The web interface allows you to access the operating system of your router, to configure it and to debug certain problems in a simple and convenient way. You’ll need to open your standard browser on your desktop, laptop or mobile device, type or copy-paste the LAN (also referred to as internal or private) IP address of your router, and enter the administrative console with the login and password set by the manufacturer, ISP, network administrator or yourself. Your computer should be connected to the router with an Ethernet cable or via wireless access (in this case make sure it is connected to the Wi-Fi network operated by the router).

For D-Link, Netgear and a few other routers the LAN IP set at the factory will be, so when you type (no spaces) or, or

dlinkrouter.local (for a D-Link device)

You’ll normally be redirected to the login window.

If none of this works while your computer is connected to the router via cable or Wi-Fi, and the router is plugged in and switched on, you need to look up your router’s IP manually. Try the following:

1. For a new router: the IP information is on the sticker

Most manufacturers attach a sticker with the factory settings of the router to the bottom of every device. The internal IP address will be a binary number, usually one of the following: 192.168.l.254, 192.168.l.l,

2. Find out your router’s IP

    • Windows: enter command prompt mode (Start>Search>cmd): the ipconfig utility will return a string with your router’s current internal IP when you type ipconfig | findstr /i "Gateway"
    • MacOS: look up and run Terminal.app, type netstat -nr | grep default
    • Linux: run Terminal, type ip route | grep default
    • iOS: run the Settings app, open the Wi-Fi section, the first line on your ‘Choose a network’ list will refer to your active LAN connection and will show your router IP as ‘IP address’ (you’ll need to check the DHCP and Static tabs)
    • Android: in Google Play find and download any third-party application collecting and showing LAN details — the router’s IP will be the binary number in the line named ‘Router’, ‘Gateway’ or ‘Default Gateway’