Logging in into your home router requires an IP address because every router typically uses an IP address to log in. Some routers can easily be accessed using the name, all routers can be accessed through their IP address. IP addresses are typically a series of four sets of numbers separated by a dot. For example the IP address 192.168.1.99
Every device that is connected with the Internet possesses an IP address so that the internet can identify the location of the device and send the packets of information to the correct device.
There are two types of IP address, private IP address and public IP address. Public IP addresses are used by the router to send and receive data packets from the Internet, whereas private IP addresses are known only to the router and home address. All the information sent and received are via the public address of the router, the router then sends this packet of information to the devices.
How to Find your Router’s IP address?
If you want to find the IP address whether it is 192.168.1.99 of your router in Windows, you can simply use the ipconfig command. But if you are not sure what the ipconfig command means, don’t worry we have another method as well.
Go to the search bar and type “Control Panel”.
Open the control panel and then search for the option “Network and Internet.”
Click on the option.
Then click on “View network and tasks.”
Tap on the name of your network settings whose IP address you want to find.
You will see the option of “Ethernet” in blue ink. Click on the Ethernet.
Then search for the details or you can also view the properties.
All the details will be visible on your screen, your IP address will also be mentioned there.
An IP address is also called Default Gateway, so don’t get confused. Next to Default Gateway you will find a series of numbers. That is the IP address of your router.
How to Login to 192.168.1.99?
Once you have your IP address, and if it is 192.168.1.99 logging in becomes super simple.
All you have to do is bring any device which can be connected to the Internet and connect the device to a fast network, where the internet connection is stable.
Next, open a browser and on its search bar type http://192.168.1.99
When you enter the IP address and click on go, the page will be redirected to the login page of the router.
On that page, you will be asked to enter the username and password. Enter your credentials correctly and hit the login button.
You will be logged in to the homepage of the router admin page.
And you’re done logging in.
Now, you can make all the changes.
How to Login if You Forget Your Password?
Most people never change their password, but if you had changed it in the past, you need to log in to 192.168.1.99 using the new password. The new combination is saved in the router’s interface and using the old password won’t help. But if you don’t remember the password, then the only option left for you is to reset the router.
Before proceeding with this process, make sure you have a secondary internet connection as well because resetting the router will reset all its previous settings. You will have to configure it again.
To reset the router, you can either use a toothpick or the sim ejector pin. The reset button is a small hole like button on the router. Insert the toothpick in the reset button and continuously hold it for 20 to 30 seconds. The router will go off and start again. Once it starts, your router is reset.
Now you can log in to 192.168.1.99 using the default username and password.
To know the username and password, check for the base and back of the router, it is always mentioned on the router.
Enter all the details carefully that is using the default username and password and you will be able to log back in.
Troubleshooting Common Router Errors
Rebooting the router is a simple step and should be tried before looking for any other answer.
For rebooting the router, plug out all the cables and wires moving in and out of the router, Keep it for some time and then plug back it. Make sure you do not plug in different cables at different places. Make a note where do we need to plugin which cable.
Look for any loose connection and damaged cables. While plugging the cables, make sure the cables are positioned properly. You should hear a click sound to ensure they are properly plugged. Loosely plugging in may result in an interruption in the connection and you will not be able to connect to the internet.
The antenna of the router should be vertically upwards and not in any other position as this may interrupt the connection.
Overheating and overloading also causes a lot of interruption in the connection, or trouble logging into 192.168.1.99. Downloading large chunks of the file may cause overloading and the continuous use of the router for long hours may cause it to overheat. The place where the router is kept also makes a lot of difference. It should be kept in a proper aerated space where there is no issue of ventilation and the vents should not be blocked through any means. If the vents are blocked, this may cause serious damage to the router. Check the router, if it is too hot, switch it off for some time and then start it again afresh.
Popular Brand using 192.168.1.99 as their login IP address:
Linksys is the only router brand that uses 192.168.1.99 as its login IP address.
Your 192.168.1.99 IP address is the gateway to your network, so once you log in using your default username and password, you should better change it to a personal password that cannot be easily guessed by anyone. Or else anyone can have access to your home network settings and can create havoc in your home router, and may even misuse it. If you continue using the default password, your security is compromised. The purpose remains the same for accessing many similar IP addresses like 192.168.10.1 and 192.168.0.101.
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