We will talk about two common issues with 192.168.1.1 admin login for Netgear, Linksys or other branded router.
- When you try to login to your router via 192.168.1.1 (or typo 192.168.l.l), you get a connection timed out or can’t reach page error.
- You can see the router login interface, but you are unable to login to it due to incorrect admin username password.
So, here’s what you can try to do to resolve the error.
192.168.1.1 admin login router timed out error
In most cases, when your browser shows connection timed out when you try to visit to the gateway IP address of a Netgear, Linksys or other branded router, it probably means that the IP simply doesn’t exist. You may have a different gateway, for example, 192.168.0.1, 10.0.0.1, 10.1.10.1, 192.168.l.254, 192.168.10.1, 192.168.l.l or any other IP if your gateway was manually configured before.
The point is, you should find out what your router default gateway IP actually is and login to the correct gateway. Here’s how to find out your default gateway IP of your network.
The command prompt way
On your Windows 10 or older version Windows PC, search for CMD or command prompt from the start menu. Run it as administrator. In the Command Prompt session, enter the following command.
Look for your primary Ethernet or WiFi adapter of which you are currently using to connect to the router. The Default Gateway option will show your router’s default gateway IP address.
If you see a different IP than 192.168.1.1, it makes all sense that you’ve been seeing timed out or keep loading error because you’ve been entering the wrong IP. Use the correct gateway IP this time and you should see the router’s admin login form.
The network adapter status way
The other way to view the default gateway IP of your router is by going to the network adapters window. To do this, follow the steps below.
- First, click on the network icon from your Windows 10 taskbar, then select Open Network & Internet Settings.
- Under Change your network settings, click on Change adapter options.
- Right-click on your primary network adapter which you are using to connect to your router, and then select Status.
- In the network connection window, click on Details. The IPv4 Default Gateway property will show your router’s default gateway IP.
Reboot your router and retry 192.168.l.l login
Sometimes router can get too busy when it receives too many requests. When this happens, 192.168.1.1 will become not responding, slow and unreachable. Try to reboot your router if you are allowed to do so, and see if it fixes the issue.
Also, make sure that you are entering the correct numeric digit for 192.168.1.1 and not some typos like 192.168.l.l which may look the same but entirely different IP address.
192.168.1.1 admin login default password not working
If you can’t login to the admin account of your 192.168.1.1 Netgear, Linksys or other router due to incorrect username or password entered, you can try with the default username password for your router.
You can find your router’s default login info by going to
this page (website down). Select your router manufacturer and click on Find password button. It should then show the default admin username and password for that particular router.
This will only work provided you’ve never change the router’s password before. If you have done so, there is no way I can tell what your password is. However, you can try to factory reset your router so that the login info can be reset to default (do this at your own risk).
Additionally, your router may have a different admin username and password than the default if your router is supplied by your ISP specifically. In that case, your best chance is to contact your ISP to find out the login credentials to the router.
Try to clear your browser’s cache for 192.168.1.1
If your browser shows database 500 error or other errors right after you’ve entered your admin username password, it may be due to your browser was loading an old cache instead of actually requesting login from your router. This is especially common in Netgear and Linksys routers.
Try to clear your browser’s cache, or use a different browser to login to 192.168.l.l admin interface again.
Reset router – 192.168.1.1 admin login
If you have truly forgotten your router’s login password, the only way is to factory reset your router. Then, use the default admin password you find from the website mentioned above to login to your 192.168.1.1 router.
By resetting a router, it means that the router will lose all its settings and turn default as if it’s brand new. Please do this only if you know what you’re doing. If done incorrectly, you may lose configurations such as settings needed to connect to your ISP and your WiFi settings. You need to know how to reconfigure these settings before trying to reset your router. Please do this at your own risk. We obviously will not be held responsible for any damage or loss caused by this action.
If you have decided to do so, you can reset your router by pressing the reset button usually located behind the router for 20 seconds. Then, retry logging into 192.168.1.1. If it shows error, the default gateway IP may have been changed by the reset. Find out the default gateway by following the method above.