192.168.1.254 is a private IP address maintained from Internet Assigned Number Authority or IANA for distinct purposes. Sometimes, users type this IP address wrongly where one of the characters is assumed as the letter ‘L.’ Whenever you purchase a new router or modem, you get the login credentials to log in to the device. Moreover, it also enables you to make the necessary changes to the router’s settings. A private IP address ensures that there is no conflict as well as no one can log into your network without your permission.
As per the recent news, private routers become so popular. IANA has reserved several IP addresses for the next generation of IPv6 addresses. Nowadays, from small offices to large corporates uses the private IP address for security reasons. Here is a restriction to access the internet that is required for the proxy.
192.168.1.254 Username and Password
Every modem and router have their login credentials and comes with a default IP address. It allows the users to enter the router settings. 192.168.1.254 is one of them. Moreover, it is used to access the router’s settings like Westell ADSL, 3Com routers, ADSL routers, 2Wire, TP-Link.
There are some essential points that you should consider before going to access the default gateway. They are:
- A system that is connected to the wireless network.
- A computer where you can open a web browser.
Now, you can have a look at the steps described below:
Step 1: Open the Web Browser
First, open the web browser on your computer and then type the default IP address of the router in the address bar. Hit the Enter key from the keyboard. So, if you enter the correct IP address, it will navigate you to the login page.
Step 2: Enter the Password and Username
If you just got a new router with a private IP address, you must have the default password and username. You can then check the list below to know the default password and username.
Note: Usually, the network credentials are printed on the box of the router. But, if you don’t have the box with you, then you can reset the device by pressing and holding the Reset button for at least 12-15 seconds. Once you complete the resetting process, you will get the default login credentials of the router. It is the other way is to visit the official website of the router.
Step 3: Change the SSID
If the wireless network that you are using is configured with a private IP address, then it’s better to change the name of the network (SSID) that is visible to others in the network tab.
- Try to keep the new SSID simple and short.
- Don’t make the new SSID very quickly to ignore the chances of backfire.
- Don’t use any personal data as the router name.
Step 4: Change the Default Password and Username
All the router comes with a private IP address. But still, make sure that the connection is secure by changing the standard login credentials. To change the details, you can follow the below steps:
- The password should be a combination of alphabets and numeric characters.
- The passcode should have 8-16 characters. It is necessary to be complex yet easy to remember.
- Username needs to be simple and user-friendly.
- Password and Username for the IP address 192.168.1.254 needs to note down somewhere.
Problems and FAQs
Why Can’t I Connect to the Router http://192.168.1.254?
Most of the users face this problem because of a mistype. Therefore, you have to make sure that the password you entered is correct and there are no semicolons, but a colon after ‘http.’
How do I Change the Password for 192.168.1.254?
To change the password, first, open the default gateway with the help of the IP address 192.168.1.254. Afterward, type the Password and Username and check the Wi-Fi settings (this method may differ as per the modem/router). So, if you are a user of direct Wi-Fi and TV, then select the ‘Wireless Router’ option and you can use a home network as well. Afterward, if you are asked to type the ‘Device Code’, then type it in the specific field. In case you want to change the name, you can do this. After that, tap on the Save button.
To change the passphrase, go to the ‘WPA/PSK Encryption Settings’ section and click on the ‘Change Password’ button. Type the new password and re-enter it in the specific field. Afterward, tap on the Save button to complete.
Forget IP Address Password and Username:
If you want to purchase a new modem or router, you will get the default login credentials that you can check on the box of the router. Or, you can also connect with the Internet Service Provider to get the details login credentials.
Trick 1: If you never change the default password and username of the router, you can check the above table to get the details.
Trick 2: If you have changed your default password and username previously, then you have to reset the router so that you will be able to use the default login credentials once again.
How to Reset a Router?
By resetting a router you can delete all the previous settings and saved details. It will revert the device into the factory settings of the router.
- First of all, turn the device Off.
- Afterward, press the Reset button for at least 12-15 seconds using a pointed object and turn the router On.
- Now, release the Reset button and then restart the router once again.
- Afterward, connect with the router using a network cable or Wi-Fi connection and log in with the help of the default login credentials.