It’s very common 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 Australian 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:
- Vodafone Australia
- Aussie Broadband
As a general rule, 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1 or 10.1.1.1 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 Australian 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 Australian ISPs, listing the default login details you can use to access the router settings.
Router Login Details For Telstra
Telstra home internet router login details do vary according to your plan and the type of modem/router you have. There should be a sticker on the back of most models with the login credentials.
Here is a summary of the different Telstra router logins:
- For nbn/ADSL/Velocity/Cable with Adapter modems – login IP is 10.0.0.138 or http://telstra.gateway/
- For Cable without Adapter modems – login IP is 22.214.171.124 or http://telstra.gateway/
- For all Telstra Gateway Frontier/Smart Modem models – type in 192.168.0.1 or http://mygateway/
Type the correct login IP address into any browser address bar of any device connected to your router by cable or Wi-Fi. This should then take you into the router settings.
See here for Telstra’s own guide on finding their router login details.
Router Login Details For Optus
As a general rule, Optus routers have a login IP of 192.168.0.1, and if a username/password is required, it will be on a sticker on the router itself. The username is commonly “optus” and the password is often “password” but can differ and is displayed on the router. Be sure to type in the password exactly as displayed, case sensitive.
If you can’t find a sticker on your Optus router, or the default details don’t work, see the section further below on factory resetting your router to return all the login details to default.
Alternatively, If you have their AC800S Router, here is a quick-step guide to log into the router to change settings:
- Open any web browser and type in http://Optus.AC800S
- In the sign in box, type your router’s password (default is “password”)
- Click Sign In
- Click Enter PIN
- Enter the correct SIM PIN (default is 0000)
- Click Submit
You should now be logged into your AC800S router interface to change settings. See here for a guide on this from Optus.
Router Login Details For TPG Internet
The most common login IP for TP Link and Huawei routers supplied by TPG is 192.168.1.1 and the username and password are commonly both “admin”. If these don’t work, check the sticker on the router itself for the login credentials, or perform a factory reset to restore default login credentials.
Router Login Details For iiNet
iiNet use quite a few different router-modems, so usernames and passwords do differ. Here is a summary answer:
For iiNet routers, your login IP is likely to be 10.1.1.1, 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1. The username is often “admin” and the password “password”, but sometimes both are “admin”
For more completeness, here they are in list form for each main router model they use:
- TG-1 Broadband Gateway – login is 10.1.1.1, username and password both “admin”
- TG-789 Broadband Gateway – login is 10.1.1.1, username “admin”, password printed on router sticker.
- TP Link VR1600-v Router – login is 192.168.1.1, username and password both “admin”
- Smart Modem Gateway (VX-420-G2H) – login is 192.168.1.1, password is “admin”
- Cable Gateway Pro (CG2200) – login is 192.168.0.1, username is “admin” and password is “password”
- Cable Gateway Pro (EPC3940L) – login is 192.168.0.1, username is “admin” and password is “password”
- TP Link TD-W9970 router – login is 192.168.1.1, username and password are both “admin”
- Huawei HG532d/HG658 (VDSL) – login is 192.168.1.1, username and password are both “admin”
- Budii/Budii Lite routers – login is 10.1.1.1, default password is “admin”
- BoB2/BoB Lite routers – default login is 10.1.1.1, default password is “admin”
See here for iiNet’s own router login guide for each of their models. If the details don’t work then see the sections further below on factory resetting your router.
Router Login Details For Vodafone Australia
For Vodafone AU routers, type 192.168.1.1 into any browser address bar of any connected device, and this should take you straight into the router settings. Sometimes you need to click Login, but there is usually no username or password required.
See here for Vodafone’s own page on accessing router settings. In case a username and password is required, they will be printed on a sticker somewhere on the router.
Router Login Details For Dodo
For the Dodo Huawei HG659 routers, the default login is 192.168.1.1, the username is “user” and the password is “HuaweiUser”. Type the default login IP into any browser, and then the username/password.
See here for a quick guide on the Huawei routers used by Dodo.
Router Login Details For Belong
For Belong routers, the standard login IP is 10.0.0.138. Type this into any browser of any connected device, and the the username is “admin” and the password is “Belong” (large b).
See here for Belong’s own guide to accessing router settings.
Router Login Details For Aussie Broadband
Aussie Broadband routers do not have usernames or passwords. If you are using your own router with their service, then you will need to type the IP their IP address (commonly 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1), plus the username and password printed on the back, to login to the settings.
See here for Aussie Broadband’s own guide for customer using a BYO (Bring Your Own) router from another provider.
Router Login Details For Exetel
For the ZTE H268A modems used by Exetel, type the default login URL or 192.168.20.1 into any browser address bar of any connected device. The username and password are both “admin”.
For older ADSL packages from Exetel, then every single customer router username and password is different, and in created using the general formula of: Username – your ten digit telephone [email protected](STATE).exetel.com.au; Password – a randomly generated password that was sent to you or your ten digit telephone number followed by the first two letters of your street name in upper case.
This is quite a complex system compared to other ISPs; see here for guide for logging into ZTE routers (easier), and see here for the more complex ten digit formula for older packages that will vary for every single customer.
Router Login Details For SpinTel
For SpinTel routers, the default login is 192.168.20.1, and both the username and password are “admin”. Type the login IP into any browser address bar of any connected device, and then the username/password.
See here for an illustrated guide from SpinTel on logging into their routers and configuring 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 Australia specifically – 10.1.1.1, 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.20.1
- In the English speaking western world, the default router login can also be 10.0.0.138 192.168.1.254. More rarely, it may be 192.168.1.2, 192.168.2.1 or 10.0.0.1 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 Australian ISPs listed in this article, for more specific steps:
- Factory resetting Telstra routers
- Factory resetting Optus routers
- Factory resetting TPG routers – no direct info available – follow the general process or contact support.
- Factory resetting iiNet routers
- Factory resetting Vodafone AU routers
- Factory resetting Dodo routers – follow general process or contact support
- Factory resetting Belong routers – follow general process or contact support.
- Factory resetting Aussie Broadband routers – follow general process or contact support
- Factory resetting Exetel routers (FAQ 1, Step 3)
- Factory resetting SpinTel routers
See our full article on resetting routers for Australian ISPs for each one broken down into more detail.