We explain how to know the router's IP to take care of your security

We explain how to know the router's IP to take care of your security

You need a more secure password to prevent your neighbors they hang you to your router? Or maybe you want to give your Wi-Fi network a name with more personality, like “DiosMessiLAN” or “BodaChilaquiles”? Whatever the reason, in this guide we explain how to know the router's IP, a vital information to make the adjustments you need in the configuration of your device.

Most routers (or routers, as they are called in some sites) come with a default IP address and login credentials, which vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. If you have not bothered to enter and make changes to your network configuration, you may still be able to access the administration panel using that same information.

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Once you have gained access to the configuration of your router, you can change the way your network is displayed, as well as control who can access it. It will also be a good time to change the default username and password, to ensure that no one else can change the access protocols.

If you are looking for a new router, some may be able to help you increase the security of your network in general with new features and built-in malware protection. Check our guide of the latest and best routers available in the market

Linksys

Step 1: Most Linksys routers have the same default settings. You can access the administration panel on most Linksys routers by entering http://192.168.1.1 in your browser's address bar. But if you have an intelligent router, you must use http: //myrouter.local

Step 2: Log in using “admin” for both the username and password, assuming you have not changed the default username and password.

Step 3: We suggest you make sure to change your router passwords the first time you log in, so that you are not susceptible to someone on your Wi-Fi network having access to the administration page.

If you need more help, you can use the official Linksys support portal.

D-Link

Step 1: To log in to your D-Link router you must enter the following in your internet browser: http: //mydlinkrouter.local If it does not work, you can try http://192.168.0.1, or also http://192.168.1.1

Step 2: The default username is "admin", and you must leave the password field blank.

Step 3: Since most D-Link routers are not protected with a password by default, it is important to add a password as soon as possible to prevent other people or hackers from accessing your network.

D-Link also has a support base in case you need more help on its official site.

Belkin

Step 1: For almost all Belkin routers, the default web configuration is found at http://192.168.2.1, although http: // router may also work. Due to the method with which the login credentials are configured, you may not have to enter anything in the username and password fields when trying to access the administration panel.

Step 2: By default, Belkin routers have no password in the administrator account. This means that the username field must be left blank, although you may have to enter “admin” in that space.

Step 3: You should definitely change the username and password if you have a Belkin router. It is very simple for anyone with access to your network to make changes to the administration panel, which could open security holes or allow them to install malware and pirate software.