?
Accessing the AT&T U-Verse router settings is pretty easy and straightforward if you have the correct login details and access to the network. So, let’s see what we have to do now.
STEP 1 – Connect The Device To The Network
The first and most important thing to do is to connect the device you’re using (PC/laptop, smartphone, tablet) to the local network. If your device supports a wired connection, connect it to the router with an Ethernet cable. Besides being more stable this connection allows you to access the router settings without the Device Access Code. But if you can connect your device over WiFi only, it is not a problem. The main thing here is to be connected, it doesn’t matter which type of connection you are going to use.
STEP 2 – Open A Web Browser On Your Device
Now, launch the web browser you already have on your device. It is used to access the web-based interface and makes router management and configuration much easier. It is up to you which one you are going to use, just make sure you are having the latest version installed. Old versions of the browser can sometimes affect the router login process.
STEP 3 – Enter The AT&T U-Verse IP In The Address Bar
As we have mentioned above, the default AT&T U-Verse router IP address is 192.168.1.254. You need to type this IP in the web browser’s address bar. This is important because some people type it in the search bar and instead of the web-based interface they see search results for this “term”.
If the IP is the router’s default gateway, you should see the AT&T U-Verse router home page i.e. web-based interface. In case it doesn’t show up, find the Default Gateway by following this guide here.
STEP 4 – Enter The AT&T U-Verse Device Access Code
In case you are connected using a wired connection you shouldn’t be asked to enter the Device Access Code.
However, if you are using your WiFi connection you will be asked to enter the Device Access Code in order to continue managing the AT&T router settings or when you try to save your changes.
STEP 5 – Start Managing The AT&T U-Verse Settings
NOTE: It is recommended to create a backup of the current router settings, just in case something goes wrong. It is much easier to revert those settings back than to set up the router from scratch.
Now you can tweak your router settings just the way you like it. However, we recommend changing the following first: the default Device Access Code, the default WiFi network name, and WiFi password. These changes will improve your network security. After all, it is recommended to change your WiFi password from time to time.
How To Change The AT&T U-Verse Device Access Code?
Depending on the router model the web-based interface may look different but you shouldn’t have any issues finding the settings you want to change.
When you access your AT&T U-Verse router settings click on the Settings tab, and then in the second row click on System Info and make sure the Access Code is selected.
You will have to enter the default Device Access Code, then click the radio button in front of Use a custom access code and enter your new Device Access Code twice in the fields below.
Also, it is recommended to set up an Access Code hint, to make it easier to remember in case you forget it.
Click the Save button to confirm the changes. If everything is correct you will see a Configuration Successful message.
If you aren’t logged out of the router admin dashboard automatically, you will need to log out and then login again with the new Device Access Code.
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How To Change The AT&T U-Verse WiFi Name And Password?
Once you log in to the router you can change the WiFi settings for the 2.4 and 5GHz wireless networks so make sure to repeat the steps for the 5GH network once you finish setting up the 2.4GHz one.
In the Settings tab, select LAN and then Wi-Fi.
In the Network Name (SSID) field delete the old network name and type the new one.
In the Wi-Fi password section, check the Use custom Wi-Fi network password radio button. After that enter your new wireless password in the Enter password field.
Click Save to confirm the changes.
Your device will be disconnected from the network now, so log in with the new wireless password to the new WiFi network name.
We hope that the AT&T U-Verse router login was successful and without any problems. Although you may not need to access the router settings very often, the next time you want to make some changes it will be much faster and easier. Just make sure to save the AT&T U-Verse login details somewhere safe. You will need the custom ones as well as the default ones as well. In case you forget the custom Device Access Code you will have to reset your AT&T U-Verse router to factory defaults. After that, you will be able to log in with the default login details and set up the router again.
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