If you are using a Virgin Media router and want to customize some of its settings then you really need to know the Virgin Media router login steps. Once you learn how to access your router settings, then changing the Wi-Fi password, setting up a new network name or a separate guest network for your friends and visitors is pretty simple.
Virgin Media uses Super Hub 1, 2 or 2ac or Hub 3 or Hub 4 but no matter which one you use the login process is pretty much the same.
So, let’s see how to login to your router settings.
How to Login to Virgin Media Router – A Detailed Guide
You don’t have to be a genius to access the router settings. Just follow the directions given in this article and you will access the router admin dashboard in a few minutes.
Before you login check these two things
In order to succeed there are two things you need to do:
1. Connect to the network either using the wireless connection or the network cable. Of course, the device you are using to connect will require either one or another way to connect but this is something that has to be done. If the device isn’t connected you won’t be able to login to the router settings.
2. Get the Virgin Media router login details – default IP address and password. All routers come with these default login credentials set up at the factory. You can find them in the user’s manual or printed on a label usually placed at the back or the bottom of the router.
What are the default Virgin Media router login details?
The default Virgin Media router login IP address is https://192.168.0.1 (there is no need to type https:// because all browsers today add it automatically). Please note that if Modem Mode is enabled in the router settings the login IP can be 192.168.100.1
The default password is printed on the label as Settings Password and it is usually randomly generated. In some cases the default password would be changeme so try that one first if you don’t have the sticker on the router.
Now when you have everything ready we can continue with the login steps.
STEP 1 – Open a browser on your device
Any of the browsers installed on the device you are using to access the Virgin Media router settings can be used for this. Please note that we are not visiting a live site so it doesn’t matter if our internet connection is working or not. Just launch the browser and move to the next step.
STEP 2 – Enter the Virgin Media router login IP address in the URL bar
We have already said that the Virgin Media default IP is 192.168.0.1. Enter this IP in the browser’s URL bar and press the Enter button on the keyboard or the appropriate button on the smartphone or tablet’s screen.
If the IP is correct a new window will open. If nothing happens or you get an error message check whether the IP we have provided is correct. Maybe you, your ISP or someone else has changed it earlier.
IMPORTANT: In case you have enabled Modem Mode in the settings before the login IP can be 192.168.100.1 so try that one if 192.168.0.1 doesn’t trigger the login page.
STEP 3 – Enter the username and password when asked
When the new window opens, if you are logging for the first time or you haven’t changed it, you need to enter the default Virgin Media password.
Please note that the password is case sensitive so be careful when typing it. Also, in case the default Virgin Media router login password has been changed in the past, you will need to login with the customized one instead. The default settings password can be used again in case you forget the custom login credentials, after you reset the Virgin media router to factory settings.
STEP 4 – Click Next, Login or Sign in
Depending on the hub you are using you should now click the Next, Login or Sign In button. After that you can easily modify the router settings.
Quick Security Tips
One of the first things we recommend changing in the settings is the router admin password. The reason for this is because anyone connected to your home network can access the router settings without your authorization if he or she knows this password. And to find it it just takes having a look on the sticker on the router.
For this reason, once you login to your Hub 3 or 4, click on Admin in the left-hand menu and then on Change Password. There you can change the router admin password. Don’t forget to save the changes and most importantly, store that new password somewhere safe. In case you forget it you will need to reset the router to factory settings.
Another quick security tip is to disable WPS on your router. This button allows anyone to connect to your network with a simple press of a button without your authorization.
Changing the network name and wireless password is something we should normally do when we set up the router. It is also recommended to change the WiFi password from time to time and always set up a strong and unique password.
We hope you have managed to go through the Virgin media router login steps with no problems and we highly recommend applying the security tips proposed in his article. Now you can enjoy your wireless home network.