How to Find the Password password and username


If you're trying to visit in the web browser and are prompted for a username and password, odds are you're trying to log into a Linksys, NETGEAR, or D-Link broadband router. is the private IP address that the router uses on the network. It's this address that other devices connect to in order to access the internet. However, when you try to connect to the router directly through your browser, you're asked for a username and password because you're trying to get into administrative settings.

The username can usually be left blank, but what about the password? All routers have a default password that's easy to find. However, if the router has had its password changed from the defaults that it had when it belonged to the manufacturer, you'll need to know what it was set to.​​

Default Credentials

If you have a Linksys router, see this list of default passwords to find the username and password that belongs to your specific router. That list shows lots of model numbers that you can use to look up your own router's default login information.

If is used to access your NETGEAR router, use our NETGEAR Default Password List instead.

D-Link routers can use the address to. If you have a D-Link router with that address, see this list of D-Link routers to find the default username/password combo that goes with it.

Important: You should not continue using the factory default login information on your router. It's very much not a secure practice since anyone could gain access to the admin settings. See Changing the Default Password on a Network Router to learn how to do that.

Help! The Default Password Doesn't Work

If is the address to your router but the default password or username does not let you login, it just means that it was changed at some point after it was installed.

This is good; you should always change your router's password. However, if you forget what you changed it to, you'll need to reset the router back to factory defaults.

Resetting (not rebooting) a router removes any custom settings you've applied to it, which is why resetting will remove the username and password that it was changed to. However, remember that other custom settings are deleted too, like wireless network settings, custom DNS servers, port forwarding options, the SSID, etc.

Tip: You can store your router's username and password in a free password manager to avoid forgetting it in the future.