Do you want to know how to connect and access the settings of your ASUS wireless router? You don’t know the default login details for your ASUS router? Then you are in the right place. In this guide, we share four ways to login to any ASUS router or mesh Wi-Fi system, as well as troubleshooting instructions for what to do when you can’t login to your ASUS router:
If you want to access your ASUS wireless router settings and log in, you must be connected to the router’s network from a computer or mobile device. One way to do this is to use a network cable on your desktop PC, laptop, or Mac. Take one end of the cable and plug it into the network card of your PC. Take the other end and plug it into one of the Ethernet ports on the back of your router, as shown in the picture below.
If you don’t have a network cable around, connect to the Wi-Fi emitted by your ASUS router. If you don’t know the network name and details, on the router’s back or bottom, look for a sticker that shares the default Wi-Fi network name (the technical term is SSID), as seen in the picture below.
Then, connect to the Wi-Fi emitted by the ASUS router. Here are some guides to help you out:
After your computer or mobile device is connected to the network, continue reading and following this guide.
Make sure that your computer or mobile is connected to the router’s network, as shown earlier. Then, open your favorite web browser, navigate to router.asus.com, and press Enter. This should load the “Sign In” window of your ASUS router. Enter the username and password of your specific router, and press Sign In.
Now, you should see all the configuration options available on your ASUS router.
If going to router.asus.com is not working, another method is to enter your router’s IP address and press Enter. Newer ASUS routers and mesh Wi-Fi systems with Wi-Fi 6 use 192.168.50.1 as their default IP address.
Older ASUS routers with Wi-Fi 5 or earlier generally use 192.168.1.1 as their IP address. If neither address works, see How do I find my router’s IP address? The complete guide. One of the many methods we detail in that guide should work for you.
If you have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet with Android 11 or newer, you can use it to log in to your ASUS router, and the Android operating system will detect the router’s IP for you. First, connect to the Wi-Fi emitted by the ASUS router on your Samsung Galaxy. Then, open Settings, and tap on Connections.
On the Connections screen, tap the Wi-Fi text (but not the switch - it only disables Wi-Fi).
You see the network you are connected to, and other wireless networks in your area. Tap the gear icon next to your network’s name.
You see details about the network, its speed, and security. To access your ASUS router, tap Manage router.
This action opens the default browser on your Samsung Galaxy device (most probably it is Google Chrome or Samsung Internet), which loads the Sign In screen for your ASUS router. Enter the username and password for your ASUS router, and press Sign In.
Now you can configure your ASUS router and all its settings, from your Samsung Galaxy device.
If you have an iPhone or an Android smartphone, you can download and install the ASUS Router app. Here’s the direct link for Google Play and the one for the Apple Store. After you install the app, make sure that you are connected to the Wi-Fi emitted by your ASUS router. Then, open the ASUS Router app, and confirm that you agree with its terms and conditions. Then, when asked what you want to do, choose “Manage.”
The app spends a couple of seconds discovering your ASUS router. When you see it displayed, tap on its name.
You are asked to enter the sign in credentials. Type the admin username and password in the appropriate fields, and then tap Sign in.
You may receive a notice about notifications and the data collected by the ASUS Router app. Tap Agree to continue. Then, you are asked whether you want to Enable Remote Connection, which helps you remote control your ASUS router from anywhere on the internet. Choose OK or Cancel, depending on what you want.
Now you can use the ASUS Router app to configure your router and the network.
NOTE: This app works with ASUS routers, as well as mesh Wi-Fi systems like ASUS ZenWiFi AC.
Ideally, when you first set up your ASUS router, you choose to use a custom username and password that you remember. This way, you ensure that your router and your network are not easily hackable by outsiders. However, many users don’t do that, and they stick to the defaults provided by their router. If that is the case for you, then try to login to your ASUS router using the default username and password: admin and admin.
If you can’t log in to your ASUS router using admin/admin as the username and password, and you don’t know the details of the admin account, then your only solution is to reset the router. To do that, look for the Reset button on the back of your wireless router.
Press and hold the Reset button for 5 to 10 seconds until the power LED starts to flash on your ASUS router. Wait a while for the router to restart and reset its settings to the factory defaults. Then you can log in using the default username and password: admin/admin. But, this action also resets the network name to the factory default, and you have to reconfigure your ASUS router anew, so that it can use your internet connection and broadcast Wi-Fi as you want to.
TIP: For more information and other methods of resetting any ASUS router, read: How do I reset my ASUS router to its factory settings? (4 ways).
Before you close this tutorial, tell us which method worked best for you. Was the first one good enough or did you have trouble accessing router.asus.com? Did you prefer to use your smartphone for this task? Comment below, and let us know. Also, if you know other ways to login to an ASUS router, share them with us and other readers.