Do you own a router? Don’t you own a router? Either way, you may want to know what 192.168.8.1 is. Although obviously if you own a router you’re more likely to use or want to login 192.168.8.1. Am I being too vague? Well worry not, I’ll answer all of your queries regarding 192.168.8.1 throughout this guide.
The primary questions being answered today are:
- What is 192.168.8.1?
- Why to use 192.168.8.1?
- How to login 192.168.8.1?
- What is the default username and password for 192.168.8.1?
- How to Reset 192.168.8.1 to default Credentials?
- Which routers use 192.168.8.1?
What is 192.168.8.1?
A private IP address which redirects users to a router’s configurations page is what 192.168.8.1 is. It is like a website URL for a very specific purpose.
Even though it differs for each router based on its brand (and sometimes model), every router is bound to have a similar IP address for its configuration page (or as sometimes called, the admin-panel).
Why to Use 192.168.8.1?
As mentioned above, its used to access a router’s web configuration page/admin panel. The admin panel is basically a website which lets you make various changes to your router.
The most basic settings include changing/editing your WiFi credentials, blocking websites, changing the login credentials for the router admin panel and so on.
Although it’s basically the “Settings” menu for the router and more advanced users can find many other setting options there which can be changed.
How to Login 192.168.8.1?
The login process consists of exactly two steps, accessing the admin panel using the IP Address, and then entering the login details.
(What login details? Scroll down for the default username and password you can use to login. Or, we’ve also shared how to hack your router to accept the default username and password in case it was changed).
The first step is to copy the IP Address provided above and paste it onto your browser’s URL bar, just like what you do when accessing a website.
This will take you to the router’s login page, which has placeholders for username and password. Simply enter the login credentials and you should be in.
What is the default username and password for 192.168.8.1?
I mentioned above about you needing login credentials in order to login to the router’s web admin-panel, and also that you’ll need a username and a password to do so, right?
Well the default username and password are the credentials set by the company before shipping off your product for your router.
The same credentials are used for every router of the same brand and model, and in most cases for almost all the router’s out there (with exceptions).
This is why it’s of utmost importance that you change your default username and password.
Anyway, the default credentials which work with 192.168.8.1 are:
- Username: admin
- Password: admin
You may also try leaving the “Username” field blank, and entering “admin” in the password field. If that doesn’t work either, try the same with “password” in the Password field.
How to Reset 192.168.8.1 to default Credentials?
Resetting means taking the router back to the settings which it came with when first received. Primarily it may help you:
- When your default login password isn’t working because you or someone else changed it.
- When you don’t remember your login password.
- When the IP address isn’t working even when it is the correct IP for the router.
- Any other WiFi or router related problems.
Because the default IP address and login credentials are public knowledge, anyone can access the settings and change them either for illicit purposes, or just to annoy you.
When you reset the router, the following settings/values are changed:
- Default login credentials.
- Firewall settings
- WiFi username and password.
Resetting the Router:
Step #1-> At the back of the router (regardless of its model) you’ll find a “Reset” button. (Either a hole, or an actual button. If it’s a hole, use a PIN to press it).
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Step #2-> Power the router on and Hold the button for 30 seconds .
Step #3 -> Keep holding the reset button, but turn the power off. Keep it held for 30 seconds.
Step #4 – > While still holding the button, turn the power finally back on.
Done. Your router should be reset. You can now use all the default credentials on the router.
Which Routers use 192.168.8.1 IP Address?
As I said earlier, these IP addresses are brand-specific, so you may have doubts as to if this IP address goes for your router or doesn’t.
This specific IP Address is used for more than one brand of routers, although the most common routers are:
- and Huawei
I conclude this piece hoping I was able to solve atleast some of your queries related to the IP Address? In a nutshell, it’s just the website address which lets you access the router’s admin-panel.
If and when the IP address or login credentials don’t work, make sure it really is the IP address compatible with your router and the login credentials are correct.
Or you can always go for the Hard-reset described above which should solve most of the router related problems although refrain using it as long as possible.