Admin Login

The IP address is unique because it can be used multiple times. It is part of a 24-bit block of private IP addresses that are intended for local area networks (LANs). Private IP addresses cannot be sent over the internet like public IP addresses. However, this doesn’t mean they are not valuable.

Private IP addresses like help keep the internet running smoothly. There are about 4 billion IP addresses under the IPv4 communications protocol, a key part of the internet’s standard methods. The first regional Internet Registry exhausted its supply of freely available IPv4 addresses on April 15, 2011.

Since that time, network administrators and internet service providers have used techniques to remap one IP address space into another, and have used private IP addresses like in place of public ones.

Over time, the IPv4 protocol will be completely replaced by its newer version, IPv6. However, this change will take a while. At present, only around 25 percent of internet traffic uses IPv6.

How to Access

If you own a home router, you might be able to reach it through the IP address:

Step 1

Launch the web browser you use most often and type in to go to the login page. If a security alert appears, use for logging in instead.

Please be careful! Make sure you are not trying to reach the login page, as it does not exist and will not work.

A login screen should then show up.

Step 2

Type in the standard admin username and password to continue.

If you’re unsure of the default admin username and password, move on to the next section of this article.

Step 3

Navigate through your router’s administration panel.

Once you’re on your router’s admin page (remember, the admin page is not valid as it has an extra zero), you have the option to modify various settings. This includes changing the IP address used for the login page.

For instance, you have the option to modify your Xfinity or Comcast router login page address from to something like or As long as you remain within the range of to, you can select any IP address. Therefore, using addresses like for Xfinity or Comcast is not feasible.

When adjusting any Wi-Fi settings, we suggest using NetSpot, a user-friendly Wi-Fi analyzer. It provides comprehensive information about your wireless network, helping you assess the impact of your changes.

Standard Router Login Credentials

Every router maker utilizes various default username and password pairs. Listing all potential combinations is impractical, so here are the top 10 most frequently encountered ones:

Login Password
admin admin
admin password
admin [none]
[none] admin
[none] [none]
administrator password
administrator [none]
recovery recovery
root root
root [none]

What to Do If You Can’t Access

Three common reasons why individuals experience difficulty connecting to include:

  • No direct access: Many routers allow access to the IP address only when directly connected to a computer via an Ethernet cable for security reasons. While some routers offer the option to alter this setting, the majority do not. A reasonably lengthy Ethernet cable is inexpensive, and most desktop computers come with an Ethernet port. If you have only a laptop, you can buy a USB adapter for a few dollars from Amazon or your nearby electronics shop.
  • Incorrect IP address entry: Even skilled network administrators occasionally input instead of Remember, IPv4 addresses consist of only four numbers, not five, six, or more. If you’ve altered your router’s IP address from to another value and can’t recall it, it’s advisable to reset your router to its default settings. Look for a reset button typically located on the back of the router.
  • Incorrect login credentials: Routers have passwords to prevent unauthorized access and protect your settings and security. Below are the most usual username/password pairs, but you can typically find the default login details on a sticker attached to your router.

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