Logging in to the CenturyLink router need not be a problem because we are here to help you with the How-Tos. This article will serve as your friendly guide in trying to access your CenturyLink router. You’ll have exposure to several network tools for a safe and stable network when you get there. You can also click on the Router Login List if you want to know more about it.
How to Login to CenturyLink Router
Time needed: 2 minutes.
The default router password for the CenturyLink router is 1234. Below are the steps that you need to follow to login you:
- Connect to CenturyLink
Using your WiFi or an Ethernet cable, connect to your Century Link network.
- Log in to CenturyLink
Go to the CenturyLink router login address: http://192.168.0.1 on your internet browser window. You will see the admin username and password on a sticker attached to your modem. Enter the router username and password.
- Go to Advanced Setup
Choose Advanced Setup to change the password. Hit Administrator Password on the left-hand menu. Type in the new password, retype it and save to finish.
Troubleshooting Login Problems
Login problem is a common issue while trying to access your router. You may face connection issues while trying to log into the Control Center. This could be due to wrong login credentials. Let us suppose, you have entered the correct username and password. If you still get the error message or the log-in button is not clickable or grayed out then that problem can be solved.
You can retrieve your username and router password if you’ve forgotten your login details. (If necessary, you can reset your password.)
If you are sure that the username and the password are right, the reason might be how you type in the credentials. Consider the following:
- Copying and pasting your username or password. Sometimes, you need to manually encode the login credentials because that could be the root cause of why you’re having issues logging in. When a username and password are copied and pasted, some extra spaces are included and inserted as part of the login details. The system would not recognize the username/password with an extra character or space, and you see an error message. If this is the problem you’re having, manually typing in your username and password should fix it.
- Being dependent on your browser to enter your password using stored information automatically. Unlike in any routers, saved passwords usually don’t work with our systems. We suggest manually typing in your Control Center password rather than expecting your browser to retrieve it.
Some users may see a @sign while logging in to the router. Sometimes, by default, the system adds @control.centurylink.com at the end of the username. For example, if the username is Johnbrown, the system, by default, would make it email@example.com. Those users who encounter this, should not remove the @sign part as it is necessary for the router IP login process.
Note: If you’re ever prompted to give your username, encode the information before the @sign—for example, johnbrown.
How to Reset Password
Most of the CenturyLink routers’ default username is 1234, with the default IP address of 192.168. 2.1. This CenturyLink information is required when logging into the CenturyLink router’s web interface to change the security settings.
- You need to log into your CenturyLink router device. You can change your WiFi password on the control channel or web portal.
- Go to Wireless Settings. When you’ve logged into the Century Link router, explore the following location.
- Type your WiFi password.
- Save the changes you made to keep your router safe.
How to Reset to the Default Login Password
If you feel like you want to revert your CenturyLink router to its factory default settings, then you need to do the 30-30-30 reset:
- Make sure your CenturyLink router is turned on, then press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds.
- While you still have the reset button pressed, remove the router’s power cord from the outlet and hold the factory reset button for an additional 30 seconds.
- While still on the reset button down, switch on the unit’s power again and hold for 30 seconds more.
Sometimes we tend to be forgetful. For instance, you have changed your CenturyLink router’s username and/or password but forgot what you changed it to. That’s a real problem! Don’t panic because all CenturyLink routers have a default factory set password that you can revert to.
For security purposes, you can only make several attempts, or Control Center will lock your account. This is to prevent unauthorized logins that might have an impact on the security of your account.
When your account gets locked, you’ll get an email with instructions on how to unlock it. If your login information is correct, the problem might be with your browser. If Control Center is running poorly, that could be a browser issue, so you need to clear your browser cache/history/cookie. You can use a different type of browser and then update the version of your favorite web browser. If nothing happened, still, then close your browser and relaunch it.
There are times when login problems have something to do with your IP address. For example, if you work for a private company and have tried the things mentioned in this article but to no avail, you should seek help from your IT department. Your computer may be temporarily disconnected from your network. Refreshing your static IP address could solve the wireless network problem.
Century Link, by default, has a user ID and password set for you if you never change it. So use the following details:
Default IP: 192.168.2.1.
For additional details, you can look here.
If you tried the default username, password, yet you’re still facing issues, make sure you are not blocked out of the account. In case you are blocked out, try to retrieve your account using email instructions. Additionally, sometimes the issues can be related to your IP address also. So try checking into that as well.
If you are still facing issues, you might want to consider contacting Century Link directly to address your concerns.
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