How to Get Into Your Router Network Settings

Routers often host a lot of settings that you can work with to set up a network, but accessing them can be tricky if, for example, you've lost the tutorial CD. Fortunately, it's always possible to access a router's settings manually.

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Look on the router's underside and/or manual to find the "admin address." This usually consists of an IP address that most commonly looks like this: 192.168.0.1

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Open a Web browser on a computer connected to the router.

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Enter the address of the router's administration page in the address field and hit "Enter."

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Enter the admin user name and password, then hit "Enter" and the network settings page will appear. The user name usually consists of "admin" and either "admin," "password" or a blank box for the password.