Your wireless router is the backbone of the Wi-Fi network at your home or office. is your router’s private IP – it is the foundation on which the device is building the whole network. Think of as a PO box that devices you connect to the network used to communicate with the router and with other devices within the set network. Each laptop, phone, or even printer you connect gets a private IP related to For example,, and so on. You can use the private IP to log into the router’s settings as well. From there, you can upgrade the performance and security of your network. 

 Connecting your router to a computer via a cable

You might want to connect your computer to the router directly via a cable in certain situations like when:

  • You need a more stable, faster, and uninterrupted internet connection.
  • You’d like to carry out some troubleshooting on your wireless network.

To do that, you will need an Ethernet cable. Make sure both the router and the computer you will be using are switched on. Plug the Ethernet cable in the Ethernet slot of the router, and do the same with the other end of the computer. If everything is in order, you should be able to use the Internet in that way.

 Connecting your Router to a phone/laptop via Wi-Fi

First, you need to go to the Settings menu of your phone or the control panel of the laptop. Check if the Wi-Fi is enabled and then go to the WLAN tab. Select your router’s network. Press the H (or Hi) button on your router until it starts blinking. Once the light stops blinking, your phone or laptop has been successfully connected to the router.

Brands, and often used usernames and passwords for

The most common brand that has as the default private IP for the routers they produce is Luxul. You may come across routers with the TP-Link and Linksys logos that have as their default private IP as well. In addition to the default private IP, manufacturers tend to assign the same default username and password to all devices they produce as well. For instance, TP-Link and Linksys often use “admin” as both the username and password for their devices. Luxul also tends to assign “admin” as a default username, and they either use “admin” as a default password, or you need to leave the field blank to log in to the router admin panel. The default logins are usually listed on the label at the bottom of the router.

How to Ping

Ping is the latency, or the length it takes for a host (e.g. your wireless router) to respond to a request for data. To ping your wireless router at, you will need to open the Command Prompt on your Windows computer and type “ping” and The ping results will be displayed in the console and you can analyze your wireless network from there.


The traceroute command sends ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) packets to the routers involved in the procedure. The goal is to determine if the router in question participates effectively in the exchange of data. To traceroute your router with IP, open the Command Prompt and type “traceroute192.168.0.11”. Hit Enter and read the information provided by the check.

How to factory reset your router

If you can’t log in to your router’s admin panel for one reason or another, you can carry out a factory reset. Locate the Reset button on the back of the device. You might need a pin to press and hold until the lights on the front start blinking. After 15 to 30 seconds the lights should go dark and then start lighting up again. Release the reset button and wait for the router to boot back up. You should now be able to log in with the default username and password at