In today’s tutorial we explain how to find the password to log into 192.168.1.1 in a web browser for a Linksys, NETGEAR or D-Link broadband router.
Default 192.168.1.1 Username and password
If you own a Linksys router, browse the list of default passwords to find the username and password that belong to your specific router. That list shows many model numbers that you can use to look up your router’s default login information.
If 192.168.1.1 is used to log into the NETGEAR router, use the NETGEAR Default Password List instead. D-Link routers can also use the address 192.168.1.1. If you have a D-Link router with that address, a different list of D-Link routers can help you find the default username and password that go with it.
Do not continue to use the factory default login information on a router. Change the default password on a network router to improve the security of your home network.
The default password 192.168.1.1 does not work
If 192.168.1.1 is the address of the router, but the default password or username cannot be used to log in, the default password or username was changed at some point after the router was installed.
If you’ve tried every password you can think of and nothing worked, you’ll need to factory reset your router. Resetting (not rebooting) a router removes any custom settings you have applied to it, which is why resetting will remove the username and password it was changed with. However, other custom settings are also deleted, including wireless network settings, custom DNS servers, and port forwarding options.
Before resetting your router, be sure to look down to see if there is a sticker with your password listed. Some manufacturers add these stickers and they might save you the headache.
Store your router username and password in a free password manager so you can have them in the future.