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How do I access TalkTalk router settings?

TalkTalk Wi-fi Hub
Need to change? How to log into your TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub

If you want to adjust any settings on your TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub, such as renaming the Wi-Fi or changing the admin password, you first need to log into your router. So let’s take a look at how you access TalkTalk router settings to make those changes.

How should I connect to the TalkTalk router?

To change any settings, you first need to make sure you’re connected to your TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub. Ideally, it’s best to use a network cable as there’s less chance of losing the connection when making changes. However, if that isn’t possible, you can also connect via wireless.

How do I access the TalkTalk router settings from a web browser?

The next step is to log into your router via a web browser. Any browser should work, so choose your favourite and type in the router’s IP address. The default IP address for the TalkTalk Wi-Fi hub is 192.168.1.1. Enter these numbers into the address bar of your browser as shown below and press the Enter (or Return) key on your keyboard.

Entering an IP address for the TalkTalk router into the address bar of a web browser

You should now see the TalkTalk router page.

TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub login page

If you don’t see the page, then there’s a possibility your router’s default IP address has changed. If this is the case, then you can check your router’s IP address by following the steps below. Otherwise, click here to jump to the section on how to log in.

How to find the TalkTalk router’s IP address in Windows

To check the router’s IP address on a Windows computer, first hold down the Windows key and pressing the R key on your keyboard.

Windows Key and R eky to open Run command

When the Run window appears, type cmd into the box, and click OK.

Type CMD into Run windows to get Command prompt

The command prompt window opens, type ipconfig and press the Enter (or Return) key. Now look for the IP address next to Default Gateway. This is the address you need to enter into your browser to connect to your TalkTalk router.If you can’t see any addresses, scroll down to view all the adapters on your device. If there’s still no addresses showing, make sure you’re definitely connected to the router via a cable or wireless.

ipconfig in command prompt for Windows

How to find the TalkTalk router’s IP address on a Mac

To find your TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub’s IP address on a Mac, click the Apple logo in the top left of the desktop and select System Preferences. Now select Network, and then choose the network connection you’re using – either Wi-Fi or Ethernet – from the left-hand menu.

Network section on a Mac

Once you’ve selected your network connection, click on Advanced. Now click the TCP/IP tab and you’ll find the IP address listed next to Router.

Router IP Address on a Mac

Once you have the IP address, type this into the web browser as described above.

What’s my TalkTalk router username and password?

Once you’ve accessed the log-in page, you can get access to your TalkTalk router’s settings by entering a username and password. You’ll find these details on the back of your router under the Wi-Fi settings card.

Username and password for TalkTalk wi-fi Hub

Now type the username and password into the appropriate boxes on the login page and click the blue login button.

TalkTalk router login

You should now be in the TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub’s dashboard and have access to the changes you want to make.

TalkTalk router dashboard

I can’t log in to my TalkTalk Wi-Fi router. What should I do?

If the default username and password printed on the back of your router won’t let you in, then it’s likely someone has changed them. If you can’t find the changed credentials, then the best option is to reset the router back to factory settings. This will change the username and password to the default options, as well as any other changes made to the settings.

To reset your TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub:

  1. Make sure the router is on.
  2. Find the reset pinhole button. On the TalkTalk Wi-Fi hub, it is just above the power socket at the back of the router.
  3. Push a pin or a straightened paperclip gently into the hole until you feel it click, and then hold in that position for 30 seconds.
  4. The router should now reboot as if you’ve turned it off and back on. When it does, remove the pin or paperclip and wait until the LED light at the front of the TalkTalk Wi-Fi Hub becomes a steady white. Once the LED is shining white, try connecting to your router again, as described above.
  5. If light stays Orange, check this article. You can also click here to find out what other LED colours mean on a TalkTalk router.
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About the author

Mark Parvin

I have worked with and wrote about computers, video games and consumer tech for more years than I care to admit.
I currently run my own IT support business and write about the wonders of tech whenever I can.

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  • Hi
    Can you help please
    I have a new talk talk router I cannot access my set top box or play any games on my smart tv.
    Please can you tell me how I can turn off the wi fi security.
    I cannot access any 18+ material on my phone[(not porn) lol

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