I can still remember the day I had bought my first router. I couldn’t wait to hook it up, which I did with little fuss. But then one day, for some mysterious reason, I tried to access my router’s control panel but was unable to. And it took me three long, painful days to figure out what was causing the issue. And it had nothing to do with me nor my router; it was just a case of my ethernet cable loosely plugged between my router and computer.
Chances are, you’re here because you are experiencing issues with your router, it may not be the issue that I encountered, but perhaps, it may be any of these. You don’t know where to locate your IP address, don’t know what’s your router’s default login credentials, you have forgotten your new router’s password, you can’t configure your router’s settings, and you are having trouble with your WiFi network. Oh, and did I mention that you don’t know where to start with your troubleshooting? Well, we have a lot to cover, so let’s get cracking with this comprehensive guide on how to login to your D-Link router…the easy way.
When it comes to routers, D-Link is the king of the jungle (Netgear might have something to say about that.) But who else can dispute that? For years, D-Link has been producing top-notch, savvy designs, high performance, durable, high-end routers. But as good as D-Link is, problems do arise from time to time with their routers. And that’s where a guide like this comes in handy, to help you resolve any issue you may be having with your D-Link router.
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D-Link Router Login
Gaining access to your D-Link router’s admin panel is the primary focus of this guide. Why? All your troubles will be over once you successfully login to your control panel. Once in your admin panel, you will be able to change any of your router’s setting and have access to the setup pages. So, the first thing you need to do to initiate the login process is to connect your devices, make sure that they are all on the same network. Your computer should be connected to your router via an ethernet cable or wirelessly.
Access Your D-Link Admin Console via Web Browser
Once your connection is all clear, fire up a web browser of your choice and copy and paste or type any of the following web addresses in your browser and press “enter.”
Once you press enter, you will be directed to the D-Link router login panel. Enter your username and password in the relevant fields; however, if the login panel doesn’t appear. Chances are, your model of D-Link router does not correlate with those IP addresses. If so, proceed to the next step, which is an alternative method for finding your correct IP address.
Alternative Method for Finding Your IP Address
If you are using a Windows operating system, press and hold “WIN+R,” a small box will appear at the bottom left of your screen with the”ipconfig” command, when you see this box, press “enter.” The window’s command prompt app will open. Scroll down until you see “Default Gateway,” your IP should be listed alongside it. Copy and paste it in your web browser and press “enter.”
Enter the Login Details
Enter your D-Link login credentials. This can either be your default login credentials or your updated password (the one you last changed to.) Otherwise, you can find your default login info somewhere on the device or in the users’ manual once you have found it, login to your control panel and make whatever changes you want to your router.
Troubleshooting Your D-Link Router
Troubleshooting your D-Link router is a quick and straightforward process. And that’s because most of the issues you will encounter from your router can be fixed with a fast and easy hard reset.
Reset Your Router
• Locate the reset button (usually it’s located at the back of your router)
• Press and hold the reset button for 30 continuous seconds (don’t release yet, go to the next step.)
• Switch the power supply off and wait for 30 more seconds (while still holding the reset button.)
• Switch the power of your router back on, while still firmly holding the reset button.
Change Your Login User Password
Now that you have successfully reset your router, you should know that it’s back to its default state. And with that being the case, I strongly recommend that you change your password.
The D-Link routers are some of the best on the market, and no wonder why people rush to buy them. I believe that what makes D-Link routers head and shoulder above the rest has to do with their uncomplicated web browser interface. You can log in to your router with great ease using their web interface. Well, you have reached the end of an in-depth guide about login into D-Link routers. And as always, if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a message.