There are many good reasons why you should manage your wireless network and avoid using its default settings. Besides the most obvious one – network security, you can also manage the parental controls, guest network, port forwarding and so on.
If you want to login to your Hathway router you are at the right place. In this article we are going to guide you through the Hathway router login steps using its default login details. After we gain access to the admin dashboard, we will show you two simple and effective changes you should make to make your wireless network more secure.
But first, let’s see what you need to have before you start.
What You Need:
- Hathway router
- PC, tablet or smartphone connected to the network
- The default or custom IP, username and password for your Hathway router
How To Access The Hathway Router Settings?
If you have everything ready, let’s continue with the Hathway router login.
STEP 1: Make Sure Your Device Is Connected
Without this step you won’t be able to login to your Hathway router. If your device isn’t connected, the login process will fail at the beginning. So, either use the WiFi password to connect to the network or connect your device and the router with an Ethernet cable. By the way, it is always better to connect using the network cable if your device allows this type of connection.
STEP 2: Open Google Chrome
Well, basically any other browser you have on your device will do the job. The browser is used to help us access the router settings so launch the one you already have.
STEP 3: Type the Default Router IP In The URL Bar
Just enter one of these IPs in the browser’s URL bar and the Hathway login window should appear once you hit the enter button (or Go on the virtual keyboard on your smartphone)
In case these IP addresses don’t trigger the login window to appear, check what is your router default gateway using your smartphone or PC
STEP 4: Type In The Hathway Default Login Details
In the login window enter the following username and password:
Password: admin or the MAC address printed on a label at the back of the router.
Enter the captcha code if requested and then click on Login.
IMPORTANT: Please use the custom admin login username and password if you have already changed the default ones.
Also, if you don’t know the custom logins but you know the default ones, you can factory-reset the router and then login with the default admin username and password.
STEP 5: You Can Configure Your Hathway Router Now
Now you can customize your network settings. Feel free to explore all the things you can modify. However, we strongly suggest that you take a backup of the current settings if you aren’t sure what you are doing. It will be much easier to restore the initial settings.
Simple And Effective Security Changes
The following changes can be applied after you login to the Hathway router. So, make sure to do that and then apply these to boost your network security.
Hathway Router WiFi Name And Password: How to Change Them?
There is no need to tell you how important it is to protect your wireless network from unauthorized access. Changing the wireless password from time to time and replacing it with a strong and unique one is essential.
The process is easy to follow once you access the Hathway router settings. In this example we are going to take a ZTE router issued by Hathway to demonstrate the changes you need to make. If you are using a different router than this one, the graphical interface may be different but the steps are pretty much the same.
So, after you login to the router, click on Network and then WLAN.
Now in the submenu click on SSID Settings.
The network name can be changed in the SSID name field.
Click Submit to save the changes.
Now to change the wireless password, select Security from the submenu.
Make sure the correct SSID is selected. WPA/WPA2-PSK should be selected in the Authentication Type field.
And finally, in the WPA Passphrase enter the new WiFi password.
Click Submit to save the changes.
Now you can connect your devices to the new network.
Once you access the router settings we are sure you will come there often. Sometimes to make some changes, and other times just to look around and check things out. If you have created a backup of the current router settings, you can play around. Otherwise either write down all the changes you are making or ask someone with a little more experience to help you customize your network.
Hey, I’m David. I’ve been working as a wireless network engineer and a network administrator for 15 years. During my studies, I also worked as an ISP field technician – that’s when I met Jeremy.
I hold a bachelor’s degree in network engineering and a master’s degree in computer science and engineering. I’m also a Cisco-certified service provider.
In my professional career, I worked for router/modem manufacturers and internet providers. I like to think that I’m good at explaining network-related issues in simple terms. That’s exactly what I’m doing on this website – I’m making simple and easy-to-follow guides on how to install, set up, and troubleshoot your networking hardware. I also review new network equipment – modems, gateways, switches, routers, extenders, mesh systems, cables, etc.
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