So you cannot find the username and password to get access to the settings panel of your router. That’s why you are here. In this article, we are going to check the methods to figure out the username and password of your router in order to change its configuration. In most cases, there is a default username and password set for all the routers from the same brand. For example, some brands set the username as “admin” and the password as the “password” itself. Some others prefer to keep the username as admin and the password as blank.
Whatever the case is, we are going to look at different methods to find the default username and password came with your router and using that to access the settings panels for performing actions and changing configurations.
2 Methods to find the username and password of your router
Finding the username and password of your router isn’t a hard task. Even if you cannot find them, there are plenty of ways you can continue using the device, such as resetting it to the factory settings. Before doing that, you can try either one of the following methods –
1. Check the router manual
Before attempting anything to find the username and password to access the router settings, make sure that you completely check the manual that comes with the product. In most of the cases, router manuals contain such information to help users get easier access to the router settings without having to struggle on the internet.
- If you do not have a physical copy of the manual, you can simply Google it followed by your product name.
- If you cannot find any information regarding the username and password in the router manual, you can also do a simple search on the website of your router manufacturer.
- If you cannot find it anywhere on their website or the manual, you can follow the methods given below based on the router manufacturer.
2. Look under your Router
Some router manufacturers put their username and password under the router in the form of a sticker (if you were able to find it under your router, you are advised to change it as anyone can see it just looking at it.) Especially if you own a good Wi-Fi router. So, check the bottom of your router and see if there is anything mentioning the username and password of your router. If it is just the password, the username will be most probably “admin.” You can use the password provided at the bottom and “admin” as the username. You will have access to the router’s settings page.
Common router Usernames and Passwords
Here are some of the most commonly used usernames and passwords by most of the router manufacturers. You can try entering them one by one in the respective fields and see if they work.
When you find the credentials to access the settings page of your router, the first thing you have to do is changing it to something that you can remember and note it down somewhere safe. So if you forget it in the future, you can always go back to the place where you noted it down and use it. It is very important to change the default username and password of your router in order to prevent anyone from accessing your router configuration and changing it. So as soon as you get access to the settings page, make sure that you reset the password and the username to something else other than the defaults.
Still cannot find the username and password of the router?
If you still cannot find the username and password of your router, The best thing to do is reach out to the manufacturer using the contact information available on the manual or the internet. They will be able to help you with the credentials to access the settings page of your router. It is very rare that you cannot find the working username and password in the above table. If that is the case, you can simply contact the support and ask for the credentials.
What to do if you forgot the router credentials after changing it?
Everything is good, you were able to find the default username and password of your router and was able to enter the settings. Days passed, one day, when you are trying to access the same settings page after a long time, you realize that you no longer remember the credential, you didn’t note it down anywhere as well. So in this scenario, you can’t even reach out to the support to find out the default username and password because you already changed it to something else.
What to do now? The best and easiest thing to do is reset your router to the factory settings. As your router does not save a lot of information except the username and password and your configuration, it won’t be a big deal doing it again. Most of the routers have a button to reset the settings to the factory settings.
So, after resetting the router by holding the reset button for a few seconds, you can access the router again using the default username and password provided by the manufacturer. But this time, make sure that you note down the credentials somewhere safe so that you will not have to repeat the process every once in a while.
We hope you were able to get access to your router’s configuration page and make changes as per your intentions. Some routers also come with separate tools that allow you to configure the router. So, you should also check that on the website of your product to ensure that there is no separate software that comes with the router for easier access. If there is, it is the best way to configure your router.