Default router password

Any router is configured via its web interface located at or (for Xiaomi routers: But when logging into this page you will also need to enter your login and password - this is an additional protection against unauthorized access. And what is the default router password and what can be done if it is not suitable?

Standard login/password mapping for routers from different manufacturers

The standard router passwords of most network equipment manufacturers are similar:
  • Asus: admin/admin;
  • Netgear: empty field/1234;
  • D-Link: admin/blank field;
  • TP-Link: admin/admin;
  • ZTE: admin/admin;
  • MikroTik: blank/blank field (after the first login, there is necessarily a request to set login and password for logging into the web interface);
  • Huawei: root/admin;
  • Zyxel: admin/1234;
  • Alcatel: blank field/admin;
  • Keenetic: admin/1234;
  • Samsung: admin/11111111 or admin/4321;
  • Netis: admin/admin;
  • Linksys: admin/admin;
  • Xiaomi: admin/admin.
The exact data to log in to the web-interface is necessarily specified on the label of the router.

For the popular custom (unofficial) firmware ties are as follows:
  • Padavan (Linaro): admin/admin;
  • OpenWRT: admin/admin.
Some routers have the additional protection against bruteforcing, so after 3 - 5 unsuccessful attempts to access the web-interface, the login to it is blocked for 5 - 10 minutes.

If the username and password do not match

If the user forgot the router password and it was changed earlier, it is recommended to perform Router settings reset to factory defaults. This is done by pressing the "Reset" or "Power" button (if there is no "Reset" button) for 5 - 10 seconds with the router turned on. In Huawei routers to reset you need to press for 10 seconds the "WPS" button (first, the WPS indicator lights up, then - the gadget restarts). In this case the router will reboot with the data on the internal storage being completely erased (only the MAC-address is saved). And then you only have to enter the web-interface via WiFi or LAN-connection.

How to find out the IP address of the web interface

If the user has previously changed the IP address of the router's web interface, it can be found out as follows:
  • connect the router with a LAN cable to a PC or laptop;
  • in Windows network adapter settings select "DHCP" (select LAN adapter);
  • open "Hardware Properties" in Windows Settings (select LAN adapter);
  • under "DNS server IPv4" the local IP of the router, by which you can access the web interface.
All in all, the easiest way to know the router's password is to look at the label on the router. It lists both the router's default local IP and its username/password mapping. This information is also duplicated in the router's manual. In other cases - you can pick up the login/password from the standard ones, for which you only need to know the manufacturer of the network equipment.

Буздалов Максим Викторович
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- PhD in Technology, Associate Professor of "Computer Technologies" department, expert in the field of computer networks, more than 12 years of experience.
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