Mediacom started as a basic TV cable company but now they are offering a complete home package including TV, Internet, and Telephone service for you. However, there are certain drawbacks of using Mediacom that are inevitable as a subscriber. Such drawbacks that you must be aware of if you are thinking to subscribe to their service for you are but not limited to their control panel, and limited access to the resources, a no control over your resources, and certain other features that are hidden from you as a subscriber.
Bypass Mediacom Control Panel
Mediacom provides you a control panel to manage your settings of the Wi-Fi connection and other preferences on your network. The control panel is a web-based platform that offers a wide range of controls to you such as changing your SSID, Encryption type, network password, the devices that are connected with your network, MAC filtering, and more. However, it is not actually controlling your router, but the commands are sent to Mediacom so they are applied to the router.
What’s the catch?
The catch with using Mediacom Control panel is that you don’t have full access to what you are paying for. In other words, the direct access to your Wi-Fi router is blocked for you. All you can do is login their control panel which gives you limited access to router settings according to the choice of Mediacom and it is not much you can do about it. There are people with technical knowledge that feel it unjust to not have basic access to your router blocked by your ISP. So, if you are looking to gain access to your Mediacom router, you will need to bypass the control panel, and here is how you can do it.
Login by IP Address
Although it is not recommended by Mediacom to use these type or login modules, you still can log in the router directly for a variety of applications such as controlling your modem/router more efficiently or updating the firmware on your own.
To log in, you will need to enter the default IP address for the router in the address bar of your web browser instead of the URL for the control panel that is shared by Mediacom. You will see the page that requires login credentials to access the modem/router. Make sure that you are connected to the right network, and you will need to enter the credentials for your router there.
Once you do, you will be logged in to the router directly where you can have complete control over your router and all its resources. It is not recommended by Mediacom to access such settings on your own as there can be some issues that have the possibility of developing if you attempt any such login. But if you know what you are doing and are confident enough to find your way around these settings, then you can definitely attempt it.