When it comes to router security, few can match the prowess of Asus. Asus routers aren’t just the queen at the prom, but they are the belle of the ball at any buffet table. So, if you are here because you don’t know where your IP address is, don’t know what’s your router’s default login credentials, have forgotten your new router’s login credentials and you can’t configure your router’s settings. Then you have found the right guide on how to login to Asus routers.
And besides being renowned for its second to none security, Asus’s model of routers is very reliable and remarkably user-friendly. Overall, the setup is straightforward and easy to understand so that anyone without the technical know-how can access and configure the admin console.
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Asus Login Steps
The first thing you want to do is to connect your computer or whatever device you want to login to your admin panel to your router. That said, there are two ways of initiating a connection between your devices. Let’s take a more in-depth look.
Via Ethernet cable
Your computer has an ethernet port, unlike your smartphones or tablets. And because of that, you can connect an Ethernet cable between your ASUS router and your computer.
You will notice that there’s a network icon on the bottom right of your computer screen; you will need to click on it to connect wirelessly to your Asus router. Now, after selecting the appropriate option from the listing of available connections, enter your Asus SSID username and password. If you prefer using your phone or tablet, then go into your settings, click on “WiFi, and there you will see the Asus router internet connection in the list of available connections. Now, connect to it, you will need your login credentials to do so.
Login to Your ASUS Router via Browser
Once you’re all cleared with the connection as described above, open your favorite web browser and clear the cache. Next, navigate to the IP address http://192.168.1.1 and press enter. If this proves futile, visit http://router.asus.com, there you will see your model of Asus router along with its IP address.
Alternatively, you can do the following:
- Press and hold “WIN+R” (for windows operating system users)
- Press enter when the “ipconfig” command pops up.
- Look for your IP address listed next to “Default Gateway,” from the list of numbers that will show up in the command prompt app.
- Copy and paste this number in your web browser.
Access the Asus Login Panel Router Using the Default Login Info
At this point, you should be on the Asus login page. Enter your default username. If you don’t know it, it’s Admin; and the password? You will have to set it yourself. If you have changed your password in the past and can’t remember it, then continue reading, I will explain what to do a bit later in this post.
Anyway, if you have not previously changed your password or you are accessing your admin panel for the first time, enter your default credentials. Once you are in your console panel, you can configure whatever you want.
Resetting Your Router and Changing the User Login Credentials
This section is really for those folks who have changed their password and can’t remember it. However, if you haven’t changed your login credentials, I strongly recommend that you do so. The security of your entire network is at stake. Hackers don’t need any second invitation to hack if they succeed in hacking your network, who knows what they will do with your private information?
That said, the only way to regain access to your control panel if you are locked out is through something called “factory reset.” This option restores your router to its default or factory settings, and I’ll walk you through what to do; make a note of the following steps, and you should be fine. Here they are:
- Find your router’s reset button (it’s usually at the back of your Asus router)
- Press and hold the reset button for ten seconds (you should see the lights starting to flicker)
- Login to your Asus router, but wait until two minutes have passed.
You have reached the end of perhaps the easiest, no-fluff, on-point guide you have ever read. Pat yourself on the back, you have accomplished what many folks have failed to do, and that’s taking full advantage of the endless potential of the Asus router. And all you had to do was to access your router’s admin panel to make a few changes. Okay, that’s enough from me, but as always, if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a message.