Default Router Login Details Guide USA (Major American ISPs Covered)


It’s a very common request for internet users worldwide to need to know the default credentials to login into their router settings/admin page.

In this guide, we’re going to be more specific and cover just the major American ISPs, listing in turn all the default router login IPs, usernames and passwords for all the major internet providers that most people in the country will have heard of:

  • Comcast/Xfinity
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • Spectrum
  • Cox Communications
  • CenturyLink
  • RCN Internet
  • Mediacom
  • Frontier Internet
  • Suddenlink Internet
  • WideOpenWest (WOW!)
  • HughesNet
  • Viasat Internet

As a general rule, 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1 or 10.0.0.1 are the most commonly used default router IP addresses, with “admin” being a common username and “password” being a common password. However, this varies a lot and the exact login details can be found on a sticker on the back of your router.

Therefore, we’ll first detail how to find and use the details on the sticker on your router, and then run through the main North American internet providers one by one, listing their default router login details, plus some other common default login credentials you can try if you don’t have access to your router right away. We’ll also cover what to do if these details have been changed.

Finding Login Details On Your Router

The easiest way to find the default login details on your router if you’ve got access to it is just to look on it to find a sticker.

All routers have the default login credentials listed on the device itself somewhere, something like this:

The router login IP, admin/username and password should be listed. Just type the login IP into any browser address bar of any connected device and then enter the admin/username and password.

As long as they haven’t been changed, this should log you into the router settings. If the default details don’t work because they’ve been changed, see the section further below for advice.

For those that don’t have access to the router to check the sticker, we’ll now run through all the major American ISPs, listing the default login details you can use to access the router settings.

Default Router Login Details For Comcast/Xfinity

The default router login IP for Comcast/Xfinity routers is 10.0.0.1, the username is “admin” and the password “password”. Alternatively, the username may be “XFSET” and the password “become”. Type the login IP into any browser address bar of a connected device, and then the username/password.

In very rare cases, for older routers, the username may be “cusadmin” and the password “highspeed“, but this is much less common now. In any event, the default login details can always be found on a sticker on the back of Comcast/Xfinity routers.

See here for an illustrated guide on logging into Comcast/Xfinity routers.

Default Router Login Details For Verizon

The login IP for Verizon routers tends to be 192.168.1.1, and on Fios packages, the username is generally “admin”, and the password “password1”. On DSL packages, the password is often “password” instead. Type the login IP into any browser address bar, and then the username/password.

Check the sticker on the back of your router if these details don’t work, or factory reset if they’ve been changed – see the section at the bottom for more on this. On very rare occasions, the password can also be the unique serial number printed on the router itself.

Default Router Login Details For AT&T

The default login IP of AT&T routers is 192.168.1.254, and the username is “admin” and the password field is often left blank, or else varies and can be found on the back of the router itself.

However, there are several different types of AT&T router, so we’ll cover the main models, including the now discontinued U-Verse router:

  • AT&T Home Base – Login IP 192.168.0.1, no username required and password “attadmin”
  • U-Verse router – Login IP 192.168.1.254, username “admin” or “Admin”

Type the login IP (try a few if one doesn’t work) into any browser address bar of any device connected to the router, and then the username and password (if required). Sometimes the password isn’t required.

Default Router Login Details For Spectrum

As a general rule, the login IP for Spectrum Gateway routers is 192.168.1.1, and both the username and password are “admin”. Type the login IP into any browser address bar of any device connected to the router, and then enter the username/password.

Check the sticker on the back of the router itself for these details, or factory reset your router if they’ve been changed and you want to revert them to these defaults to gain access.

Default Router Login Details For Cox Communications

As a general rule, the login IP for Cox routers is 192.168.0.1, and the username is “admin” or “Admin” and the password is “password”. Alternatively, the login IP can be 192.168.1.1, 192.168.0.254 or 192.168.1.254.

Typing the correct login IP into any browser address bar of any connected device, plus the username/password, will log you into the router settings.

Default Router Login Details For CenturyLink

The router login IP for CenturyLink routers is either 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.2.1. Type this into any browser address bar of any connected device, and then the username is either left blank or “admin”, and the password is either “password” or “1234”.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a one size fits all answer for CenturyLink routers, as they do use different brands and models of routers.

