Asus Routers: How To Log in and Change Your IP Address
Asus routers are one of the more popular options for internet connectivity today. They are simple to use, fairly cost-efficient, and they work great! Like most routers, there are a lot of things you can customize and change to perfect your network.
When you get set up with a new Asus router, consider changing the internal IP address. The process is easier than you think and it will protect you in the long run.
What is an IP Address?
IP stands for Internet Protocol and it’s a way to identify a specific machine (like a computer) over the internet. An IP address consists of a series of numbers and periods. If you know the IP address of a machine, you can communicate with it directly over the internet.
How Does it Pertain to My Router?
Your router has two IP addresses: an internal one and an external one. Also called a local IP address, the internal address allows you to access the router control panel and make necessary changes to its configuration.
Unless you’ve already changed it, your internal IP address is set to the factory standard. For Asus routers, this is typically 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1.
Why Should I Change my Internal IP Address?
You don’t have to change it, but doing so will afford you an added level of security in case someone were to gain access to your router login information. They won’t be able to log in without knowing your IP address as well. But if your internal IP address remains the same factory standard, then it won’t be difficult for them to figure out.
How Do I Change My Internal IP Address?
To begin, we’ll go ahead and show you how to change your IP Address. But if you aren’t sure how to login or where to find your existing IP Address, we have sections below this to walk you through those steps.
The process for changing your Asus router IP address may differ somewhat depending on the type of Asus router you have. However, it should be largely similar.
- Log in to your router on your computer.
- Click LAN in the sidebar.
- Click LAN IP near the top of the page.
- Activate the box labeled IP Address with your cursor.
- Enter the new number.
- Click Apply.
But, How Do I Log In To My Asus Router?
Not sure how to log in? All you’ll need is your username, password, and internal IP Address. If you haven’t changed it, then try the defaults listed in this article.
- Open your web browser.
- Type your IP address where you would normally type a web address.
- Press Enter.
- Login using your username and password.
How to Find Your IP Address
For any of the instructions above you’ll need to know your current IP address. There are several ways to find this numeric address. If you aren’t sure where to find it, keep reading. We’ve got plenty of solutions listed in this section.
Find Your IP Address on Windows or Mac
If your computer is connected to your Asus router you can quickly and easily find your IP address.
Mac users can follow these instructions:
Locate the WiFi icon in the upper right-hand corner of your Mac. Use the keyboard and hold the Option key while clicking on the WiFi icon. A drop-down menu will appear. Your IP address is listed there.
Click on the Apple icon in the upper right-hand corner. Then click ‘System Preferences.’ Next, click on the ‘Network’ icon. Click on ‘Advanced.’ Both the TCP/IP and DNS tabs should show your routers’ IP address.
Find Your Router’s IP Address on PC
PC users can easily find the Asus router IP address by doing this:
Open the Control Center on your computer (you can find this in the Start menu or simply type it into the search box). Click on the ‘View Network status and tasks’ hyperlink under ‘Network and Internet.’
Click on the name of your network in the upper right-hand corner. Then, click ‘Details.’ Your routers’ IP address will be listed here.
Find Your IP Address on Your Smartphone
Apple devices will also show you your router’s IP Address. Unfortunately, Android users don’t have an option to see this information on their phones without a third-party application.
Find the IP Address – iPhone
iPhone users should follow these steps:
Open the Settings on your iPhone and tap on ‘WiFi.’ Tap on the name of your WiFi network. The routers’ IP Address will appear to the right of ‘Router.’
Then What Happens?
You will probably lose internet connection right after you apply the changes. Just reboot your router to restore the connection. You may also need to reboot your computer and any other device that relies on the router for internet access. Then, of course, you’ll want to write that IP address down somewhere.
Frequently Asked Questions
Depending on how familiar you are with your router that may have been all of the information you needed. But, if you still have questions, keep reading!
Is it safe to change my IP Address?
Absolutely! Updating your IP Address will certainly make your network more secure. But, make sure you don’t forget what you changed it to. Otherwise, you may run into issues logging in and changing your networks’ settings in the future.