How to Find the 192.168.1.1 Password

If you didn't change it, the default credentials vary by manufacturer and device

Router
gheatza/iStock

If you're trying to visit 192.168.1.1 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. 192.168.1.1 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.

Default 192.168.1.1 Credentials

If you own a Linksys router, review 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 192.168.1.1 is used to access your NETGEAR router, use our NETGEAR Default Password List instead.

D-Link routers can use the 192.168.1.1 address, too. 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.

You should not continue using the factory default login information on your router. Changing the Default Password on a Network Router isn't hard, and it'll substantially improve the security of your home network.

The Default 192.168.1.1 Password Doesn't Work

If 192.168.1.1 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.

You'll need to reset the router back to factory defaults if you've forgotten the password. 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, other custom settings are deleted too, like wireless network settings, custom DNS servers, port forwarding options, the SSID, etc.

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