Here are some common combinations for the username/password:

  • Login IP 192.168.2.1, username left blank; password “1234”
  • Login IP 192.168.0.1, username “admin”; password “password”
  • Login IP 192.168.0.1, username and password both “admin”
  • Sometimes the password might be unique and found on the sticker on the back of the router.

See here for an illustrated guide from CenturyLink on logging into their routers.

Default Router Login Details For RCN Internet

As a general rule, the login IP on most RCN routers is either 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1, and the username is “admin” or “cusadmin” and the password “password”. These details can be found on a sticker on the back of your router.

Because RCN use a lot of different brands and models or routers, the login credentials do vary depending on the router they’ve given you.

Here are some general rules for the main routers RCN use:

  • Acher routers – login IP 192.168.0.1, username and password both “admin”
  • Arris routers – login IP 192.168.0.1, username “admin” and password “password”
  • Hitron routers – login IP 192.168.0.1, username “cusadmin” and password “password”
  • Linksys routers – login IP 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1, username and password both “admin”
  • Calix/Asus routers – login IP 192.168.1.1, username and password printed on router
  • Motorola routers – login IP 192.168.1.1, username “admin”, password “motorola”
  • Ubee All-in-One – login IP 192.168.0.1, username and password both “user”
  • Ubee 1301 router – login IP 192.168.100.1, username and password printed on router.
  • eero routers – can only use the app to access settings.

See here for a detailed guide from RCN on all the login credentials of all the routers they use. Our default router login guide for major brands might also help.

Default Router Login Details For Mediacom

The login IP of Mediacom routers is 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1, or type http://homewifi.mediacomcable.com into any browser address bar. The default username and password are both “admin”. Your username can also be your email address, and the password can also be the modem/router’s MAC address printed on the label.

If you’re having any trouble logging into Mediacom routers, firstly check the sticker on the router to see if the default login credentials are any different, or see the section below on factory resetting your router to revert all login details to default if they’ve been changed.

See here for an illustrated guide for logging into Mediacom router settings.

Default Router Login Details For Frontier Internet

As a general rule, the login IP for Frontier routers is 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.254.254, and the username and password are both “admin”, or the password is “password” or password1″ instead or printed on the router label.

However, Frontier are another ISP who use a wide range of different routers, so login credentials can vary. You are best off checking the sticker on the router itself if you can.

Here is a list of Frontier Internet routers, with login details for each:

  • Actiontec F2250 – login IP 192.168.0.1, username and password both “admin”
  • Actiontec GT784WNV – login IP 192.168.1.1, username “admin”, password “password”
  • Actiontec WR424 – login IP 192.168.1.1, username “admin”, password “password” or “password1”
  • Arris NVG589 – login IP 192.168.1.254, username and password on sticker.
  • All other Arris routers – login IP 192.168.254.254, username and password on sticker.
  • D-Link DSL 2750B -login IP 192.168.1.1, username “admin”, password on sticker
  • Greenwave G1100 – login IP 192.168.1.1, username “admin”, password on sticker
  • Netgear D2200D – login IP 192.168.254.254, username and password both “admin”
  • Netgear 7550 – login IP 192.168.254.254, username and password on sticker.
  • Pace routers – login IP 192.168.1.254, username “admin”, password on sticker.

Type the correct login IP into any browser address bar of any device that’s connected to the router, and then the correct username and password, to connect to the router’s settings.

See here for a guide on logging into, and changing, settings on a Frontier router.

Default Router Login Details For Suddenlink Internet

As a general rule, the login IP on Suddenlink routers is 192.168.0.1, and the username is “cusadmin” and the password is “password”. Alternatively, on some routers, the username may be “mso” and the password “suddenlink”.

Type the login IP into any browser address bar of any device that’s connected to your router, and then enter the username and password. Check the sticker on the router itself if you are having difficulties, or check out the factory reset section below if the details have been changed and need resetting.

See also here for Suddenlink’s router user manual.

Default Router Login Details For WideOpenWest (WOW!)

As a general rule, the login IP for WOW routers is either 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.100.1, and the username is “admin” and the password “password” for Arris routers, but they can be left blank depending on Technicolor routers.

