Router Common Problems


Having problems with your router? Here are the most common router problems and how to fix that for you. Find your solution here!

  1. Can't access Router Admin http://192.168.l.l
    It might be that you visit a wrong Router Admin IP address, it's not 192.168.1.1, so follow our guide about how to find my router IP address to get the correct Router Admin IP for you. Another way is to find the Router IP address for your Router Brand in our Router Login IP address list here
    Sometimes, remember you need to connect to your Router with an Ethernet cable. Read more about Router Login there.
     
  2. The network connects, but there is no internet access
    Sometimes, it's because of wrong router configuration, you need to setup your Router again with correct setup. You need to contact your internet provider supporter for the help.
     
  3. Forgotten the wifi password
    Follow our guide about Router Password Recovery to fix it.
     
  4. Mismatched Router Settings
    Network mode: - 
    A router must be enabled to support all versions of Wi-Fi used by the network clients. For example, routers configured to run in "802.11g only" mode will not support 802.11n or old 802.11b devices. To fix this kind of network failure, change the router to run in "mixed mode".
    Security mode: - Most Wi-Fi devices support multiple network security protocols (typically different variations of WPA and WEP). All Wi-Fi devices including routers belonging to the same local network must use the same security mode.
     
  5. MAC Address Restrictions
    Many network routers support MAC address filtering. With this feature, you can block some computer / phone / tablet / device access your network by filtering their MAC address. 
     
  6. Slow or no internet connections
    You can test your internet speed using website speedtest.net. If speeds are still down, the problem is likely with your Internet connection, not your router. Contact your ISP.
    If that’s not the issue, it could be that your current wireless channel is overcrowded by your devices, or by those of other nearby networks. Consider changing the channel on your router in your router settings.
    If that doesn’t help, performing a factory reset on your router and setting it up again may help. To do that, find a hidden reset button on the back of the router. Use a thin and sharp object as a needle or toothpick to Press and hold the button for 10 seconds.
     
  7. DNS problems
    In some case, your internet provider block some websites and you can't visit it. You will need to change DNS for your router to Google DNS at: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 or to Cloudflare DNS at: 1.1.1.1, change the DNS might fix your issue.
     
  8. Too many connections
    If you have more than 10–15 wireless clients (which is a common scenario nowadays), you’ll find out that many entry-level wireless routers would begin to become unstable when your wireless user count goes well into the double digits. In many cases, the wireless router would run out of RAM and just crash. To fix it, performing a factory reset on your router and setting it up again may help. To do that, find a hidden reset button on the back of the router. Use a thin and sharp object as a needle or toothpick to Press and hold the button for 10 seconds.

There are most common issues with your Router. If there is anything you need to know, email us at: [email protected]192168-1-1.com