If you have a TOTOLINK wireless router in your network and you want to modify some of its settings you will have to know the TOTOLINK router login steps. The entire login process is pretty simple and there are good chances that you won’t have any problems accessing the router settings.
However, if you fail to login to your router, there is nothing to worry about. In the end of this article we are going to give a short checklist that should help you login successfully.
But first, let’s prepare in order for the entire process to go as smoothly as possible.
What You Need:
- TOTOLINK Wireless Router
- Computer, tablet or smartphone
- Wired or wireless access to the network
- The default or custom router admin login details
All TOTOLINK routers have the same default login details (IP, username and password). This represents a serious security risk for your network and these default details should be changed as soon as possible, even during the initial router setup.
If you haven’t changed these login details here are the default ones:
- Default IP address: 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 (this depends on the router model)
- Default username: admin
- Default Password: admin
As we have said before, the TOTOLINK router login is pretty simple. Here are the steps you need to follow.
So, let’s begin!
STEP 1 – Connect The Device To The Network
This step is crucial. If you don’t connect the device to the network you won’t be able to access the TOTOLINK router settings. You can easily connect the device to the router either with an Ethernet cable or use the wireless password and connect to the WiFi network.
Once you connect your device you can continue.
STEP 2 – Open Your Web Browser
No matter which device you are using you need to open the web browser you normally use. Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome or any other will do the job just fine. Just make sure it is not too obsolete and update the browser to the latest version if necessary.
Now type the TOTOLINK router IP address in the browser’s URL bar. Make sure not to type it in the Search bar because that won’t trigger the router login page to appear.
After you type the TOTOLINK router IP address 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 in the URL bar you should be asked to enter a username and a password in the new window.
In the router login window type the default username and password. It is admin for both of them and click on LOGIN.
However, in case you or your ISP has changed these default login details, you will need to use the custom ones to login. If the defaults don’t work, and you can’t remember the custom admin login details, you will need to reset your TOTOLINK router to factory defaults. After that you will be able to login with the default username and password.
After you click the LOGIN button you should see the Easy Setup interface if this is the first time you are accessing the router settings, or you will see the router admin dashboard if the router has already been configured.
Once you access the TOTOLINK router settings it is recommended to change some of the default settings like the default admin password which should prevent unauthorized access to the router settings, and also change the wireless network name and password and protect your network from unwanted access.
Making these three changes will secure your network from most intrusions, but if you want you can also modify some other settings which will increase the security of your personal network.
Changing the default admin username and password, or just the admin password, should protect your router from unauthorized access to the settings. The problem with the default admin username and password is that they can be easily found by anyone.
If that happens, the person connected to your network can easily access the router settings and mess up everything – block you from the network, change the WiFi password and much more. To prevent this from happening it is recommended to change the admin password as soon as possible.
So, after you access the TOTOLINK router settings you need to click on System in the menu one the left and then click on Password Settings.
Now, enter the current admin username and password in the appropriate fields.
Then type the new username and the new password. You will have to type the new password again in the Confirmed New Password field just to make sure you didn’t make any typing errors when you typed it in for the first time.
Now click the Apply button to confirm the changes. If you get logged out of the admin dashboard, just login with the new admin login details.
Changing the WiFi name (SSID) and wireless password is also recommended. In fact, it is highly recommended to change the WiFi password every month. It is pretty simple to do it once you access the TOTOLINK router settings.
After you login, click on Wireless in the left-hand menu and then on Basic Settings.
In the SSID field enter the new network name.
As Encryption select WPA2.
In the WPA2 Cipher Suite section make sure AIS is checked.
From the Pre-Shared Key Format drop-down list select Passphrase.
Finally, in the Pre-Shared Key field enter the new wireless password.
Click the Apply button to save the changes and don’t forget to re-connect all your wireless devices to the network using the new WiFi password.
Depending on the model you can go to Advanced Setup, and then click on Wireless and then on Wireless Setup.
If you see Wireless (2.4GHz) and Wireless (5GHz) you will have to set up separate network names for these networks. However, the WiFi password can be the same for both. Just make sure to select WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK + AES as Encryption. Type the new wireless password in the Encryption Key field and click Apply to save the changes.
As we have mentioned at the beginning, in case the router login process fails at some point, there are a few things you need to check and fix if needed.
1. Is your device connected to the network? We have listed this as the first step but sometimes we simply forget to connect or we are connected to the internet using our cellular network or we are connected to another network. Simply check this and if you are connected to the right network, check the following.
2. Is 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 the correct router IP address? Sometimes your ISP decides to use another IP as a default one. Or if you have received the router from someone else, he or she might have changed the default IP. In that case you have to check what the router’s IP address is. Please follow the steps described in this article. If there is another IP address listed as a default gateway, use that one.
3. Is the IP typed correctly? This is a very common mistake. People tend to type letters that look like numbers instead of numbers. For example, they type the small letter “l”, but it is correct to enter the number “1”. The same applies to the letter “O” instead of a zero. Remember, the IP address consists of numbers only. No letters.
4. Are you typing the IP in the Search bar of the browser? If you type the IP in the Search bar, the router login page won’t open. Instead you will see search results about the IP address you have typed in. Type it in the URL bar.
5. Is your web browser up-to-date? If you haven’t updated the browser for a long period of time, that might be the reason why the router login page doesn’t show up.
6. Are you using an antivirus program or a firewall? Sometimes these programs block the router login page from appearing. So, disable the antivirus program or firewall and try again.
7. Are you typing the correct admin username and password? The default ones are admin for both, but if you have forgotten the custom ones you will have to reset the router to factory default settings and then login with the new ones.
Logging into the TOTOLINK router admin dashboard is pretty easy if you are well prepared to do it. We mean you have to connect to the network and have the default admin login details ready. With all of that the process doesn’t last longer than a minute or two.
Also, making just a few changes will boost your network security, and there are many more settings you can change to make the network more secure and more personal. Just go ahead and explore all the options.
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.
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