Knowing how to login to your Orange router and make the necessary changes that will make your home network more secure is pretty important. This article will show you the exact steps required to login to your router successfully as well as change the default WiFi network details.
But first, we have to make sure to take care of a few things to make the login procedure successful.
What You Need:
- Orange wireless router
- Computer, tablet or smartphone connected to the network
- The Orange default login details (or the custom ones if the defaults have been changed)
Why Should You Login To Your Orange Router?
If you are wondering why you need to know how to access your Orange router settings we have to say that managing your home network and keeping it secure is pretty important today. And you won’t be able to do it if you don’t access the router settings.
The basic home network security includes changing some of the router’s default settings like the router admin password, and the WiFi name and password. There are some additional security changes you can apply like enabling the built-in firewall, enabling MAC filtering, and so on, but we won’t discuss that in detail in this article.
And of course, we have to mention the possibility of creating a Guest network for your friends and other visitors, or Parental Controls to take care of the time your kids spend online and the sites they visit. There are many other options to manage here as well, but just the ones we have mentioned are a good reason why you need to know how to login to your Orange router.
Orange Router Login Step-By-Step
If you have everything ready you can start with the Orange router login steps. They are easy to follow and by the end of this article you will be able to access the router settings on your own and make the necessary changes to make your network more secure.
STEP 1 – Connect Your Device To The Network
If you haven’t already done this we have to mention that the device you are using to login to the router needs to be connected to the network. If it isn’t connected, the login process will be unsuccessful.
It is up to you whether you will use a wired or wireless connection, but if possible always use the wired one. It is more stable and you won’t be logged out of the network when you make and save specific changes in the router configuration.
STEP 2 – Launch The Web Browser On Your Device
The next step would be to open any of the browsers you already have installed on your device. It is practically a tool that will let you see the router’s web-based GUI. So, launch the browser you normally use.
STEP 3 – Type 192.168.1.1 In The Browser’s URL Bar
The default IP address for Orange routers is 192.168.1.1 and you need to type it into the browser’s URL bar and hit the Enter key on the keyboard. Or if you are using a mobile device just tap Go on the virtual keyboard.
If the IP is correct you will be asked to enter a username and a password. If it isn’t, you will see an error message saying “Connection has timed out” in Mozilla Firefox, or “This site can’t be reached” if you are using Google Chrome. The good thing is that you can easily find the default router IP address if you follow the explanations given in this guide.
STEP 4 – Enter The Admin Username And Password
Orange uses the following default login details:
Username: admin or user
Password: admin or you can take a look at the label at the bottom of the router and see the default username and password there and use them instead.
Also, if the default username and password have been changed earlier, you will need to use the new ones.
STEP 5 – You Can Manage Your WiFi Network Now
If the device was connected to the network and the login details were correct you will be granted access to the router settings. Some models will show the Quick Configuration page. You can quickly configure your WiFi network name and password there. However, there are many different options mentioned at the beginning of this article. You can now go through each of them and make some changes if you have to. However, if you don’t know what you are doing we strongly recommend taking a backup of the current router configuration, just in case.
How To Change The Orange WiFi Name And Password?
We have already mentioned that it is important to keep your WiFi network safe and secured. The easiest way to achieve that is by changing the default WiFi name and password.
If you want you can easily change these settings in the Quick Configuration page when you login to the router settings.
Alternatively, to change the network Name (SSID) you will have to select BASIC in the top, horizontal menu. And then, from the menu on the left, select WiFi and then SSID & Channel.
Enter the new Network name in the SSID field and click Apply to save the settings.
Now, to change the WiFi password, select Security under the WiFi menu.
Under Allowed Client Type select WPA/WPA2 and in the Pre-shared Key field enter the new wireless password.
Click on Apply to save the changes.
IMPORTANT: When you save the new network name and password you will have to reconnect your wireless devices to the network again.
We are sure you didn’t have any problems logging into your Orange router and changing the default WiFi name and password. This is a significant security measure you have to take, and even change the WiFi password from time to time. It is usually enough to make your wireless network secure from unauthorized access, but if you want more feel free to go through the settings and add additional layers of security.
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