Dedicated IP Addresses For Accessing Router Settings

IANA, i.e. the Internet Assigned Number Authority, has kept aside a set of IP Addresses for various reasons, including the creation of a dedicated address for logging into your router’s control panel.

Typically, 192.168.l.1 is the IP address for a router’s login page – once the user enters their username and password, the page redirects to the settings and configuration page.

The problem is that most people get it wrong on the first try because of human error and maybe even auto-correct suggestions – they end up entering 192.168.l.1 Instead of

This is because the number “1” and the letter “l” look quite alike, so when people read out the IP address on screen or from the router’s box, they tend to interchange the two.

Default logins for 192.168.l.1

IP Address:

Username: admin

Password: admin

IP Address:

Username: admin

Password: Password

IP Address:

Username: admin

Password: 1234

IP Address:

Username: guest

Password: guest

IP Address:

Username: user

Password: 1234

Accessing The Router’s Control Panel And What Can Be Done From There?

  1. Completing The Login Process
    If you are trying to reach your router’s dashboard via, we suggest you take the following steps:
    • Open the browser
    • Enter
    • Enter your ID and Password – Usually available beneath the router, in its manual or on the box it came in
    • Reach the settings and configuration page

    Remember, if your login credentials are not correct, you cannot reach the router’s control panel.

  2. Assigning Usernames, Changing Passwords, And Resetting The Router
    If you’re not receiving the optimal speed assigned by your service provider, and the issue is not at their end, the chances are that your router is acting up.

    One quick fix is to turn it off and turn it on again, but if that does not work, protocol dictates that you should reset your router. Once you are on the settings page you are given the option of rebooting the router or carrying out a complete factory-rest.

    You may also use the settings page to add a new password, change an old password or assign a new name to your router. For instance, you can change the username from Asus or Netgear to your family name, brand name, etc.

    Your neighbors might be using your internet because you have not restricted access with a password, or your current password has been breached.

    Not only can you change the password from the dedicated dashboard, but you can also view user activity to see who else is using your network.

Routers Assigned With 192.168.l.1 As A Default Gateway

The problem is that many famous brands such as Linksys, D-link, Asus, Netgear, and TP-Link have also dedicated the address for reaching the configuration page on their devices.

Had they used other numbers that didn’t resemble, the occurrence of misspelled IP’s could have been limited.

If you don’t know what your IP address is, and is not the one assigned to your router, you can locate the IP by using Command Prompt and taking these steps:

  • Enter ipconfig in command prompt
  • Scroll through the list of Displayed IPs
  • Find one that says “Default Gateway.”

Well, there you have it, just make sure you enter the right IP, and not something like 192.168.l.1.