192.168.0.1 wireless network setting and connection wizard

IP address 192.168.0.1 is the address of some home-use broadband router, it’s mainly the default value of a variety of D-Link and Netgear model routers. And you can change it using the network router management console at any time. 192.168.0.1 is a private IPv4 network address. Home-use router can use it to set up the default gateway. In this router, you can access its management console through a web browser at http://192.168.0.1. If routers or any computer of any brand on the local network get some problem, you can use this address or similar private IPv4 address(eg, 192.168.1.1) to solve it. It is suggested that any IP address on the network, only one piece of equipment to use 192.168.0.1, in order to avoid address conflicts.

Why can’t I get access to 192.168.0.1?
Do you want to get access to your router? If yes, please identify whether your computer’s gateway is 192.168.0.1. The step is open CMD and type: ipconfig/all, or use this command: ping 192.168.0.1 -t. If the gateway address is 192.168.0.1 and it still can’t display the login window, perhaps it’s because the network port is not specified or there is a firewall.

The ping command is a commonly used DOS command and it is used to detect whether the network is connected and the network speed is fast or not.

While in wireless router setup process we often use the ping command. If your router address is 192.168.0.1, click ‘Run’ (or use the key combination win + r) and enter CMD and then hit OK. Then enter ping 192.168.0.1, if the result returns timeout, it illustrates the network is disconnected or losing packages, it also means your computer can not connect to the router.

Here may be the reasons:
1, The router IP address is not 192.168.0.1, or you’ve mistaken it with 192.168.o.1.
2, The router has been shut down, and unable to be connected.
3, ICMP packet filtering is set up in the router (like firewall settings).
If you can receive some bytes, it means your network is connected, and you may be able to connect to a wireless router, the step is to enter 192.168.0.1 in your browser to try.

Wireless router has become increasingly popular, most people using laptop or cell phone hopes to connect to the Internet directly using WIFI, it’s more convenient and saving network traffic. However, many new to wireless routers do not know how to use a wireless router. Although there are manual books, but they are too brief instructions and really need to spend some time to get understood of how to use a wireless router.

Below we share with you how to set up a wireless router with an example of the most common TP Link wireless router.

1, 192.168.0.1 Wireless Router parameter settings
Use a network cable to connect computer with the wireless router, of course, it can also be directly connected using wireless search, but for a newbie I recommend to use your network cable to connect to it directly. Once connected, open a browser, enter 192.168.0.1 in the address bar to enter the wireless router’s setup screen, the default login user name and password are usually ‘admin’, you can refer to the instructions in manual(the simplest way is to take a look at the shell of your router, there’s always an instruction) .

After successful logged into the interface, the Setup Wizard will automatically pop up by default. Select Setup Wizard, then a window of instructions will pop up, you can set the basic parameters of the router through the wizard, or you can just click ‘Next’. Then you can set up your router step by step using the Setup Wizard. Select internet way, usually ADSL users will choose the first PPPoE, if you are using a different network service providers, select the following two according to the actual situation, if you do not know how to choose, choose the automatic option to facilitate the novice to operate, after finished selecting, click Next. Enter your account and password you get from your network service provider, after your finish this, click Next.

2, After the setup is complete, restart wireless router
Next is the wireless settings. Set the SSID name, which by default is your router model, this is  the device name when you are search the network, you can change it according to your own preferences and easy to recognize. The rest part can be based on the system default setting options, there’s no need to change, but in the network security settings you must set a password to prevent network rubbing. After setting, click Next. At this point, you’ve done the wireless router settings. Reboot the router and then you can connect it to the Internet with wireless access.

In general, as long as familiar with the steps described above, you have learned how to use a wireless router. At this point, wireless router settings have been completed, the next thing to do of course is to open your wireless device, search WIFI wireless signal and your computer can be directly connected to the Internet.

3, Search wireless signals to connect to the Internet
This step is about some brief wireless search process. Enable your wireless card, search WIFI signal, find your wireless router SSID name, double-click to connect. It will display ‘Getting WIFI information to connect to a wireless router’, then enter the password you set before. It then displays connecting, after waiting for a while, you are connected to the Internet.

What to do if I don’t know 192.168.0.1 password? A case list below will tell you the solution, it is very simple, just reset the router on the line.

192.168.0.1 password reset:
Usually if we encounter password failure, the first step is have to reset the router settings. Use a toothpick or a needle against the hole on the back of the router, unplug the power of your router at the same time, then connect the network cable connected to the external network to WLAN port on the router, connect your computer to the LAN port on top of the router.

192.168.0.1 router settings:
After the preparation work, we now enter ‘http://192.168.0.1’ (each router has its original IP and they are not same according to above instructions) on your computer’s browser. Then press enter, enter the user name and password, the initial user name is usually admin, 192.168.0.1 initial password is usually admin too(different routers are not the same), then click login, click Next, and now have all the router’s settings completed, and the rest is to restart the router.

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How to configure wireless router setting 192.168.0.1?

