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No access to 192.168.1.1? This is how the router login works


Despite entering the IP address 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.2.1 in the browser, the router login does not work? We bring you to the router menu in 3 steps.

Nowadays it is much easier to set up a new router than to configure the old one. New WLAN routers come with activated and already secured WLAN. You will usually find the password on a small sticker on the underside of the device. Some of these stickers even contain the user name, password and the standard IP address – often 192.168.1.1, 192.168.2.1 or 192.168.0.1. With an older router, however, things look different. Or in the meantime the password has been changed. Our tips help here.

Enter the IP address correctly

Sometimes it is easier than expected: you may have simply typed the IP address incorrectly. Pay attention to the following spelling:

192.168.1.1

Avoid using an http: // in front of the address. It is also wrong to enter small Ls instead of ones. So: 192.168.l.l, 192.168.l.2 or 192.168.l78.1. Or the use of the vertical line (“pipe”) to the left of “Y” on the keyboard: 192.168. |. |.

3 steps: How to get access to your router

  1. Use cable instead of WiFi (optional)

    If you can no longer log in to your router via WLAN via 192.168.1.1, it is best to connect your computer and the router using a network Ethernet cable. A notebook is an advantage because you can carry it directly to the router – the cable may not be long enough to connect your desktop PC.

  2. Find the router’s IP address

    Open the command line in Windows. The quickest way to do this is to press the Windows key and R at the same time. Now type cmd in the line that opens and confirm. Now type

    ipconfig

    in the open window and confirm again. Windows then lists all installed network adapters. This includes the current IP address of your router. It is the number behind the entry “Standard gateway”. (Besides “ipconfig” there are a few more by the way

                            
    useful network commands that you can use to analyze WLAN and router problems
    .)

  3. Enter the IP address correctly in the browser

    Now open your web browser and enter this number – in our case it was not 192.168.1.1, but 192.168.1.254 – in the address line. Confirm with Enter. Never type in

    http: //

    before – otherwise you only get an error message.

    If you do not see the login screen of your router, such as the Fritzbox, at this point, it may be because the IP address has been entered manually. You check this in the Windows Network and Sharing Center, under Control Panel, Network and Internet (Windows 7). In Vista, Windows 8 and Windows 10, the Center can be found in a similar way.

    Now click on “Change adapter settings” and right-click on the following connection to the router. Select “Properties” in the context menu. Find the entry “Internet Protocol Version 4” in the pop-up list and select “Properties”. Make sure that “Obtain an IP address automatically” is selected. The same applies to the DNS server address.

    Now repeat steps 2 and 3.

Router access still not working?

  • The firewall is to blame

    A firewall is probably blocking access. Check whether you have installed a separate firewall or one as part of your security suite. Allow IP access as an exception – or temporarily disable the firewall. Don’t forget: You should reactivate the firewall afterwards. By the way, the Windows Firewall should not be to blame for your problem. In the default settings, router access is easy.

  • Child protection software installed?

    Another stumbling block could be installed child protection software. The filter denies access to the website of the router interface. In this case, add the IP address as an exception or temporarily deactivate the software.

  • The browser blocks you

    A third option: A browser add-on or a browser setting prevents access. Try another browser.

Tip:

Instead of 192.168.1.1 or any other IP address, you can also enter clever shortcuts in the address line of the browser on many routers. For Fritz boxes, the router menu also appears if you

fritz.box

enter. Now you can easily access the Fritzbox. For the Speedport telecom router, type speedport.ip.

                        
Unitymedia and KabelBW also use a different IP address.
Netgear routers can be reached via http://www.routerlogin.com/. Asus router via http://router.asus.com.

I forgot the router password

If you have forgotten the username and password of your WLAN router, you must reset the router to the factory settings. You will usually find a reset button on the top or on the side. Sometimes it can only be activated with the help of a sharp pencil or a wire. You may have to hold the button down for several seconds. The exact time can be found in the router manual.

So that everything works next time …

If you wanted to log into your router to (re) configure your WLAN, you can do that now. We recommend that you set a strong password for access.

                        
You can make your password particularly strong with a few simple tricks.
In addition, WPA2 should be chosen for the encryption method and not the much too weak WEP.

Another note: If you want to try this guide within a company network, speak to your admins first.

And if you have successfully logged in, it is best to check immediately whether there is an update.

Reading tip: With these settings you can get everything out of your Fritzbox

Speedport.ip – so the login works with Telekom router

Telekom uses Speedport routers, so just type “speedport.ip” or “https: //speedport.ip” in the browser line. If that doesn’t work, usually “https://192.168.2.1” or “https://192.168.1.1” works for radio routers. You should find the password for the login page that appears on the back of the router.

With the

                        
DSL help app for iOS and Android
support if none of the entries in the browser want to work.

This is how the router login at the Fritzbox works

The Fritzbox user interface gives you access to various areas such as the update function, statistics and other features. Read how to easily access the menu

                        
Fritzbox login – so call up the router menu
.

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