What’s the default username and password on a Cool Ideas router? That’s a question that you may be asking yourself if you are a customer. Cool Ideas is one of the fastest growing ISPs in South Africa. It provides fiber internet to homes and businesses around the country. In 2020, it was voted the best ISPs in the country. If you are one of the happy Cool Ideas customers, you may come across a situation where you need to log into your router’s admin section. This post shows you how its done;
Cool Ideas Router Password
The Cool Ideas router password is admin. The username is either admin or coolideas1. The company mainly uses TP Link routers. That’s the one that you are going to get after signing up. Later, we will show you how to log into your Cool Ideas router. But first, here are the Cool Ideals router login details;
|Router||Default Username||Default Password|
|TP-Link WR840N / 841N||admin||admin/coolideas1|
|TP Link Archer C2||admin||admin/coolideas1|
|TP Link C5||admin||admin/coolideas1|
|TP Link C6||admin||admin/coolideas1|
|TP Link C20||admin||admin/coolideas1|
How to Log into your Cool Ideas Router
To sign into a Cool ideas router, you need to follow the steps highlighted below;
- Connect your computer to your Cool Ideas internet.
- Open a browser and type in 192.168.0.1
- Press enter and log in using the default details given above.
My Cool Ideas Router Password was Already Changed
You or the technician who installed your system may have already carried out changes to your Cool Ideas router password. It’s usually a good idea to do so. Remember we are talking about the router password here. We are not talking about the WiFi password.
The router password is only used once in a while. In fact, you may never have to use it at all. So, it’s easy to forget. That’s what happens to a lot of people. They change the login details for their Cool Ideas routers, only to forget all about it. That becomes a problem the next time that you wish to log in.
So, what do you do? The solution lies in resetting your Cool Ideas router. It’s a simple enough step to do, so you need to be worried. Cool Ideas routers all come with reset buttons. The buttons are on the back. Pressing on one requires something pointed.
You will probably have to press on the button for a minimum of 15 seconds. You will see that you have achieved your goal when the router reboots. The lights on the device will turn off and on. As soon as that is done, you can get into your router with the default admin login details for Cool Ideas routers that we gave in the above table.
Why look for the Password?
There are several reasons why you may find yourself needing to sign into your Cool Ideas router’s admin section. It’s not something that a layman usually has to do. But there is nothing scared about it.
Perhaps you are looking to make changes to your WiFi password. Or maybe you wish to get a funky WiFi name. There are plenty of other reasons why you may have to log into your Cool Ideas router.
If you are a Telkom customer, here is a post on changing the WiFi passwords for Telkom routers. And here is an article on checking your balance on Telkom.