192.168.31.1 - Admin Login
What is the 192.168.31.1 IP
As 192.168.31.1 has 4 numerical parts separated by 3 dots - it definitely is a IPv4 IP address. And an IP Address is how devices on any given network are identified and connected to/from for various purposes. Moreover IP addresses are generally of two distinct types - local or private ip addresses and public ip addresses. 192.168.31.1 is of the local ip address type since it begins with 192.168, also known as first two octets out of four in total. Whenever an IP address starts with 192.168 it certainly is a local one used in a local area network, as this range is reserved for such purposes only. What also makes 192.168.31.1 special is that it is often used as the default ip address of network routers used in homes or commercial properties for providing access to the Internet or locally available network services.
How to Login to your router with IP address 192.168.31.1
Logging in at 192.168.31.1 means accessing your router admin panel and in many cases that is what you need to do right after you switch on your router for the first time or have your internet access just activated. In order to login as admin in the 192.168.31.1 IP configured router, you would need to make sure beforehand that you have the following prerequisites in check:
The router is switched on, has its status lights in green and has no warning LED lights blinking or anything preventing its normal functionality
You are connected either by LAN cable to one of the LAN ports of your router or to the WiFi network it has
You have an Internet browser available on your device which might be your PC or laptop or mobile phone that is connected to the local network.
You have valid credentials - the username and password for admin access at your 192.168.31.1 router.
Login steps for accessing 192.168.31.1
Make sure your device (laptop or mobile phone) has the status icon of being connected to the network (WiFi or LAN)
Open your default browser which can be Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Edge
Type in the address bar of your browser "192.168.31.1" or http://192.168.31.1
If you then see a login prompt asking for an username and a password, then you have reached the web interface of the router
Enter the admin username and password and click Login
If immediately after that you see the admin dashboard with sections such as Settings, Status, etc. then you have successfully logged in your 192.168.31.1 default router.
Configuring routers using 192.168.31.1 as a default address
There are several major types of router settings that you can configure and modify in the admin panel of your 192.168.31.1 router IP. Among those you can manage the WiFi network access that the router provides, the automatic DHCP IP addressing of clients using the router in your local network, changing the default username and password, resetting it to factory default settings, change the WiFi password, and much more.
Configure DHCP at the 192.168.31.1 IP address
DHCP is the method used by most routers to provide IP address configuration, default gateway, DNS servers and the so-called subnet mask - all required for your computer or mobile phone or any other device to access the Internet through that 192.168.31.1 router. In order to modify that, enter the router management interface by entering the 192.168.31.1 IP address in your browser and look for section named "LAN" and then inside there should be a sub-section named DHCP. Usually going there would provide you with a form which you can use to change the IP addresses assigned to devices who need to connect to the internet via your network router IP. What you can do is choose a different private IP address range that all the devices in your LAN network would be given when connected to it. You can also specify which DNS servers should the clients use in order to resolve domain names to static IP addresses. You can also specify the default gateway (192.168.31.1) given to the client devices connecting to your WiFi or LAN.
Change the default Admin username and password for 192.168.31.1
There are generally two methods for changing the admin credentials for your 192.168.31.1 router. And in essence the first is basically reverting your 192.168.31.1 wireless network router to its default factory settings and the second requires you to have some working credentials and modify them in the admin panel of the device.
Resetting your 192.168.31.1 wireless router to its factory settings
Doing so is usually easy and does not require you to have any valid admin credentials in advance, because this method involves just access to the actual router physical device. What you need to do is look on the back or the bottom of the device and locate a small black button that you should press continuously for about 15 seconds. That will activate the factory reset procedure of your 192.168.31.1 router and be advised that the whole process usually takes about a minute. So be patient and after releasing the button wait for all the LED lights to become steady and green before trying to access the admin panel at 192.168.31.1.
Changing the username and the password in the admin panel of 192.168.31.1
Presuming you already have a valid username and a working password for admin access at 192.168.31.1, then changing those is pretty straightforward by logging it at the router and looking for a section in the dashboard called "Access" or "Users" or "System" where you can directly enter the new username and password for the admin account.