is what is known as a private IP. It is the default Internet Protocol address that the manufacturer of your device has assigned to it, and the router uses it to build your home or office wireless network. is the ground zero for communication between all devices – smartphones, tablets, laptops, printers, and even smart TVs and fridges that you connect to your Wi-Fi. When you open up a browser or an app and try to access an internet service, you do not send the request directly to the website in question. First, you connect to the router’s Wi-Fi. The router assigns the device you are using an IP based on its default private address – for example, or The router then uses the public IP address your Internet Service Provider (ISP) assigned to it to send the request for data packages to the website. It receives the requested information on the public IP address and then distributes it to the device you are using based on the private IP of your network. The system may sound complicated, but in reality, the process takes seconds. Thanks to, you can access your router’s settings and fine-tune your network as well.

Logging in at

To tinker with your router’s settings and optimize the way your network functions, you will need to make sure the device you are using is connected to the router’s Wi-Fi. To be a hundred percent sure, you may even use an Ethernet cable if you will be using a laptop or a desktop PC for the task. 

 Open your favorite internet browser and type in the address bar. Be sure not to type 192.168.o.1 which is a common misspelling of the real IP address. When you hit Enter, three things may happen:

  1. You find yourself in the user control panel of your wireless router. In that case, you may proceed with adjusting the settings and personalizing your network.
  2. You are prompted to enter a username and password for the device. These are most commonly the default logins to be found on the label at the back of the device. If those don’t work, maybe your ISP has changed them when setting up the network. You may try calling them to find out more.
  3. You get an error message that the page cannot be opened. Check if you are connected to the right network and if you have typed correctly. Maybe you might have to call your ISP to check if they changed the default private IP from to something else.

Once you are in the user interface for your router, you may proceed to the Wireless Settings tab. There you can choose a new name and password for your network. In the Network Settings option, you have the opportunity to change the default logins to a username and password of your liking. In that way, you will ensure only you have access to your wireless network’s settings at You can even choose a new private IP for the router to add a layer of security to your network.

Wi-Fi routers that use is a default private IP address manufacturers of wireless routers assign to most, if not all, devices they produce. The most popular brands and models that use as a default private IP include D-Link COVR-22-A1, Linksys Wireless-G, and TP-Link Wi-Fi 6. Other models from these brands commonly use as well.

Common Usernames and Passwords for Wireless Routers

Just like using the same default private IP, many manufacturers assign the same username and password by default for all their devices. Here are the most common login combinations for across the three most popular brands:

  • TP-Link: username: admin, password: admin
  • D-Link: username: admin, password: either admin or to be left blank
  • Linksys: username: admin, password: admin

Note that in all cases the username and password fields are case-sensitive.

How to reset the admin password of a router

If you’d like to change the logins for your settings menu, and you know the current username and password, just log into the settings menu. Go to Network Settings and find the Router Settings tab. There you will be able to choose new logins. 

 If you don’t know the current logins and you are unable to access the menu, you may have to carry out a factory reset of the device. To do that, make sure that your router is switched on. Locate the reset button on the back. You may need a pin to press it. Press and hold the reset button until the lights on the front of the router start blinking. Keep pressing the reset button until the lights go dark and release the button once they get back on. When the router boots back up, it should be restored to factory settings and you will be able to access its settings menu at using the default username and password.

What if the Wi-Fi password is wrong?

When connecting to the router’s Wi-Fi, you might get a “Wrong password” error. Check if you have input the password correctly. If the password is a combination of upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols, it is easy to make a typo. If your password still doesn’t work, go to the router settings menu and locate the section Wireless/Wi-Fi Settings. There you can choose a new password and name for your network. Input the new combination and save the changes. You can try logging back in to your Wi-Fi. Make sure to remember the new password combination and save it on your device. Otherwise, you might have to go through the reset process again.

Internet not working with a router with IP

The first thing to do when your wireless is not working on a is to try to Ping the router. Connect to the network and open the command prompt. Type ping and hit Enter. If you receive a message with a hostname that means the router should be working properly. Try checking the connection with an Ethernet cable and see if that works. Finally, restart the router. Plug it off the grid and leave it for a couple of minutes. Boot it back up and check if the Wi-Fi is working. If it still doesn’t work, call your Internet Service Provider. Chances are that the problem is on their end.

How to Set Your DNS to

If you want to set your Domain Name System (DNS) to on Mac:

  • Go to the Apple menu
  • Click on System preferences
  • Go to Advanced
  • Locate the DNS tab and click the + button.
  • Enter and save the changes.

To set as your DNS on Windows:

  • Open the Control Pane
  • Locate the Network and Internet tab and open the Network and Sharing Centre in it.
  • Go to Change Adapter settings
  • Open the Networking tab
  • Select the Advanced option and then the DNS tab
  • Enter as your DNS of choice
  • Save the changes

If you want to set your DNS to on Android:

  • Open the Settings menu
  • Then go to Network & Internet
  • Click on Advanced
  • Located the Private DNS tab
  • Scroll to the Private DNS provider hostname
  • Set as your DNS and save the changes

To set your DNES to on iOS:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tab on Wi-Fi to switch it on
  • Choose the Wi-Fi network you are using and tab on the blue I Icon you see
  • Locate the Configure DNS setting and select the Manual option.
  • Tab on Add Server and type
  • Save the changes and exit.

IP Conflict

In rare cases, you will get an IP conflict error message when using your Wi-Fi. That means two devices on the network use as their private IP. In such a case both devices will be unable to use the internet connection. To resolve the issue, open the router settings, and in the Network settings menu enter in the list of IPs excluded from the DHCP server.

Pinging – Request timed out: