Linksys Router Admin IP Address

Use this address to set up a new router or update settings on an existing one is the standard IP address used by Linksys broadband routers, other brands of network routers, and home network gateway equipment. Network administrators use this address to set up a new router or update settings for an existing one. The same address can also be used on business computer networks.

Technically, a computer, printer, or another device could be programmed to use this address, but it's not recommended as it could cause IP address conflicts. belongs to the private IP address range typically used for private networks. The private IP address range starts with and extends through

Don't confuse the network with the or 192.1.1 network.

Connect to a Linksys Router Using

It isn't always necessary to know your router's IP address. Phones and other devices can find the router by its name (SSID) whenever those devices need to get online. However, knowing the address becomes important when you set up a new router or troubleshoot a home network problem.

Google Chrome browser with IP in the address bar.

To connect to a router that has an IP address of, open a web browser, go to the address bar, and enter Then, log in to the router's administrator console and access its configuration screens.

The procedure may fail for the following reasons:

  • The router has failed and is unresponsive to connections through the browser.
  • The router is set up to use a different address and not
  • The computer and the router need to be on the same network to access it at this local address.

If you can log into the router with the default administrator ID and password, the router is poorly secured, and anyone could log into it. Change the default administrator password to secure the router.

How to Determine Your Router's IP Address

If the router is not set up to use, check the manufacturer's documentation or website (using your mobile phone) to find the correct default address and try again.

A person using to access a router admin page
Lifewire / Derek Abella

Other common router default addresses are and, but there are others.

Troubleshoot an Unresponsive Router

Follow network troubleshooting steps to determine why a router set up at is not responding. The problem may be with the router, the client device, or the connection between the router and client such as cabling or wireless interference issues.

The following are some common methods to get an unresponsive router functional again.


How to Reset a Home Network Router

Restart the Router

Unplug the router, wait a few minutes, and then plug it back in. Wait until the lights on the front of the router turn on or blink before trying to connect again.

Some routers occasionally need a restart after a power outage because of an improper startup while the ISP's equipment was down.

Check the IP with IPCONFIG

In many cases, internet service providers set up routers to use an internal network addressing scheme other than 192.168.1.x.

To find the default IP address for a router, use the IPCONFIG command on a computer that is connected to the router through a wireless or wired connection.

To check the IP address:

  1. At the C:\> prompt, type ipconfig and press Enter.

  2. Look for Default Gateway.

    Default Gateway on Command Prompt
  3. This gateway address is the IP address of your router.

  4. Open a browser and type that IP address to log into the router using the administrative ID and password.

Reset the Router

If restarting doesn't work, find the reset button (usually on the back of the router) and press it until the router restarts. Some reset buttons are inside a small hole and require a pin to push it. Check the manufacturer's documentation for specific instructions on resetting the router.

Also, check the documentation for the default administrative ID and password. After you reset a router, it reverts to the default ID and password. It's a good idea to log in and change the administrative password to something other than the default.

Never reset a router unless you know the default administrative ID and password for the router. Otherwise, you could be locked out of the router permanently.

It Isn't Always the Router

When a router at is functioning correctly, there could be issues with the wireless card configuration in your computer, or issues with the ISP.

There are many reasons you may not be able to get a good internet connection. It's a good idea to be methodical when you troubleshoot internet connection problems until you find the issue.