Access Router’s Web-Based Setup Page

CiscoLearning how to access the router’s web-based setup page is very important especially if you want to configure advanced settings.  Some common configurations that can be done on the page is to set up a wireless security for your network, forward ports for your game console and video camera, and set up your router manually.

Follow the steps below to learn how to access your router’s web-based setup page:

First of all, make sure the router is powered ON and the computer is wired to one of the Ethernet ports on the router (1, 2, 3 or 4).

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After connecting your computer to the router, make sure that the LED corresponding to the port where the computer is connected to is ON.

1Launch a web browser like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari.

2In the Address bar, enter the router’s default IP address then press [Enter]. For most routers, this will be,, or However, if you want to figure out the IP, here’s how to do it:

  • For Windows: Open the command prompt and enter ipconfig /all. The router’s IP address is usually the same as the Default Gateway.
  • For Mac: Open the terminal and enter netstat -nr.
  • For Linux: Open the terminal and enter route.


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3Enter your username and password. If you’ve already configured the security settings for your router, enter the username and password you chose then. If not, here are some of the most common default logins:

  • On Linksys routers, type “admin” for both the username and the password.
  • On Netgear routers, type “admin” for the username and “password” for the password.
  • On other routers, try leaving the username empty and entering “admin” for the password.
  • You can visit sites such as and enter in your router’s model to find the default password.
  • If you’ve forgotten your login information, you can press the reset button on your router to reset it to factory defaults. You can then look up the factory default settings online.


4The router’s web-based setup page should now appear.

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