WOW! Internet are another ISP who use different router models, so here are the details broken down:

  • Technicolor modems – login IP 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.100.1, leave username and password blank.
  • Arris TG2472 modem – login IP 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.100.1, username “admin” and password “password”
  • Arris TG3452 modem – login IP 192.168.0.1, username and password not required or follow steps.

Type in the correct login IP into the address bar of any browser on any device that’s connected to the router, and then the username and password, if required (leave blank if not).

Check the sticker on the back of the router if you are still stuck, or check our section on factory resetting the router to default to reset login details if needed.

See here for WOW’s own guide on logging into their routers.

Default Router Login Details For HughesNet

As a general rule, the login IP for HughesNet routers is 192.168.0.1 or 10.0.0.1, and the default password is “admin” as long as it hasn’t been changed. Type the login IP into the browser address bar of any connected device, and then the password.

Alternatively, the username (if required – usually isn’t), and password will be printed on a sticker on the router itself.

See here for HughesNet’s own guide for logging into their routers to change settings, plus their router user manual here.

Default Router Login Details For Viasat Internet

Viasat use two main modems, so here are the login details for each:

  • Wi-Fi Modem (SB2+) – login IP 192.168.1.1:8080, username and password both “admin”
  • Viasat Wi-Fi Gateway – login IP 192.168.100.1, username “admin”, password printed on router.

Check the sticker on the modem/router itself if you are having difficulties, or do a factory reset to revert all details to default if they’ve been changed (see section below).

See here for Viasat’s own guide on accessing router settings.

Some Common Default Router Login Details

If you cannot get immediate access to the router to check the sticker or card, then you can always just try guessing the default login details by using the most common examples. Many times, you can find the login details by trial and error.

Let’s list some common values you can try:

  • Router login IP – Common router login IPs in the USA specifically –  192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 or 10.0.0.1 or 192.168.1.254.
  • In the English speaking western world, the default router login can also be 192.168.254.254 or 10.0.0.138 . More rarely, it may be 192.168.1.2, 192.168.2.1 or some close variant. Try typing in these IP addresses into the browser address bar of any device currently connected to the router. If a pair of admin/password boxes pop up, you know that this at least is right.
  • See Option #2 of this guide for how to find your router login IP on a computer itself if none of these options seem to be working.
  • Username/Admin – The default router admin is often just admin or administrator
  • Password – The default router password can sometimes be just password or password1, but is often something else nowadays for security reasons, like the router serial number. This can often be the sticking point – you can guess the router login IP and admin, but can’t guess the password. But admin and password (small case) can sometimes work.
  • Sometimes the admin and password are BOTH ‘admin’ (common) or BOTH ‘password’ (less common), so you can try this as well.

See our full article on finding default router login credentials for more advanced steps on finding your login details.

What If The Login Credentials Have Been Changed?

If you need access to the router settings, but someone has changed the login credentials away from the defaults, and they won’t give them to you, then one way to restore all login details to default is to do a full factory reset of your router.

This will restore all router login and Wi-Fi network passwords to the defaults indicated on the sticker on the back, and allow you to gain access again.

The exact process of doing this can differ between different routers, but here is a general process:

Most commonly, the router’s got a simple reset button somewhere prominent, and also a reset/factory reset hole somewhere else. The reset button quickly resets the router (won’t reset any usernames/passwords). The reset hole is what you push a pin into for 10-20 seconds for the full reset (will reset all details to default).

It often looks something like this:

 

 

Sometimes it will be labelled “factory reset” to make it clearer. Just push a pen, safety pin or other suitable object into it for up to 20 seconds. This should initiate a full factory reboot, that can take up to 5 minutes.

More rarely, on some routers there isn’t a reset hole, but simply a reset button sticking out that you press quickly for quick resets and press and hold for 20 seconds for a full reset.

This will wipe all custom settings on the router, and restore all usernames and passwords (both for Wi-Fi access and router login) to the defaults indicated on the back, so you can use them again. Be aware that it will also wipe any custom settings you’ve configured in the router settings (such as DNS, DMZ, QoS, Static IP etc) and revert them to default as well.

See our full article on resetting router usernames and passwords if you need more help with this.

See also links to guides on how to factory reset routers for all the American ISPs listed in this article, for more specific steps:

Oliver

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