I’m Jon, a home networking pro. I often access my router’s admin panel and made this guide to help you do it.
So, let’s get started.
What You Need Before Accessing AT&T Router
Before you try to access your AT&T router, verify the following things first. After you check these, move on to the steps to access your router.
Ensure your AT&T router is connected to the Internet first. When it is connected to the Internet, it will have solid LED lights for Internet and WAN. If it isn’t connected to the Internet, troubleshoot to get it connected or contact AT&T customer support for help.
If you have a solid Internet connection, move on to the next step.
Connection to Your Network
If you’re trying to access your AT&T router, you must connect your device (laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone) to its network.
You can connect to its Wi-Fi network, or for a more stable connection, use Ethernet.
Steps to Access Your AT&T Router
Once your AT&T router is connected to the Internet and you’re on its network, you can proceed with logging into its admin panel.
Just follow the steps below to get quick access to your AT&T router.
#1 Open your browser and load up the network configuration page
Open any browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Brave, etc.) and type your AT&T router’s IP address into the URL bar. If you rent a gateway from AT&T, the default IP address is 192.168.1.254.
If that doesn’t work, locate your router’s IP address from your computer:
- On Macs: open System Preferences, select Network, and click the “Advanced” button. Then, click on the “TCP/IP” tab, and look for “Router,” the IP address will be listed next to it.
- On Windows: open Command Prompt, type “IPCONFIG,” and hit Enter. Look for “Default Gateway.” The IP address will be listed after it.
If you still have issues logging into your AT&T router’s configuration page, check out our guide to accessing your router.
#2 Login with the default credentials
The way you log into your AT&T router may differ depending on your model. I didn’t have access to AT&T Internet to test this myself. But according to online sources, here are a few ways to log into your AT&T router:
Once you type in the correct IP address, your AT&T router admin page will load. You will see various options where you can change settings. But, if you try to change any setting, it will ask you for your gateway’s device access code.
This code is printed on the side or back of your AT&T router. Check it and type the code in. If there isn’t a code on your AT&T router, you may have to enter in a default username and password (admin and password.
When you type in the IP, you’ll be greeted with a login page displaying “Enter Admin Login.”
In this screen, either use “attadmin,” the admin login printed on the bottom of the router, or nothing at all (an empty/blank field) and hit Enter.
#3 Access your administration page
Once you enter the access code, you are free to change any setting on the configuration page. You should see various selections for SSID, password, and boot devices.
What You Can Configure in Your AT&T Router Settings
Now that you have access to your AT&T router, you can personalize and change several settings to improve your network and enhance its security.  Here are a few things you can and probably should adjust:
Change Wi-Fi Password
Changing your Wi-Fi password for the default one is a good practice. It will make your network more secure and easier for you to remember. This only saves time when you connect more devices or give it to friends and family.
Plus, default passwords are usually printed right on the side or back of the router. Anyone can see, steal, and potentially “hack” your network.
When you make your new password, consider using a passphrase of two random, unrelated items with some numbers, symbols, and uppercase letters. For example, grassyMooN2!7. This type of password is usually easier to remember and harder to crack than a string of characters.
Don’t use easy-to-guess words like password, your name, a pet’s name, etc.
Adjust Various Settings
Along with your password, you can change many other settings to improve your AT&T’s network security. Here are the settings you can change with most AT&T routers on the admin page:
- Network name (SSID): The SSID (Service Set Identifier) is your network’s name. You can change it to something more customized. You can also hide it from being visible to other devices. 
- Automatic updates: Using automatic updates is a great way to improve your network’s security. AT&T has frequent new firmware upgrades to stop new viruses and malware.
- Network segmentation: You make VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks) to separate devices on your network. If one gets a virus or is otherwise compromised, it won’t affect other devices.
- WPA3 encryption: Most AT&T modems and routers have WPA3, which allows you to increase your device encryption. However, not all devices support WPA3; most sold before 2020 do not.
Maintenance Tips for Your AT&T Router and Modem
Here are some methods to help get the most out of your AT&T router and modem.
Change Your Password
Your password may never get exposed, but there is always a slight change your password could leak. So, you should change your password around once a month to once every other month.
Power cycling your AT&T modem and router is an excellent way to increase its lifespan and clear minor issues. 
To restart your AT&T router, just unplug it for about 15 seconds, then plug it back in. It will reconnect on its own automatically.
FAQs for AT&T Router Login Page
Here are the most common questions we get about accessing AT&T routers.
What happens if I get stuck on the login page?
If you get stuck on the router login page, perhaps someone else in your home changes the login information. Or, if you’re not using an AT&T-provided router, the login steps may be different.
In that case, you may have to enter in the router’s IP address into your browser, then enter in a default login name and password. The name is usually “admin,” and the password may be “password,” “admin,” or something different printed on your router.
Suppose you previously logged into your router and changed the login credentials and don’t remember them. In that case, you will need to do a hard reset to regain access to it.
How do I reset my AT&T Router?
You can reset your AT&T router by pressing and holding the reset button on the back of it for about 10 seconds. All the lights should turn off, then slowly turn back on. Once reset, you can access the login page with the default login.
Please note that resetting your AT&T router will delete all your custom configurations. But, it will allow you to use the default login credentials to access it.
What is the best modem and router for AT&T?
There’s no one size fits all answer for the best router and modem for AT&T. It depends on your home, network needs, and budget.
To find out which is best for you, check out our top AT&T cable modem and top AT&T router guides.
You can access your AT&T router by tying in its IP address in your browser and hitting enter.
Assuming your router is connected to the Internet and you’re connected to its network, an admin panel will load. Once you try to adjust settings, you will have to enter an access code found on your AT&T router.
If you need to extend your network, read our guide on the best Wi-Fi extenders for AT&T.