If you want to configure your Optilink wireless router the first thing you should learn is how to access the router settings. After that, you can easily configure your router settings according to your needs. To help you with that we will explain the exact Optilink router login steps in this article and also provide some useful tips on how to secure your router and wireless network.
But first, there are some things you have to prepare in order to make sure the Optilink router login is successful.
What You Need:
- Optilink wireless router
- A device to connect to the router (smartphone, tablet, or computer)
- Access the network over WiFi or an Ethernet cable
- The Optilink admin login details
- Default IP address: 192.168.10.1
- Default username: admin
- Default password: optilink
If you have everything ready, the rest of the router login process should be completed without any problems.
We always mention this step because without it the router login will not be successful. All the devices connected to the network, like smartphones, tablets, or computers, have the possibility to access the router settings as long as they are connected.
If they are not part of the network they can’t access the router’s admin dashboard. So the first thing to do will be to connect your device to the network either using the network cable or using the wireless network password.
This depends on the device, but if you can use the wired connection please use it because it is more stable and you won’t be logged out of the network when you change the admin or WiFi password. Of course, if your device can connect only over WiFi you shouldn’t have any problems, but don’t be surprised if you get disconnected from the network when you make some changes in the router settings.
STEP 2 – Launch The Web Browser On Your Device
The web browser helps us access the router admin dashboard aka web-based interface. You can use any browser installed on your device, but please make sure it is up-to-date.
The default IP address for Optilink routers is 192.168.10.1. You need to type this IP in the browser’s URL (Address) bar and press Enter. After that the router login page should appear.
In case it doesn’t show up it means that your device isn’t connected to the network, the IP is incorrect or you aren’t typing it properly. The IP can be easily found by following this guide, and pay attention when you type the IP. It is made of numbers only, no letters.
When the router login page appears, you will be asked to enter the router admin login details. If you haven’t changed these you will be able to login with the default username and password. However, if you know that the defaults have been changed you will have to login with the custom admin username and password.
As we have mentioned before, the default Optilink admin username is admin, and the default password is optilink. They are case-sensitive so type them carefully.
Enter the verification code and press OK. When you press OK, you should be taken to the Optilink admin dashboard.
After you see the Optilink router admin dashboard, you can go through the settings and personalize and secure your network. There are many useful options there and you shouldn’t have any problems finding what interests you.
NOTE: If you are unsure about some settings but you want to change them, we recommend taking a backup of the current Optilink router configuration or asking someone experienced for help.
Since you have access to the Optilink router settings now, it is recommended to change some of the default settings. The default admin password, wireless network name and WiFi password have to be changed. This will increase the security of your network and keep you safe from most intruders.
The good thing here is that you have to change the default admin password when you login to your Optilink router for the first time. But the wireless password has to be changed every now and then.
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We all want to make the network name a bit more personal. Luckily, it is easy to change it once you login to the router settings. As for the wireless password, securing your wireless router with a strong and unique one is pretty important.
You really don’t want to leave it open and allow anyone in range to connect to it. Also, protecting the wireless network with a weak password is not recommended because there are ways from hackers to discover it pretty easily.
Because of that you need to set up a strong wireless password, 10-12 characters long, made of numbers, special characters and small and capital letters.
After you access the Optilink wireless router settings click on Network in the menu on the top and then click on WLAN in the horizontal sub-menu.
In the SSID field you can type the new network name. Click on Apply Settings to save the changes.
Now if you want to change the wireless password click on WLAN Security in the menu one the left.
Make sure your SSID is selected and in the Encryption drop-down list select WPA2.
As Authentication mode check the Personal (Pre-Shared Key) radio button.
Select Passphrase as the Pre-Shared Key Format.
In the Pre-Shared Key field type in the wireless password you would like to use.
Now, click on Apply Changes to save the changes you have just made.
If you have connected your device over WiFi you can expect to be disconnected from the network. This won’t happen if you connect the device using a network cable.
Now, connect again and make sure to reconnect your other wireless devices using the new wireless password.
We hope that the Optilink router login was successful and that you managed to change the settings we have recommended. The router login process is pretty simple and most likely you won’t need this guide the next time you want to access the router settings. However, it is important to remember the admin login details or just write them down somewhere.
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