If you want to customize your Telstra wireless router and then secure and manage your home or business network, you have to know how to access the Telstra router settings in the first place. The Telstra router login steps are pretty simple and anyone can follow them and access the router admin dashboard.
In this article we are going to show you how to login to your Telstra router admin dashboard and how to change the admin password and the default WiFi settings. However, everything will be better if you prepare a thing or two before you start following the steps described below.
You Are Going To Need
The Telstra login process will be much easier and faster if you are well prepared. To be more precise, these are the things you have to have in order to login to your Telstra router.
You need a device like a computer or a mobile device (smartphone or tablet) and that device has to be connected to your network.
Then you need to have the default or custom router login details. You can see these printed on a sticker that can be found under or at the back of the router, you can check the user’s manual or check the following section.
What Are The Default Telstra Router Admin Login Details?
Telstra routers have the admin login details predefined in the factory. They are:
Default Telstra router IP: 192.168.15.1
Default Telstra admin username: admin
Default Telstra admin password: telstra
As you can see, these default login details can be guessed easily, so it is recommended to change them. However, if you have changed these default admin login details before, you will have to use the custom ones in order to complete the login process.
How To Login To Telstra Router?
After you prepare the things we have just mentioned, the rest of the login process is pretty simple and easy to follow.
STEP 1 – Make Sure You Are Connected
The device you are using to login to your Telstra router has to be connected to the network. It doesn’t matter whether you are going to connect it over WiFi or you are going to use a wired connection. It is important that the device is connected. The main reason for this is that normally just the devices that are connected can be used to access the router settings. Otherwise the login process will fail.
STEP 2 – Start Your Preferred Web Browser
When you connect the device, open the web browser you use most frequently. Consider it as a tool to access the admin dashboard i.e. display the router’s web-based interface. This makes the router management pretty simple and straightforward. You can use any web browser you want, just make sure that it is updated. Please note that some router manufacturers recommend using Microsoft Edge or Chrome in order to avoid potential conflicts with the router’s web-based interface.
STEP 3 – Enter The Telstra IP Address In The URL Bar
The default Telstra router IP (192.168.15.1) should be typed into the browser’s URL bar. After that press the Enter or Go button and you should see the Telstra router login page where you need to enter the admin username and password.
In case you type the IP incorrectly or the router is using another IP address, you can retype the IP and try to login again or find the correct router IP address using this guide.
STEP 4 – Enter The Telstra Admin Login Credentials
When the Telstra router login page shows up, complete the required fields. Type admin as a username and telstra as a password. Then press the Login button.
If everything was correct, you should see the Telstra router admin dashboard now. You will notice that the settings are well organized into Basic and Advanced and you should be able to find the ones you want to modify pretty quickly.
Adding extra layers of security to your network is always recommended and the first two you should start with are to change the admin password and the WiFI name and password. Let’s see where you can find those settings.
How To Change The Telstra Admin Password?
This particular change in the settings will stop anyone from accessing the router admin dashboard without your permission. As you could already see, the admin login details are pretty simple and can be guessed or found pretty easily. So, here is how you can find these settings.
1. Login to your Telstra router.
2. Click on the Advanced tab at the top.
3. Now in the menu on the left click on Administration and then on Set Password.
4. Now complete the required fields:
Old Password – Enter the old admin password here
Set Password – Enter the new admin password here
Repeat New Password – retype the new admin password. Please don’t copy/paste it.
5. Click the Apply button to save the new admin password.
NOTE: When you save the new admin password make sure to keep it written somewhere for further use. In case you forget it you will have to reset the router to factory settings and then login with the default login details and set up the router from the beginning.
How To Change The Telstra WiFi Name And Password?
Changing the wireless password from time to time is highly recommended. At the same time changing the network name is something you want to do in order to make it more personal or business related. These settings can be changed easily and here is where you can find them.
1. Access the Telstra router settings.
2. Click on the Basic tab in the horizontal menu.
3. After that click on Wireless in the menu on the left. The Wireless settings page will offer the options for both the 2.4 and 5GHz networks.
4. In the Name (SSID) field delete the old network name and type in the new one.
5. In the Security Options section select WPA2-PSK (AES).
6. In the Password (Network Key) delete the old wireless password and enter the new one.
7. Below this section are the 5GHz settings so make the same changes as above. You can use the same WiFi password, but make sure to use a different network name for each.
8. At the end click on the Apply button and connect your device to the new wireless network with the new WiFi password.
NOTE: Don’t forget to update the WiFi password on the other wireless devices you are using.
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We hope that this article has helped you access the Telstra router admin dashboard successfully. After that, changing the admin password and wireless settings is quite simple and just these two changes will make your network more secure.
There are also some other security options like enabling MAC filtering, enabling the integrated firewall, creating a separate network for your guests, changing the default IP address, hiding the SSID and some more. Each of these changes should add an extra layer of security to your network so you won’t have to worry about the security of your connection and personal files and data.
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