Here's the scenario: you are trying to fix a relative's network issues and you need to access their router's browser interface. We've all been there, fruitlessly pecking in combinations of 192.168.x.x. Unless you have every default router address tattooed on your forearm, you'll eventually encounter one that stumps you.

When that happens, you can typically find the information with a simple command on Windows. Open the command prompt (Start > Run/Search for cmd) and then enter ipconfig. The address you need should be next to Default Gateway under your Local Area Connection, and it will often begin with 192.168.

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If for some reason you can't retrieve the router's IP address using that method, we've compiled a brief list of popular router brands and their common default addresses. The list includes most router manufacturers with more than a dozen or so models, particularly if they deviate from the standard 192.168.1.1 address.

Router Brand Common Default IP Addresses
2Wire 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.1.254
10.0.0.138
3Com 192.168.1.1
192.168.1.10.1
Actiontec 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.2.1
192.168.254.254
Airlink 192.168.1.1
192.168.2.1
Airlive 192.168.2.1
Airties 192.168.2.1
Apple 10.0.1.1
Amped Wireless 192.168.3.1
Asus 192.168.1.1
192.168.2.1
10.10.1.1
Aztech 192.168.1.1
192.168.2.1
192.168.1.254
192.168.254.254
Belkin 192.168.1.1
192.168.2.1
10.0.0.2
10.1.1.1
Billion 192.168.1.254
10.0.0.2
Buffalo 192.168.1.1
192.168.11.1
Dell 192.168.1.1
Cisco 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.30
192.168.0.50
10.0.0.1
10.0.0.2
D-Link 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.0.10
192.168.0.101
192.168.0.30
192.168.0.50
192.168.1.254
192.168.15.1
192.168.254.254
10.0.0.1
10.0.0.2
10.1.1.1
10.90.90.90
Edimax 192.168.2.1
Eminent 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.8.1
Gigabyte 192.168.1.254
Hawking 192.168.1.200
192.168.1.254
Huawei 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.3.1
192.168.8.1
192.168.100.1
10.0.0.138
LevelOne 192.168.0.1
192.168.123.254
Linksys 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.1.10
192.168.1.210
192.168.1.254
192.168.1.99
192.168.15.1
192.168.16.1
192.168.2.1
Microsoft 192.168.2.1
Motorola 192.168.0.1
192.168.10.1
192.168.15.1
192.168.20.1
192.168.30.1
192.168.62.1
192.168.100.1
192.168.102.1
192.168.1.254
MSI 192.168.1.254
Netgear 192.168.0.1
192.168.0.227
NetComm 192.168.1.1
192.168.10.50
192.168.20.1
10.0.0.138
Netopia 192.168.0.1
192.168.1.254
Planet 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.1.254
Repotec 192.168.1.1
192.168.10.1
192.168.16.1
192.168.123.254
Senao 192.168.0.1
Siemens 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.1.254
192.168.2.1
192.168.254.254
10.0.0.138
10.0.0.2
Sitecom 192.168.0.1
192.168.1.254
192.168.123.254
10.0.0.1
SMC Networks 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.2.1
10.0.0.1
10.1.10.1
Sonicwall 192.168.0.3
192.168.168.168
SpeedTouch 10.0.0.138
192.168.1.254
Sweex 192.168.15.1
192.168.50.1
192.168.55.1
192.168.251.1
Tenda 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
Thomson 192.168.0.1
192.168.1.254
192.168.100.1
TP-Link 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.0.254
Trendnet 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.0.30
192.168.0.100
192.168.1.100
192.168.1.254
192.168.10.1
192.168.10.10
192.168.10.100
192.168.2.1
192.168.223.100
200.200.200.5
U.S. Robotics 192.168.1.1
192.168.2.1
192.168.123.254
Zoom 192.168.1.1
192.168.2.1
192.168.4.1
192.168.10.1
192.168.1.254
10.0.0.2
10.0.0.138
ZTE 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.100.100
192.168.1.254
192.168.2.1
192.168.2.254
Zyxel 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.2.1
192.168.4.1
192.168.10.1
192.168.1.254
192.168.254.254
10.0.0.2
10.0.0.138

If you couldn't find your router brand above, or the most common default IPs are not working for your model, we recommend you check out RouterIPAddress.com or SetupRouter.com.

Default usernames and passwords

Likewise, if you're looking for default usernames and passwords, RouterPasswords.com and PortForward.com should have you covered. Common default usernames include variations of admin (Admin, administrator, etc.), and the password is often admin, password, or simply left blank -- needless to say, it's good practice to change these during the initial setup.