A router password is needed to log in to the router admin console to configure its settings.

Most hackers use your router to access your wireless home network as they almost know all default passwords of a router.

Updating your default router password can help keep your home network safe and improve your device security.

Update your default router password

  1. Take note the device model number of your router.

    It is printed on the device package or found at the bottom sticker of the device, or on the Device Web Interface on routers, firewalls or IP cameras.

  2. Check the default IP address of your router.

    You can see it on the Router Manual or Handbook, or can search the Internet to find its default IP address.

    The usual IP Address is or, depending on the router model and the manufacturer.

  3. Get the default username and password of your router.

    You can also find it on the Router Manual or Handbook. Check also at the bottom or back sticker of your router.

    The most common default username is admin, and its most common password is either admin or password.

  4. Change the default password from the Router Admin Console.
    1. Using your computer or mobile device, open a web browser. You can use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox.
    2. On the address bar, type the Router IP address you took note on the previous step then press ENTER.
    3. Sign in using the default router IP Address and its password.
    4. Look for the right page to change the password.
      • For Linksys routers, click the Administration tab. For older versions, click the Password tab.
      • For VersaLink routers, click the Maintenance menu.
      • For NetGear routers, click the Advanced tab > Setup > Wireless Setup.
      • For AT&T routers, click the System Password > Edit System Password.
      • For ZTE routers, click Settings, then click 2.4 GHz or 5.0 GHz tab.
    5. Change the password of your router. The router admin console will sign you out.
    6. Sign in again using the new password.

We also recommend to change your WiFi password to a stronger one to prevent unauthorized person to access your wireless network.

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