When we create our wireless network, it is normal to take proper care of its security and function. In order to do that we need to access the router settings first. In this article we will explain the Mercury router login steps and also explain how to change the default WiFi name and password.
In order to complete this login process successfully we have to prepare a few things. So, let’s see what they are.
What You Need:
- Access to the network over WiFi or the network cable
- Computer or another device like a smartphone or a tablet
- The default or custom Mercury router login details
What Are The Default Mercury Router Login Details?
The admin login details for Mercury and other routers are predefined in the factory. Since this represents a security risk it is highly recommended to change these default settings during the initial network setup. However, make sure to save the default login details in case you need to reset the router to factory defaults.
- Default IP address: 192.168.1.1
- Default username: admin
- Default password: admin
NOTE: If the default admin login details have been changed before you will have to login with the default ones. In case you have forgotten the custom ones, you will have to reset the router to factory defaults and then login with the default admin login details.
How To Login To Mercury Router?
Accessing the Mercury router settings is pretty simple if you have everything ready. So, let’s take one step at a time.
STEP 1 – Connect Your Device
Connecting the device is essential because only devices connected to the network can access the router settings. You can connect over WiFi if you know the WiFi password or by using a network cable. The wired connection is much more stable but if you want to login using your tablet or smartphone, the WiFi connection will be good enough.
STEP 2 – Launch The Web Browser
The web browser is one of the user-friendly ways to access the Mercury router settings. Any of the browsers you have on your device will be good for this, but you have to make sure you have updated it recently. In some older systems with obsolete web browsers there may be problems during the login process.
STEP 3 – Type The Mercury IP Address In The URL Bar
Now enter 192.168.1.1 (the Mercury router default IP address) in the browser’s URL bar and press Enter on the keyboard (or hit the Go/Return button if you are using a tablet or a smartphone).
In case you get an error message like “This site can’t be reached” then you are either typing the wrong IP address or you are typing it incorrectly. Read this guide on how to find the router IP address and then type it carefully.
STEP 4 – Type The Admin Username And Password
When you enter the correct router IP you will be asked to enter the username and the password. Simply type admin in both fields and then click on OK. If you have a custom admin username and password you will have to login with these.
STEP 5 – You Can Configure Your Mercury Router
After you enter the admin username and password and click OK, you will be taken to the router admin dashboard. Now you can easily configure all the router settings, but if you aren’t too familiar with this or you aren’t sure what you are doing, it is recommended to take a backup of the current router settings. By doing this you will be able to revert the router settings to earlier state.
We hope that the Mercury router login was successful and that everything went out smoothly. Now we can make some changes that will make your network more secure.
How To Change The Mercury Network Name And Password?
Mercury routers come with a predefined network name and password. It is recommended to change these as well.
So, after you login to your Mercury router check the menu on the left and click on Wireless and then on Wireless Settings.
In the SSID field you should see the default Mercury network name in the following format MERCURY_xxxxx (where x is a random number). There you can enter the new network name. make sure it is unique and memorable.
Then scroll down if necessary and check the box next to Enable Wireless Security.
The wireless security options will appear. Now select the following security type: WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
In the PSK Passphrase field enter the new unique and strong wireless password. The wireless password should be at least 8 characters long, but we recommend making it between 10 and 12.
Now click the Save button.
If you have connected your device over WiFi you should be disconnected at this point. So, connect back to the new network name and use the new password. Please remember to reconnect all the devices that were previously connected to your network.
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Now you know how to login to your Mercury wireless router and change the wireless network name and password. If you have everything ready there shouldn’t be any problems. And then next time you plan to access the router settings you will do it in a few seconds. Just make sure to save the admin login details written somewhere. Keep in mind that you might need both the default and the custom ones.
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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