or – Cannot Access Router Settings

What is ( ( are commonly used default IP addresses for entering the router settings page. It is also called “Router web interface”, “Configuration page”, “Router Settings page”, etc. First of all you should see the login page when you are to enter login and password and then you should be taken to settings web interface. Users often ask why cannot I access router settings via or even a login page. You may face such errors as: “ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT” or “Page unavailable 404”. Below we will mention all possible reasons why your router configuration or login page might be unavailable and give some pieces of advice on how to gain access to your router settings at or 

How to Access Router Settings Page at or

Here what you need to know first. To be able to access config page you need either to connect via Wi-Fi or via the Ethernet cable to LAN port.

Do not connect the ethernet cable to ports labelled “WAN” or “Internet”!

tp-link - lan but not wan d-link - lan but not wan

Find the IP address of your router

Wrong IP address

If you input wrong IP address you will surely get the error:

This site can't be reached. took too long to respond.
ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT this site can't be reached - wrong ip address this site can’t be reached

How to find the correct router’s IP?

So, first ensure you are trying to acces your router using the correct IP address. The IP address may be different from default value such as Even if is printed on the back of the device it might have been changed in the past by anyone who accessed the device. To find the IP address of your router:

  1. Launch the command prompt.
  2. Type:
    ipconfig /all
  3. Hit “Enter”.

Default gateway = your router’s IP address. In our example the gateway IP address is not but cause we are connected to a mobile hotspot on Android and the smartphone acts as a router:

default gateway ip address Windows 10

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  1. How to find the router’s IP-address on Android
  2. Find a Router IP Address on iPhone or iPad in 10 Seconds!

Username and Password to Access Router Settings

Check if you are typing correct login and password. However, if you type wrong credentials you would be told “wrong username or password” or will see the login request but you won’t see “error 404”: authentication required

Access router settings

Check the sticker on your router’s back panel to find the factory default IP, username and password:

router default ip 192 168 1 1 admin admin

Most Common Default Credentials (IP, Username and Password)

If you have lost a manual to your router, there is no sticker on its back with default credentials or you cannot find the gateway IP address for some reason, you may try the following credentials.

Most common default router IP-addresses:


Most common credentials:

  • Admin/admin
  • admin/(blank password)
  • admin/1234

The most spread router IP addresses are and The most spread credentials are: “admin/admin” or “admin” with an empty password.

HTTP is used instead of HTTPS

In modern routers you might need to type instead of Try this.

Reboot Your Router

Very often a glitch on your router can prevent you from logging in to its settings page. The webinterface can become unavailable after a long period of work without reboot. So, power cycle your router, wait for two minutes and try to access the login page once again: router power button

Solve Problems With Your Browser

First of all try another browser to access router’s configuration page at or another IP address. Check browser settings and make sure:

  • proxy is disabled for local addresses: proxy disabled
  • there is no policy on Google Chrome (how to remove policies from Chrome);
  • there are no extensions installed that are able to change IP addresses and routes.

At last reset browser’s settings: chrome reset settings

Solve The Problem With Network To Access Router Settings

Common network problem can be the reason why you cannot access router config page. So, please check the following things:

  • Ensure your network connection is activated;
  • Ensure IP/DNS are set to be obtained automatically: obtain an IP address and DNS server automaticallyIf a static IP is manually assigned to your network card it may be from another subnet or conflict with your router’s LAN IP address: static IP address Windows 10
  • Clear the Hosts file.
  • Delete static routes.
  • Try disabling your antivirus.

If you are an unexperienced user in networking, we recommend that you use NetAdapter Repair All In One utility to automatically solve such problems:


Replace the Ethernet Cable

patch cord connectors

Damaged ethernet patch cord can be the reason why you cannot access your router login page on

It is obvious that if you can open all websites on the Internet but only the router web interface this means your cable is likely to be okay.

Reset Router Settings

If you have tried everything but nothing helps to access the router settings on the web interface, you have to try resetting your device to the factory defaults. In most cases you should press and hold the hidden RESET button for 15-30 seconds while the router is powered on:

router reset settings

Why Am I Redirected to Google After Typing “”?

Ensure you are not entering a space before the IP address. You’d better enter the whole URL into the address bar:

http 192 168 1 1

Commas instead of dots?

If you enter 192,168,1,1 with commas instead of dots…

192,168,1,1 …you would be taken to your default search engine:  192,168,1,1 google

You type letters instead of digits? 192.168.l.l – is wrong 

The correct IP address is (but not 192.168.l.l  or  192.168 ll or 192.168 o 1) IP-address can contain digits only – not letters!

Summary: How to Finally Gain Access to Router Settings at or

Okay, let’s say you don’t remember your credentials or even you want to set up the unfamiliar device. Well, the shortest way to open and access the configuration page of any router is:

  • Factory reset the router by pressing and holding the RESET button on the device for 15-30 seconds while it is powered on.
  • Connect a LAN port of your router to the network card of your desktop PC or laptop with an ethernet cable: tp-link - lan but not wanLAN port
  • Make sure your network card is configured to obtain an IP address and DNS server address automatically.
  • Find the gateway IP address using ipconfig /all command in the command line: default gateway ip address Windows 10
  • Type http://your-gateway-address in the address bar of your browser and hit Enter.
  • Type default username and password that is specified on the sticker located on the router’s back panel: router default ip 192 168 1 1 admin admin

Tell us in the comments which tip helped you access router settings page.


  1. Thanks a lot. I have been in front of the computer for three-four days trying so many solutions offered from a variety of sites including youtube, checking/unchecking many boxes and modifying one or other site preferences in my computer and browsers. At last “how to find correct routers IP address” helped me.

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