How to CenturyLink Router Login – Find Default User, Password, IP

CenturyLink router login 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. When you get there, you’ll have exposure to a number of network tools for a safe and stable network. You can also click on Router Login List if you want to know more about it.  

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Aside from this guide, you can also learn how to login to other routers like Hitron, Xfinity, DLink, and AT&T.

Easy Steps to Login

We wanted to make it is for you. The default password for CenturyLink router is 1234. Below are the steps that you need to follow to login you:

  1. Using your WiFi or an Ethernet cable, connect to your Century Link network.
  2. Go to the CenturyLink router login address: on your browser window.
  3. You should find a CenturyLink login screen. You will see the admin username and password on a sticker attached to your modem.
  4. 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
  5. Now that your router is stable, your network is now in its best condition.

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 needed when trying to login to the CenturyLink router’s web interface to make some changes in the setting.

  1. You need to log into your CenturyLink router. You can change your WiFi password on the web portal.
  2. Go to Wireless Settings. When you’ve logged into the Century Link router, explore the following location.
  3. Type your WiFi password.
  4. Save the changes you made.

How to Reset to the Default Login Password

If you feel like you want to revert your CenturyLink router to its factory settings, then you need to do the 30-30-30 reset:

  1. Make sure your CenturyLink router is turned on, then press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds.
  2. While you still have the reset button pressed, remove the power of the router from the outlet and hold the reset button for an additional 30 seconds.
  3. While still on the reset button down, switch on the power to the unit again and hold for 30 seconds more.

Sometimes we tend to be so forgetful. For instance, you have changed the username and/or password of your CenturyLink router but forgotten what you changed it to. That’s a real problem! Now don’t panic because all CenturyLink routers have a default factory set password that you can revert to.

Learn how to do a factory reset on your routers with our guides! Check out our write-ups for NetGear, Sagemcom, ARRIS, and Verizon.

Troubleshooting login problems

You may experience problems upon trying to log in to the Control Center. Let’s say you are aware that you are entering the correct username and password, but still keeps seeing an error message, or if you put in your login credentials, but the Login button turns out to be not clickable or is grayed out. These problems can, of course, be solved. 


You can retrieve your username and password if you’ve forgotten your login details.  (If necessary, you can reset your password.) 

If you are sure the username and password are right, the reason might be because of 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 is just copied and pasted, there might be some extra spaces included and inserted as part of the login details. With an extra character, or space, the system would not recognize the username/password, 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 automatically enter your password using stored information. 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.

For some users, the system by default adds to the end of their username. For instance, if your username is johnbrown, the system would make it to be If you experience this with your username, do not remove the It is essential for the login process. Note: If you’re ever prompted to give your username, encode the information before the @ sign. For example, johnbrown.

Important reminders:

For security purposes, you are only allowed to make several attempts or Control Center will lock your account. This is to prevent unauthorized logins that might do harm to 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. In doing so, you can use a different type of browser and then update the browser version you are using. If nothing happened, still, then close your browser and launch it again. 

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. It is possible that your computer temporarily disconnected from your network. Refreshing your static IP address could solve the problem.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I log in to my Century Link if I never changed the ID or password?

Century Link by default has a user ID and password set for you if you never change it. So use the following details:
Username: 1234
Password: 1234
Default IP: 192.168. 2.1.
For additional details, you can look here.

Why am I still facing issues logging into my account?

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, some times the issues can be related to your IP address also. So try checking into that as well.

How can I contact Century Link?

If you are still facing issues, you might want to consider contacting Century Link directly to address your concerns. You may contact them at the following details:
Contact: 866-642-0444 (7 am – 9 pm Eastern Time)


In this article, we have tackled login how-tos, how to change passwords, and how to do some troubleshooting. Do you have any comments, suggestions, or reactions? Why not drop your message here so we can talk about it?

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