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What Is RouterLogin.com?

By October 21, 2009

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Normally when logging into a broadband router to do administration work, you must know the router's internal IP address such as 192.168.1.1, 192.168.0.1, and so on. The correct address to use varies depending on the model of router and whether its owner has chosen to override the default value. It's easy to forget these arcane numbers as most people don't log into routers every day.

One of the router companies, Netgear, had an idea to help customers remember the address of their routers. Netgear ships many of its home routers configured to use www.routerlogin.com (and www.routerlogin.net) instead of an IP address. When you vist these URLs from inside your home network, a Netgear router recognizes the Web site domain names and translates them to the appropriate router IP address automatically. (If you visit these URLs and don't have one of these Netgear routers, the link simply redirects to Netgear's technical support home page.) This is a nice system, although other router vendors have chosen not to offer a similar capability for whatever reason.

See also - DNS - Domain Name System
Comments
February 8, 2010 at 8:13 pm
(1) Brian says:

I am running a Linksys/Cisco WRVS4400N, and it responds to both routerlogin.com and routerlogin.net. Threw me off the other day.

October 25, 2011 at 9:48 am
(2) tomm174 says:

What I encountered today seems like a pretty good reason not to do this.
Customer had run the netgear CD, and the router was failing to log in on ADSL. When I attempted to browse to the router config page on 192.168.0.1, the address field instantly redirected to an address at http://www.routerlogin.com, which gave a page not found error.
It was therefore impossible for me to get to the router config page to change the broadband login details.
Brilliant !
As soon as I took the router back to my network – which works on the same subnet – I was immediately able to fix the problem.
I don’t know how this stupid kludge has been implemented. I already looked for an uninstaller, flushed the DNS, searched the registry & checked the hosts file.
Any suggestions on how to fix it would be welcome ?

August 5, 2012 at 5:04 am
(3) lola says:

someone,a guy friend, i know gave me this computer as a present since i needed one.
For sme reason this website appears in list of websites i visited today even though i really didnt… i dont kow much about cmputers…
could it be possible that this person is spying on the computer he gave me … he works in computers, im pretty sure he knows the router number…
is there any way i can secure my computer to avoid such thing?

… i just dont know why this website would pop in todays history…
hope i can get some advice… should i get rid of this cmputer?? i’m a bit freaked out .

thanks!!

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