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D-Link Default Password

This guide shows you the default password or IP address you can use to get started with your D-Link router. Read to the end to find out the best way to centrally manage all your passwords, including that of your D-Link router.

What Is a Default Password

A default password of a device or a service is a passcode set by the manufacturer or developer for the user to start its first run. Most common default passwords include “admin”, “password”, “guest”, or the manufacturer’s brand name.

 

Where can you find a default password

Companies normally set a single default passcode for the same service, model, or batch of products. This is also the case for some online services where the user needs a default username and password on the first login. It can usually be found on the official website or through published manuals, not to mention lots of websites that publish compiled lists of default login credentials categorized by brand, product, and model. So, a single default password is the default configuration for numerous machines and logins.

 

Risks of using default passwords

If you don’t change your default password and use it over and over again, you are simply continuing to put your device and data at risk of breach. Opportunistic cyberpunks can and will use your unchanged default password as an easy attack vector to access your device or private information. If your device is connected to a corporate network, the security issue only worsens and extends throughout the organization.

Default passwords are nothing more than disposable placeholders; hence, they should be treated as such. They should only be used for the first setup or immediately after a factory reset of your device. Users are usually asked to change the default password after first use. Some companies enforce this change just after the first login, such that the user can’t proceed otherwise. However, the safest and most straightforward approach to dealing with this security issue is changing and storing your default password using a reliable password manager.

D-Link Switch Default Password

D-Link Corporation is a Taiwanese corporation that manufactures networking and communications equipment. Its products include switches, surveillance cameras, and firewalls. 

D-Link routers rarely require a password and, in most cases, use 192.168.0.1 as the default IP address. If your model requires a login, use “admin” or “Admin” for both username and password.

There is no back door to D-Link devices, so you’re essentially locked out if the default password is changed and you don't know it. Therefore, you have to reset it to its factory settings, which reverses the passcode to its default and cancels wireless networks and other settings.

Once the D-Link default password is reset, it’s best to change it to a strong one. Strong passwords are hard to remember since they don’t bear any apparent meaning or are hard for humans to deduce. You can avoid having to reset your password in the future by using our solution that creates, encrypts, and stores all your passwords and secret information.

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Why You Need a Password Manager

Your D-Link router is easy prey for WiFi freeloaders. If you don’t change your default password or even change it to a weak one, chances are your WiFi be compromised and exploited. Moreover, changing passwords is not a once-and-for-all measure. You need to change them periodically to ensure maximum security against cybercriminals. Managing and keeping track of all these passwords changes is a dedicated endeavor and should be delegated to another entity. Meet Passwarden! Passwarden makes your cyber-life a lot easier and puts your “identity chaos” in order.

Why it is better to use Passwarden

Take full charge of all your passwords with Passwarden. Passwarden by KeepSolid helps you make long and complex passcodes that are unthinkable for humans and hard to crack by bots. Your passwords and other sensitive data are stored in secure vaults that you could share with any wished individual.

Passwarden applies AES-256 military-grade encryption for the maximum protection of your passwords. This technology scrambles the data, making it hard to decipher for unwarranted parties. To top it off, Passwarden enforces Two-Factor Authentication, so no one but you can successfully use the master passcode to access your vaults.

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