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How To Access Router Settings From Phone, Windows, Mac
October 26, 2021
Are you having trouble accessing your router settings? The router page allows you to configure your router for all kinds of features.
There is no one universal way to access all router settings. The method differs a lot by the model and brand that you own. It is tedious to have to plug into your router physically for access. For this, some vendors allow remote access while others do not.
We have compiled a list of methods you can use to access your router settings. We have divided the information according to the manufacturer. We also provide all approaches that you can use to log into your router.
How To Access Router Settings
Before we begin, we will assume you have the following things :
The router still has default login credentials or has been reset.
The PC or phone is connected to the router wirelessly or using an ethernet cable.
The router is plugged in using the proper power cord.
The label on the back or bottom of the router with default login credentials, which are applicable after you reset your router is still there.
Click on Sign In. You will be taken to the router settings page.
Note that if you are creating your cloud account for the first time, you may need to associate it with your router. Since the remote association is not allowed for security reasons, you will need to be connected to the router network to associate it before remote access.
Make a note of the IP address displayed on the Home tab under Internet.
From a remote machine, enter your router’s IP address followed by port :8080.
For example: http://192.168.0.1:8080
Note that the IP address may change depending on the type of ISP you have. However, if you are subscribed to a static IP package, once logged in, you should add a password to your login credentials for security concerns.
I Forgot My Router Password After Changing It. How Do I Access My Router?
If you forgot your router login password, you might not be able to recover it right away. Some routers allow you to change your router password from your cloud account. This depends on whether your model and manufacturer support it. On top of that, you should have enabled the remote password change feature from the settings page.
If your router does not support this feature, you will have to reset your router manually. Unfortunately, you will lose all your configurations. After reset, you will have to start the setup process again. But, you will be able to log in using the default credentials provided above.
To reset your router, there’s generally a reset button at the back of the router. Use a pin or soft pen to press the reset button for 30 seconds. There is a general rule of 30-30-30 for most routers, with a few exceptions.
You hold the device reset button down for 30 seconds while it’s powered on. Then turn off the power and still hold the reset button for 30 seconds while off and finally another 30 seconds while the device is on. In total, you keep the reset button pressed for 90 seconds.
Once all the lights flash together, let go of the pin. Wait until the router powers back up and then start the setup process. This is what’s called a hard reset of the router.
Can I Change the Default Router Username and Password?
Yes. You should change your default username and password as soon as you set up your router. This is to stop someone else in your home network from accessing the router settings page. Treat the router password as important as any other account password.
If your wifi gets hacked, the attacker will prevent you from accessing the internet. They do this by going into the router page and blocking connections from all devices. You’ll then need to manually do a hard reset of your router in that case.
What Settings can I Change From My Router Page?
Depending on the model and brand you own, router settings may differ. Still, all routers have to allow you to change at least some of the basic settings.
Wifi network name and password
Set up internet settings
Wireless point enable and disable
Setup 5G(if supported)
Change router password
Setup basic firewall rules
Setup QoS (Quality of Service)
Setup internal static addresses
Setup additional wifi networks
Set up parental control
Change remote access setup
Setup MAC filtering
If you have an advanced router, you can even set up advanced networking features such as VLAN setup, port management, and so on.