How to Connect to Your Home Router as an Administrator?

You don’t need to connect to your router everyday but sometimes you need to solve a network related problem or make changes to your network such as: setting up port forwarding rules, configure firmware updates etc.

connecting home router as administrator

But for accessing your home router as an admin you must know the IP Address of your router as well as administrator username and password.

Steps to be Followed for Accessing Your Router as an Administrator

Below are the steps for accessing your router as an administrator:

  1. First of all you should confirm that whether your computer is connected to the router via an Ethernet cable or wireless connection.
  2. You must know the default IP address of your router. We want to tell you that most of the routers use the default IP address like:, or
  3. Now open any web browser of your choice like: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Firefox etc. and request a connection to the router through router’s IP address.
  4. Now type the router’s IP address e.g in web browser address bar to connect to the router.
  5. After that enter the administrator username and password for accessing the admin settings. Basically routers are shipped with the default username and password admin but it might be different for your router.

What to do if You Cannot Access Your Router?

If even after trying correct username and password you are unable to access you router and the web browser returns an error message then your computer might not be connected to the correct router. It might also happen that the username and password combination entered by you is not correct.

If you are 100% sure that you are using the correct IP address for accessing the router then try the given below steps:

  1. Reboot your router.
  2. Disable the firewall temporarily.
  3. Reset your router.

Administering a Router Through Wireless Connection

If you are setting your router for the first time then wired connection will be better as your connection will not be dropped if the security or wireless settings are changed in the process. But this can also be done over wireless connection as well.

While accessing a router via wireless connection you must keep the computer as much close to the router as possible  and in the same room to avoid connection drops due to interference or weak wireless signals.