howcan Io find IP address of my Zyxel router?

August 25, 2016 at 09:10:40
Specs: Windows 10 home, pentium2,4GH/4gig
I want to change the SSID passwod on my Zyxel router, but I do not know the IP address. Can you help please?

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#1
August 25, 2016 at 09:41:47
Most routers use something along the lines of 192.168.x.y

Where x - is anything from 0 - 254 and y similarly.

Try using 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1; or .19.168.0.254 or 192.168.1.254

Those are the most commonly used ip addresses for router management access.

Another way to discover what the ip address is to open the cm.exe (dos) box and type:

ipconfig /all

note the space between ipconfig and /all

This will show several ip addresses; one of which will be the default gateway that's address you're looking for.

This is a list of most of the default ip addresses for routers... from which it appears the zyxel default is: 192.168.1.1 - and login/password : admin / 1234

http://tinyurl.com/2s4x9y

If you still can't get in... possibly reset the router to factory state; and try again with the address as above?

Remember to gain access to wifi settings - after a reset - you must use cat-5/ethernet connection. Likewise if changing the SSID without a reset - still use the cat-5/ethernet connection.

Incidentally this very olde article is interesting; and may be worth a read:

http://tinyurl.com/hys2lsa

Seems after a firmware update the default ip address changed to 192.168.10.1; but the poster did get in using the 192.168.1.1 address?

The default gateway is the address you use - regardless.

To run the cmd.exe (or simply cmd) go:

Start/run and type "cmd" (no " ") and press enter. A small window will open into which you type:

ipconfig /all

and press enter.

When you change the SSID - remember to write it down on a sticker on the base of the router; and also make a hard copy somewhere safe; even email it to yourself too and store in a saved messages folder on line (a form of free cloud storage). Similarly any other changes you make...

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August 25, 2016 at 11:56:19
Just amplifying #1, Command Prompt should appear by right clicking the Start button. This is where you type ipconfig /all, as already given. Alternatively press the "Windows key + R key" then type cmd in the Run box which appears and hit OK.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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August 25, 2016 at 14:02:37
Thank you Trvir and Derek for taking the trouble to answer my query. I'll let you kow soon how I get on. I am going to be tied up for the next few days but I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
(I hope I have put this in the right place. I am new to the forum and still finding my way around.)

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#4
August 25, 2016 at 14:18:53
erm... "I am going to be tied up for the next few days"

You'll need to be untied first in order to type the command and other details later...

Bon chance...


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#5
August 25, 2016 at 15:03:24
You put the answer in exactly the right place.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
August 25, 2016 at 15:09:42
Between us Derek I think we are in danger of being regarded as a couple of olde codgers from the UK; with that weird sense of humour...

Retires to kitchen for a bedtime cuppa tea...


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#7
August 25, 2016 at 16:02:14
That's o.k. I am from the UK too.

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#8
August 25, 2016 at 16:20:04
so that's three of us here then...

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#9
August 25, 2016 at 16:20:10
Weird, not me. It's everybody else that gives me funny looks.

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