I’m Jon, a home networking pro and frequent user of router admin pages. I put this guide together to help you access your ASUS router.
So, keep reading to learn how.
What You Need Before Accessing ASUS Router
There are a few necessary steps you need to complete before accessing your Asus Router. Follow the steps below before attempting to access its admin panel.
Verify the ASUS router has a solid connection to the Internet. You can check for an Internet connection by connecting a computer or smartphone to its network and loading any webpage.
Or, you can simply look at its status lights. It has an Internet connection if the “Internet” or “WAN” lights are on and not flashing.
Connection to Your Network
After ensuring the ASUS router is connected to the Internet, you must now connect a device (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.) to its network. You can either connect to it via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Both will work fine, but we recommend Ethernet since it is more stable.
Steps to Access Your ASUS Router From Web Browser
After verifying the ASUS router’s Internet connection and your device’s connection to its network, you can start logging into its admin panel.
Follow the step below to access your ASUS router.
#1 Open your browser and open the network configuration page
First, open your favorite web browser. You can use Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, etc., but if you have issues, try a different browser.
If you entered the IP addresses above but nothing loads, it might have a different IP address. If that’s the case, follow the steps below to find your ASUS router’s IP address on macOS and Windows.
- On macOS– Open System Preferences, click on Network, select Advanced from the drop-down menu and click the “TCP/IP” tab. The router’s IP address is next to “Router.”
- On Windows– Open the Command Prompt, type “IPCONFIG,” and press Enter. The router’s IP address is next to “Default Gateway.”
#2 Log in with your credentials
A log-in page will load once you enter the correct IP address (or use the Asus URL). On this page, you will need to enter a username and password. If you’ve never logged in and changed it, the username and password are both “admin.”
For newer ASUS routers, it will require you to create a custom username and password.
If you previously changed the password, you will need to use that instead. If you forgot the password, you will need to reset the router. But be warned– resetting the router will delete all your custom settings, including your SSID and Wi-Fi password.
Find the recessed reset button on the back or bottom of the router to reset it. Then press and hold it for around 10 seconds or until the lights turn off.
After resetting it, the password for the login page will default to “admin” for older ASUS models. For newer models, the setup app will require you to create a new username and password.
If the login page doesn’t load at all, try a different web browser, reboot your device, turn off your firewall, clear the browser’s cookies, and/or restart your router.
#3 Access your administration page
Once you provide the correct password, your Asus router’s admin panel will load. You will see various menus within the General and Advanced sections that you can access to change multiple settings.
Accessing ASUS Router From the App
The ASUS router app is a convenient way to access your router on the go. You can download it for Apple or Android devices for free.  You can even use the app to set up your ASUS router when you first get it.
To access your ASUS router with the app, download it to your device. Then just open the app while connected to your ASUS router’s Wi-Fi, and it will automatically find your router.
Then, just follow the on-screen steps to connect to it.
Within the ASUS app, you can adjust almost all of the same settings you can in the web-based admin panel.
However, the mobile app provides easy access to setup, real-time monitoring, security scans, a game boost toggle, and even bandwidth allocation.
The ASUS router app even lets you reboot your ASUS router and change its settings remotely.
What You Can Configure in Your ASUS Router Settings
You can change many network settings in the ASUS router’s admin panel. Here are the most common ones people change:
In the General Settings section of the ASUS router admin panel, you can view and adjust the following settings:
- Network map– an overview of the devices connected to your network
- Guest network– Create and toggle a guest network for your visitors
- AiProtection– Adjust and view network security settings
- Adaptive QoS– Setting to auto-adjust bandwidth for prioritized tasks and applications
- USB Application– If the router has a USB port, you set up local storage
- AiCloud 2.0– Cloud storage settings
Within the Advanced section of the ASUS router’s admin panel, there are several more settings you can adjust. However, I recommend leaving them alone unless you are sure you know what you are doing. With that said, it can be useful for rebooting your router, checking firmware, creating VPNs, and more.
Additionally, you can set up firewalls, access the system log, change your SSID and Wi-Fi password, and several more settings:
- IPv6 and IPv4
- System Log
- Network Tools
The typical home will never have to adjust any of these settings. But, if you do change something, remember what it was set to initially. That way, you can change it back if something goes wrong.
FAQs for ASUS Router Login Page
Here are the top questions we get about accessing ASUS routers.
What is the best modem and router?
The best modem and router for your home depends on several factors, including the home’s size, Internet speed from your ISP, the number of devices, and your needs. ASUS is one of the top router manufacturers, but to determine which brand and model is best for your home, read our top modem and top router guides.
How do I reset my ASUS Router?
You can reset your ASUS router by pressing the reset button for 10 seconds or until the lights turn off. The reset button is usually on the back or bottom and is slightly recessed on most models. You may need a paper clip to press it.
When you reset your router, it will return to its factory default settings. This means your SSID, Wi-Fi password, and all other custom settings will revert. Only reset it as a last resort.
What happens if I get stuck on the login page?
If you get stuck on the login page, try using a different web browser. If that doesn’t work, try using a different device. But if you forgot your password, you will need to reset your ASUS router if you want to access its settings.
You can use the above steps to reset it. But before you do that, check the ASUS Router app on your smartphone. You might still be logged in there.
To access your ASUS router enter its IP address (192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1) into your web browser’s URL bar. Or you can go to http://router.asus.com. Either way, you need to input “admin” as the username and password.
However, if you changed the password, you will need to enter that instead. But, if you forgot it, you will need to reset the ASUS router to access its settings.
If you need additional help accessing your router, read our guide on accessing routers.