192.168.0.1, as everyone knows is the IP address of private networks that are usually assigned to residences. We need this IP address for our network to make it easy for us to reach our router settings. To reach them, what we have to do is type this IP address in our device browser and hit enter. The page that will come up will be a login page where we will have to enter our login credentials such as username, password and other miscellaneous settings that will help us control our network services for good.
192.168.0.1 is not always the IP address assigned to everyone. If you don’t know yours and want to check in to your router settings, what all you have to is look for a sticker on your router’s body and there you go! You have your router’s IP address. For a new router, settings come as default and have to be changed immediately as the default username and password can be easily accessed by anyone and enter your network. This can result in malpractices using your IP address that might get you in trouble. Any unwanted access to your network can also result in loss of data and more than the required use of your internet.
How to change your router’s default settings if forgotten?
As mentioned earlier, to change your router’s default settings, what you have to do is enter the IP address and then log in to your router. Change the default username and password. The default credentials are usually mentioned in the manual that comes with your router. Enter a safe and not-so-easy password for SSID to make it secure. Make sure to note down all the important information in a secure place so that in case you forget, you can easily access your router settings by referring to the notes. But what if you forget your username/ password and don’t have it written down somewhere too?
How to reset 192.168.0.1 forgotten password?
- The reset button: Go to your home router and find a button that says ‘reset’ below. The button should be on the back of the router’s body. This button helps in resetting all the settings and moderations done previously. If you are not able to remember your router credentials, neither can you find them, well, then it leaves with you no choice but to reset all the settings. What you have to do it long press the reset button for at least 5-7 seconds. Make sure when you do this the router blinks one. This will confirm that it worked. Once resetting is done, switch on and off the router and try to login back.What you will notice is that all the settings are back to default. And then you can change the login credentials and enter your new password and re-enter the password to confirm it and make sure you remember this time. As you see, resetting is not a big deal. You can always set up your router again.
- Crack router password: Another way to access router settings if the password is forgotten is by attacking it through software. For this, you will have to use a certain software that helps to crack the password and recover it. Unless you have a hard protected router that blocks unknown IP addresses after 4-5 login trails, you can try recovering your password. The software applies hit and trial methods using the very common router passwords and gets back your password within 4-10 minutes.
Unless you want to access the default settings which you can find in the router manual, you can always use the above-mentioned tips to know how to reset 192.168.0.1 forgotten password. Hope it helps!