Are you one of many folks who don’t know where to locate your IP address, don’t know what’s your router’s default login credentials, have forgotten your new router’s login info, can’t configure your router’s settings, having trouble with your WiFi network, and for the life of you, don’t know how to troubleshoot. Does this description fit you? I’m sure it does, that’s why you are here. Isn’t it? If so, then what are we waiting for? Let’s get right into this step-by-step guide, shall we?
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TP-Link Login Steps
You should know by now that if you want to configure your TP-Link router, you need first to gain access to it. And this you can do by utilizing the TP-Link router’s web interface. Also, before you do anything else, check and make sure that your devices are all connected properly. And by that, I mean, your computer or whatever device you want to access your TP-Link login panel with is connected to your router. Whether wire connection via an ethernet cable or WiFi, it really does not matter, once they are connected.
Access Your TP-Link Admin Console via Web Browser
Once your connection is all clear, open your favourite web browser, clear the cache; sometimes when you don’t clear the cache it causes problems. Next, navigate to either of the following web addresses in your browser and press “enter.” These web addresses are TP-Link’s most popular IP address to access your login panel.
Upon pressing enter, you’ll be taken to the TP-Link router web interface, where you will need to enter your username and password. But if the login window doesn’t appear, proceed to the next step, which is an alternative method for viewing your correct IP address.
An alternative way to find your TP-Link router’s 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, Now press “enter.”
After pressing enter, the command prompt app will open. Scroll down a bit until you see some numbers. You will notice that besides “Default Gateway,” a string of numbers is listed, that’s your IP address. Copy and paste it in your web browser and press “enter.”
Enter the Login Details
Now it’s time to enter your TP-Link login credentials. If by chance you are logging in to your router’s admin panel for the very first time or you have not changed your password in the past, then enter your default username and password. If you don’t know what your TP-Link default password is; look for it at the back of your router, or underneath it, it’s usually located there. Or sometimes it may be in the users’ manual. With your default login info in hand, login to the TP-Link admin panel, and “bam” you are in, from there you can configure and make whatever changes you want to your router.
Troubleshooting Your TP-Link Router
I thought I wouldn’t have written this, I mean, TP-Link manufacture some of the best and highest quality routers money can buy. But even TP-Link’s routers have their drawbacks. So, if you are one of those persons having trouble with your TP-Link router; you are not alone. That said, here’s what you can do to resolve any issues you may have with your TP-Link router, especially the issue of not being able to access your control panel.
Reset Your Router
Resetting your router is quick and straightforward. Nevertheless, resetting TP-Link routers works a little differently from others. Here you will need to apply the 30-30-30 router reset rule; it works like a charm, and don’t worry if you don’t know what this is, I will explain. So, here’s what to do next:
Find 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. That should do the trick, you have now reverted your router to its default settings. And by the way, that’s what I call the 30-30-30 router reset rule.
Change Your Login User Password
Now you can go ahead and enter your default login credentials to gain access to your control panel. Once in, the very first thing you want to do is to change your password to something more intricate and unique. And remember to make a note of it in the event you forget it in the future. Of course, you can leave the router with its default login credentials, but I highly recommend that you change it. And here’s how to do it:
•Go to Advanced > Administration > Set password.
•Next, enter your default password and username
•Enter the password and/or username you want to use (your new login credentials)
•Confirm your new password.
Congratulations, you are done, from here on, you will need to enter your new login credentials whenever you want to login to your admin panel.
A lot of folks never take advantage and get to enjoy the full potential of their TP-Link routers, and the main reason for that is because they don’t know how to login their router. That said, you have separated yourself from those folks, you can log in to your admin control and make full use of all its cutting-edge features and settings. Okay, that’s enough, you have reached the end of a pretty comprehensive guide, you should pat yourself on your shoulders. And as always, if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a message.