How to Get Into Your VIZIO Router

by Alan Sembera
Your router settings control access to the Internet.

Your router settings control access to the Internet.

Your Vizio wireless router includes a built-in setup app that allows you to customize your network and Internet settings. You can access the settings from any Web browser, although you might be prompted for a username and password, depending on how your router was configured. If you have trouble accessing the settings, you can try several troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem.

Access Router Administration

1

Open a Web browser on any computer connected to your home network.

2

Type "vizio.home" (without quotes) into the browser's address bar and press "Enter." If you get no response, try entering "192.168.1.1" instead. If you still don't see the administration or login screen, use the steps in the troubleshooting section to resolve the problem.

3

Enter the username and password for the router if you see the login screen. This screen appears only if you or another person enabled password protection. The Vizio router doesn't have a default username or password, so if you don't know this information, check with the person who set up the router. You can also reset the router to its factory settings as described in the next section.

Troubleshooting

1

Switch to a computer that has a direct, wired connection to the router if you are having trouble gaining access. The person who set up the router may have disabled wireless administration.

2

Open a command prompt to double-check the router's IP address if you still can't connect. Someone may have changed the address. In Windows 8, press "Windows-X" on the keyboard to open a command prompt, type "ipconfig" (without quotes) and press "Enter." The router's IP address is listed as the "Default Gateway." Enter this address in the browser's address bar instead of "192.168.1.1".

3

Reset the router to its factory defaults if you still can't connect or you don't know the username and password. To reset the router, use a paper clip or similar item to press and hold the small "Reset" button on the back of the router for at least 10 seconds. You should now be able to access the router's setup pages without a password, although any custom network settings are lost.

About the Author

Alan Sembera began writing for local newspapers in Texas and Louisiana. His professional career includes stints as a computer tech, information editor and income tax preparer. Sembera now writes full time about business and technology. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Texas A&M University.

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