192.168.0.1 is the default IP of many routers set by router factories, so while we are configuring a wireless router setting and our PC, we need to set them on the same network. For example, I set my PC’s IP as 192.168.0.254, subnet mask of 255.255.255.0, the default gateway is 192.168.0.1. Then we can go to router’s setup interface to make our network working smoothly.

 

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Through the above settings, we can log into the router to configure the detailed settings, first double-click browser, enter the IP address 192.168.0.1 in the address bar, then we will see the router’s configuration interface. Usually it’s not required to verify the username and password by default if it’s the first time to configure. But some routers require username and authentication, such as D-Link’s products, the default user name is Admin, the default password is blank. We can read product’s manual book for default username and password if the product needs authentication.

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The next step, click ‘Setup Wizard’ option, then we enter the router’s configuration wizard interface. This page will display a Configuration Wizard welcome screen, we can click Next to proceed with the configuration directly. Then there is an option of interface internet access interface in which we can make specific choices based on our own internet providers, for example, many providers offer ADSL, CABLE and MODEM.  If your network is CABLE then you can choose the first option, if your network is ADSL we can choose the second one. Here we assume that you are using ADSL lines, then we select the second item, click Next to continue the configuration.

Next, we also need to choose what kind of dial-up approach. In USA, many telecom companies provide static IPs, and there are also many companies are still using PPPoE dial-up way to manage their network.  so here we choose the first item, and then click Next. Click Next will require users to fill in some information, PPPoE dial-up users will have a validation process, we need the information that telecom company provides to us to input into the box. Then click Next, after you’ve filled out the necessary information, the router will let you select the IP address type, most users are using carriers automatically assigned IP address, then we finish the configuration.

So basically it’s the step by step of configuring our wireless router with 192.168.0.1 ip address,  most time our broadband router configuration wizard will automatically configure the settings, experienced users can also manually configure the broadband router according to their needs, we recommend you manually configure the broadband router according to its product manual.

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What to do if you can’t login to your wireless router with 192.168.0.1 ?

Sometimes while we enter 192.168.0.1 at the browser address bar, the browser doesn’t show the management page, or it shows the login page, but after we input the username and password, the browser doesn’t bring us to the inner pages. It means we can’t connect to our wireless router or login to it, why does this happen and how to troubleshoot the problem?

1. Check connections between terminal computers and router
First check whether your computer is connected with your router by net cable or wireless signal. It’s pretty easy to check the cable way, just take a look at your router’s ports to see whether the small lights is blinking, and then check whether your computer’s cable port is blinking too. If the light isn’t blinking, it means your cable isn’t plugged rightly or your cable is broken, double check your cable and plug it into both ports again to see whether the network is working OK.

If you are using a wireless router, first you need to check whether your router is broken or not powered on, sometimes the router’s antenna will cause problems too, erect the antenna will make the wireless signal more strong.

2. Check your computer’s IP address
In normal situations, if the router is working smoothly, your computer will get an IP address assigned by it. But if you have assigned an IP address to the computer by yourself and the IP isn’t in the router’s local area network, then you will fail to connect to it.

How to set your computer’s IP address correctly?

No matter whether you are using a PC or MAC, try to configure the network as ‘Obtain an IP address automatically’. In Windows system, find ‘Local Area Connection’, right click ‘Internet Protocol(TCP/IP), click properties, choose ‘Obtain an IP address automatically’, then your computer will try to get an IP address within your router’s network, such as 192.168.0.2.

If you are using a MAC, it’s similar as above steps to configure your network, just don’t set the IP by yourself.
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3. Check your router’s login address 192.168.0.1
Usually router companies have pre-configured their router’s default gateway IP address as 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1, but there are always some exceptions, for example, 2Wire router’s default IP address is 192.168.1.254. Don’t worry, check your router’s brand, if it’s Linksys or Netgear or some very popular router brand, it’s always 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1.

You can also look at the back of your router to check whether there’s a label marking the gateway IP address.

4. Change your computer or browser
Sometimes your computer or browser causes the problem stop working smoothly, they failed opening any web pages even if your network is ok. There’s always some alternative browsers like Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari, Opera, try a different browser to login your router. If none of them works, then try another computer or mobile phone, the steps are same as above ones.

5. Forgot router’s password
If your browser shows router’s login page but you’ve forgotten the username and password, don’t worry, there are always some ways to fix it, and it means your router is working ok. Look at the label at the back of your router, it marks your router’s username and password, if there’s no label, try to Google the router’s default username and password with the exact brand name and model number.

6. Reset your router
Resetting your router not only changes the username and password back to default ones, but it also changes the router’s status back to normal if it has been working for a long time. Sometimes router’s long time working might cause software error, it will lose packages and stability. So restart or reset your router is a good way to recover it.

It’s very simple to do it, find the reset hole, it’s always near the power port, use a pen or needle to stick to the hole for 5 to 8 seconds, if the small light of your router is blinking, it means the status have been reset. And please remember to power the router on before doing the reset step.

The above steps will solve your problem of can’t logging in to your router, whatever it’s router’s problem or network problem. If you have any further questions, feel free to comment it.

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