192.168.2.1

192.168.2.1 is the default gateway IP address for some broadband routers including almost all Belkin models and some models made by Edimax, Asus, Siemens and SMC. This IP address is set on certain brands and models when first sold, but any router or computer on a local network can be configured to use it.

Connect To Your Router

Once connected, you will be asked for an username and password. This username/password combination is set at the factory for use during the initial login, and should be changed by the user to something more secure. Most of the routers use admin/admin or admin/password or you can just leave it blank (Find your default router passwords).

Some home Internet providers that supply routers and other networking equipment to households offer a feature that allows administrators to type a friendly name in the web browser instead of the IP address.

For example, Belkin users can type "http://router" instead.

  • NETGEAR: www.routerlogin.net
  • XFINITY: www.xfinity.com/myxFi
  • etc

Troubleshooting Router Logon Issues

If the browser responds with an error like "This webpage is not available," the router is either offline (disconnected from the network) or unable to respond due to a technical glitch. Here are some actions you can take to reestablish a connection to your router:

  • Ensure that the ethernet cable connecting your router to your modem is in good shape and firmly seated. For non-wireless routers, also check the cable connecting your device to the router itself.
  • Check the router's LEDs to ensure that the proper indicator lights are lit. Most routers, for example, display their connection status via the internet LED, a wireless LED and a numbered LED that identifies which port your computer is connected to. Compare these to your manufacturer's user guide to ensure that all connections are valid.
  • Reset your connections:
    1. Turn off your internet modem and unplug its cable from the router.
    2. Turn off your router and your computer or other relevant devices.
    3. Power back your router and then your computer, and try to connect to the router. At this point, the router has had a chance to reset its IP as well as the IP of your device.
    4. Reconnect your router to your modem.
    If you still have trouble with your router and cannot connect to its administrative console, follow this guide to recover your password or contact your router's manufacturer.