Resolving your Router connectivity issues

I am an average internet user and I always make sure that my speed is stable, but since the start of this lockdown my internet has been acting up and I’m not getting the speed that I used to get so when I move away from the router the range is also decreasing. To solve this I searched online and bought myself a new router and this seemed to have done the trick. However, when I started setting up my router I got stuck cause the login page showed myrouter.local not working which meant that I had to either set up my router using a different method or to find out what was causing the login page to not work. I went ahead and searched online to figure out the reason for the above-mentioned link to not work and et voila I found them. Many reasons cause such an error and they are relatively easy to fix. I will be listing the most common ones below and the solutions to fix them.

Steps to fix the most common errors

Before we begin listing and solving the errors, make sure that your router is properly set-up, i.e make sure that it is plugged in properly and has been turned on and connected as most of the issues that result in¬† to stop working are due to improper setup. So let’s first fix the failed issue, to do this make sure that you have properly set-up your router. To set up your router just follow the basic instructions and connect it via an Ethernet cable or Wirelessly to your smartphone or laptop and go to myrouter.local setup page and complete the setup. Once the connection has been successfully established the internet symbol will turn green/blue depending on your model.

You can also set-up the router via the default i.p address. To do that enter the default i.p. address into a web browser and once it opens enter the login credentials, which you can find at the back of the router, then head over to the network settings and select the security type and then enter your SSID and password. Then try to login to the myrouter.local page and it will open and if it doesn’t then follow the instructions given below.

Router troubleshooting and alternative setup

If the aforementioned instructions don’t work you can also set-up your router using the app and setting it up this way is easier than all of the above-mentioned methods. To set up your router using the app go to Play Store or App Store and download the app, then open it and connect to your router and scan your surroundings to find your router. Once it shows up on your available devices select it and it will establish a connection with your router. After the set-up, if it is still showing myrouter.local not working then try rebooting your router.

Also make sure that you have the latest firmware installed, to do that search the model number online and download the software file onto your personal computer. Then login to the default page and head over to the System tab and select update, select the downloaded file and click install. After that, wait for the software file to be installed, this process can take up to 2 minutes.

After the installation reboots your router and tries opening the myrouter.local page to see if it’s working, but if you find that it isn’t working then the only thing that’s left to do is to factory reset your device as there may be some bug that’s causing this problem. To factory reset your router press and hold the reset button for five seconds till the LEDs start blinking rapidly then wait for the device to finish resetting. After the reset do a fresh setup as that will always solve the issue. This is the solution for the http://myrouter.local not working issue. On a side note keep doing the firmware updates often by following the procedure given above as it increases the longevity of the router and enhances the Wi-Fi experience.

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