Xiaomi was founded in the year 2010. It was founded by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun. Xiaomi is a Chinese company that deals in hardware, software and internet-related technologies and services. Xiaomi has spread its user in more than 30 countries and regions and is a household name today. In this article, we will be looking at one such product and service provided by the Xiaomi brand which is sometimes also called MI. We will be looking at the MI routers, at the various steps through which its users can do a Xiaomi router login and make amendments and customise the settings as per their wish.
The things that you will require for MI router login are an internet connecting device, a stable internet connection (most preferably through your MI router only), the IP address of your router, and the username and password of your router.
How to Get IP Address Of MI Router?
To get the IP address of your router, go through the instruction manual provided along with the router, the IP address of the device (in this case the router) will be mentioned in the manual. But in most cases, people tend to misplace the manual or are too lazy to go through the whole manual line by line. In such cases, you can either go for one of these options: either search for the IP address by the ipconfig method or by using the default IP address which a major portion of MI users claims to work in the case of their router.
The most widely used default MI router login IP address is 192.168.31.1
The other method to find the IP address of the router is through the “ipconfig” command. For this, you need a Windows device and you should be connected to the internet via your Ethernet cable, through one of the ports. Then you need to use the “ipconfig” command.
Step 1: Open your windows device and on the homepage press the Windows button along with the “R” key on your windows device.
Step 2: This will send a command to your device and a prompt will appear on the screen. In that prompt screen type “cmd” into the input.
Step 3: This will initiate another prompt which will appear as soon as you enter the “cmd” command. The prompt will be in the form of a code/ programming you need to either type “ipconfig” or “find/ i “Gateway” on the screen and then hit the enter key.
Step 4: You will find a series of details. The series of numbers mentioned against the “Default Gateway” is the IP address of your router device. In windows, the IP address is referred to as the Default Gateway
If your device is among the list provided below, you can directly use the IP address 192.168.31.1
- MiWiFi 3
- MiWiFi HD
- MiWiFi (R1D)
- MiWiFi (R2D)
- MiWiFi R3
Now that you have the IP address of your MI router you can now proceed with the process of MI router login.
Bring your internet connecting device and connect it with the Ethernet cable of your router to have a stable connection. Sometimes there is a chance of suddenly losing the convention while using the Wireless network. If it happens you may lose the changes made if you have not yet saved the changes and you have to labour again and no one would like to do it all over again.
Launch the browser. Choose from any of the browsers, there is no hard and fast rule regarding the browser to be used ( Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox.)
In the search bar type the IP address http://192.168.31.1 and hit enter.
You will be directly redirected to the MI router login page of the web-based user interface.
On that page, you will see two empty spaces provided next to username and password. There you need to input the username and password of your MI WIFI login .
As soon as you fill in the username and password correctly and press the login. You will see homepage of your MI WIFI router login .
You will see all the settings as well as all the details of your router connection, you can now make any customisations as you please.
What Are My Username and Password?
You can find the default username and password both in the manual as well as on the router box. Check the back of the router and the base of the router you will find it written on the router or else pasted on the router.
You can even try to log in using the commonly used default username and password for the MI router login:
The commonly used username and password is (blank) and admin respectively. Try logging in by typing (blank) in the box provided next to username and admin to the next password.
If you are unable to do the MIWIFI login using the default username and password, then the password might have been changed. And now you have to give the new password only then you will be able to log in. If you don’t remember making this change or have forgotten the password then in order to login you have to reset the whole router. But make sure you have enough knowledge in this regard or seek the help of an expert while resetting because this will reset the complete router settings and not just the password.
To reset the router search for a small hole like thing on the router, bring a toothpick or a pen or the sim ejector pin to insert into the hole. Press and hold for 25 to 30 seconds to reset the router. Once the router is reset you can login using the default username and password.
The “MI” stands for Mobile Internet and can also be signifying ” Mission Impossible” because during its initial days it faced tough challenges and now where it stands, is almost impossible to imagine at that time.
You can always find me with a cup of coffee Googling anything and everything related to the networking. Refer to our detailed How-To Guides on wifi routers and never face any issue with router again!