When you get a new D-Link router for your personal or office use, chances are that you are going to set it up all by yourself. In these tough times when the money is tight and the income is low, we should look forward to saving ourselves the cost of calling in an expert techie to do something as small as setting up the 192.168.0.1 login of D-link Wi-Fi router, but we run away from the thought of DIYs because we are scared of messing it up. Well, setting up a D-Link Wi-Fi router with the login may sound complex, but it is quite a simple task if learnt the right way. There is a reason why D-Link has given the open access to any user sitting at home to tweak his router settings, but many consider it as a superfluous task if done by an untrained person. Truth is that D-Link’s open access to the router’s settings fills the void of time lapse in the initial setup, as any user can do it all by himself by following some very basic steps.
First of all, here are a few things you would need to do beforehand:
- Set up your Wi-Fi router’s hardware by plugging it into a working socket, connecting all the wires in the right way and switching it on to make sure it light’s up.
- Make sure you have a laptop or PC with you to follow these steps, as D-Link’s router login may not have some features for mobile website.
- Do not discard the package box of the router as it has important information on it like the model number, IP address, etc.
192.168.0.1 D-Link Router Login with Default Username & Password
The first time you log in to your D-Link router, you have to be connected to the internet either wirelessly or with a LAN cable. Let us go through the process of logging in to D-Link server:
Step 1: Open your web browser and enter the IP address of the router into the address bar
Open any web browser of your choice and in the address bar enter the IP address of your PC. The default IP address for any D-Link router is 192.168.0.1; there’s barely a change in IP addresses of D-Link routers, let us have a look at some major IP addresses other than 192.168.0.1 login.
This table shows that even though more than half of the D-Link routers go with the basic IP, there’s still a good deal of them which have IP addresses different than the basic one.
You can also log into your router using the following link- http://dlinkrouter.local
Step 2: The D-Link login page
Once you type your personal IP address of the D-Link router, the D-Link 192.168.0.1 login page will appear. By default, the username is admin and there is no password. In many cases the username and password is clearly mentioned in the manual of the D-Link router. But as there are multiple IP addresses which have distinct ways of logging in, here’s a table which shows the most common D-Link router username- password combinations;
More than half of D-Link routers have the basic username and password combination, but there are some different ones too. So if you aren’t able to get in with the usual, try the other ones too. After opening your D-Link router settings for the first time, you have to change your password. Now remember to write the password down at someplace safe (preferably on back of the router)
What to do if I’ve lost my Wi-Fi router’s password? This:
Factory reset is the only way out of this problem. Do note that Factory resetting the router will erase all changes you made to the router. Internet/Wireless Settings will need to be reconfigured.
To perform a factory reset, please follow these steps:
- With the 192.168.0.1 login D-Link router on, place a paper clip into the hole on the back/bottom of the unit labelled Reset.
- Hold the paper clip down for 10 seconds and release to reset the router.
- The lights on the front of the router should start to flash (The power LED may go off or turn orange) and then the device will reboot. Please allow for up to 1 minute for the reset process to complete.
If you still face problem then do read guide on fixing router 192.168.0.1 problem.
Note: Do not hold the reset button for longer than 10 seconds, doing so could cause the router to go into a recovery mode (The Power light will flash or stay orange). If this happens, unplug the power from the router for 30 seconds.
Step 3: Change your Login password
As stated before, after the initial login, you have to change your password for the D-Link router login. Here’s an easy tutorial on how to do it:
- Click on Setup tab at the top to click on Wireless settings on the left side.
- Click on Manual Wireless Network Setup.
- Scroll down the page to “Wireless Security Mode”. This is the section where you specify the wireless password. You can specify a new password; be sure to click Save Settings at the top of the page once complete.
Once you’ve saved your new password, the next time you login to the D-Link 192.168.0.1 login page via your IP address, use the default username that is Admin, and the new password that you just updated. Now that you’ve changed your D-Link router’s password, whenever you have to change the Wi-Fi security, or the Wi-Fi name, even the Wi-Fi password, all of this can be done via the D-Link login page. You would also notice a lot of complex options that can be edited. But it’s best not to touch those and just use it for the basic functions about which you’re aware.