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What is the IP

Everything You Need to Know About the IP Address

While you may not know it, the IP address is significantly essential to your Internet needs. How? For one, it's the default IP address for modems and wireless routers.

In other words, it's the IP address that your home or office computer uses to send data requests over the Internet. The IP address is also the primary way to make changes to your router's network settings or resolve any issues you might be experiencing.

However, despite the crucial role it plays, many people don't know how to log into the IP address to optimize their WiFi network or sort out any issues with their Internet connection.

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How to Login to your router with IP address

Logging into your router's admin page using the IP address is pretty straightforward. Quickly, here's a step-by-step guide to help you out: 

  • Step One 

    Connect your computer to your router, and enter into the search bar on any browser on your PC. 

  • Step Two 

    Once you've entered the private ip address in the search bar, you'll immediately gain access to your router admin's login page. Here, you'll see blank spaces to enter your router's username and password.

    Since you're logging into your router's admin page for the first time, we're guessing you've never changed the username or password. In that case, you can find the default login details on the back of your router or inside the manual.

  • Step Three

    After getting the default username and password, enter the details in the blank spaces provided, and viola! You're in. Once you've gained access to your router through the IP address, you can make any changes you want. Too easy, right?

This article will discuss the IP address, and how you can use it to change your home or office WiFi password or solve any network glitches you may experience with your router.

If you're having trouble logging into the IP address, we'll also look at the common causes and how you can solve them. Let's dive in.

What Is IP Address? is a private IP address belonging to the class C network. Generally, it's the primary IP address and default gateway for modems, wireless routers, and other Internet devices. As such, its primary task is to help your computer send data requests over the Internet. 

However, does much more than that. If you have a WiFi router in your home, you've probably noticed that the preset network of most WiFi routers is less than perfect. We're also guessing you've been wondering if there's anything you can do about it. 

Well, there is. With the IP address, you can access your router's admin page and make necessary setup changes. Dive into the next section to find out how to log into the router with that IP address. 

Reasons Why You Can't Log Into Your Router's Admin Page and What to Do About It

If you tried accessing your router's admin page using the IP address but couldn't, there's no need to worry. There are several reasons why your login might have failed, and in this section, we'll look at some of them and the possible solutions. 

Internet Error

Poor Internet connection is one common reason you may not be able to log into your router's admin page. Typically, you can solve this issue by checking all wire cables or restarting your router, modem, or any other network device you use to access the Internet. 

Unable to Remember Your Login Username or Password

This one is a no-brainer. You obviously can't access your router's admin page using without your username or password. That said, it's not an unsolvable issue. To fix this problem, press and hold the small circle button at the top of your router for about 10-20 seconds.

However, the shape of this button will vary based on the size of your router. Also, resetting your router means you'll lose access to the Internet. As such, we'd recommend you speak to a professional first before taking this step. 

Relevant Questions and Answers on IP Address

How to Change Password and Network Name

Changing your WiFi password with is remarkably easy. Let's show you how to pull it off:

  • Open any web browser on your home computer or mobile phone, and enter in the search bar. 
  • Go to "Settings" and scroll down to find the "Security* option. 
  • Enable WPA2 on your router. 
  • Enter your new password. Ensure you're using a passcode that's 100% safe. You don't want anyone gaining unauthorized access to your home or office WiFi network. 
  • Restart your router. After this step, you'll need to reconnect every device connected to your router's WiFi network.

If you'd also love to change the network name (SSID) of your router, here's how to get that done:

  • Open any web browser on your computer or mobile phone, and enter in the search bar. 
  • Go to "Settings," and scroll down till you find "WiFi Name" or *SSID."
  • Enter your preferred WiFi network name in the blank field provided.
  • Click on save, and you're done!

How to Change the IP Address of Your Router

While we always recommend using a strong password for your router, we'll also be the first to tell you that anyone can gain access to your WiFi network, regardless of how strong your passcode is. As such, you may want to change your IP address from the default 

Don't worry; it's not as complicated as you think it is. Quickly, let's show you how to change your router's IP address: 

  • Enter in the search bar of any browser on your computer or smartphone.
  • Login to your router's admin page, and go to "Setup."
  • Click on "Network Settings" and then "Advanced Settings."
  • Select "Lan Port," and choose your new IP address. 
  • Click on "Save Settings," then restart your router. 

Pretty straightforward, right?!

Note: If you detect any issues after optimizing your router, you can always reset all settings on your router to default. Furthermore, give a call to your network provider or a maintenance technician to help you sort out any challenges you're struggling to handle independently.

What Are Internal IPs Like

An internal IP address, otherwise called a local or private IP address, is the address your network router assigns to your computer. The IP address is an example of an internal IP address.

Basically, your network router assigns a unique internal IP address to every device connected to it. These IPs allow each of the devices to communicate with each other. Internal IP addresses also prevent any computer connected to an external network from interacting with computers in your router's network.

Furthermore, if you enter a search query in your computer, your PC's internal IP helps your WiFi router direct the search result to your PC instead of other devices connected to the network. 

Why Can't I Login My Router's Admin Page Using

Poor internet connection is one of the common hindrances to accessing your router using You should check all the necessary wires and cables to ensure everything is in order or restart your router to fix this problem.

Using the wrong username or password could also prevent you from logging into If you've changed your username or password and can't remember any of those details, you may need to reset your router to default settings to sort this out.

If you've not changed your router's password or username since you purchased it, then you can find the default login details on the back of the router or in the manual and use them to access the admin page. 


The IP address plays a crucial role in ensuring you can access the Internet with your router. That's why you must know how it works and how to access it to make any modifications to your WiFi network.

Thankfully, we've provided this guide to help you with some of the essential information you need. We hope it has been helpful. If you have any further questions, leave a comment in the box below, and we'll be more than happy to respond and help you out.