Internet and intranet is the lifeline of today’s network-based offices and home. Computers and smart devices are connected with each other and with the World Wide Web using a network. The IP address is an important aspect of networking and it is like a unique name or identity of a device that forms a part of the network. Routers are commonly used to connect several devices within a network or to the internet. These routers also have their own unique IP address, which is mostly 192.168.1.1 or routerlogin.net.
Without networking, it becomes very difficult to connect and share data between different devices (you can say smartphones etc) even if they are located next to each other. Hence it is important to have basic knowledge about networking and router settings as well. Every device which is connected to the internet has its dedicated IP address. This IP address is of two types, Public and Private. 192.168.l.l or 192.168.1.1 is a private type of IP address and it is also used in some routers too. It is also a default IP address for some broadband home connection
Steps to Login into the Router using 192.168.1.1
192.168.1.1 is the default IP address which is used by many wired or wireless routers. This private IP is widely used in D-Link and Netgear routers. Only one computer in a network can be able to use 192.168.1.1 as an IP address. The reason for this is to prevent address conflicts. Other routers in the network would have different default gateways.
- First, you must launch a browser window and then type the URL https://192.168.1.1 in your address bar of the browser. This IP will help you with the login into your router console and do configurations.
- Then a prompt will ask you to enter your username and password. If you have changed your default username and password then enter it. If you don’t have this information then you have to search for the router username and password list. The default would be admin and password.
Then after you enter correct credentials, you will be able to access your router console. You would be able to make changes in the router settings after you have logged in. It is possible that any machine located in the network can utilize this IP address as it is a private IPv4 address. Do not register more than one device with this IP address, otherwise, it would cause address conflicts and the network might have issues.
Problems while accessing 192.168.1.1 IP
Most of the people are facing different issues while trying to open the default router IP address like 192.168.l.l. Here we have listed some of the common problems with the solutions.
Unable To Access IP Address
If you are not able to access the given IP address then make sure that all numbered are entered correctly. Most people use O instead of zero(0). Try to avoid such type of typing mistakes. If it doesn’t load than also then might be your router using different IP address like 192.168.1.1. If you want to find your default IP gateway then visit our list of a default IP address. You can also find the article on how to find the default IP address.
Changing of Router Password
In order to keep your network secure, you need to keep on changing your password. Default username and password are known to everyone on the internet and if you do not change it, then your network and connected devices can be hacked at any point in time.
Step 1: First you must log in to your control panel using the above-mentioned steps.
Step 2: In the router, console go to your admin panel
Step 3: You will find an option for changing the password over there
Step 4: Always use a mix of letters, numbers, and cases for the purpose of better security.
Step 5: Check the list for default credentials and cross verify with yours so that it is not the same.
Finding the IP Address
There are various ways to find your IP address. If the computer is on a private network and then connecting to the internet then such a device would have both private and public IP addresses.
For finding our public IP address just type ‘my IP’ into google.com and it will return your IP address within a second.
For finding your private IP address opens your command prompt and type the following command ipconfig/all to view the network settings. Check every line until you see ‘Default Gateway’. This will be your default router address which can be used to configure the device.
Any computer of any brand can be configured to use this IP address on a local network. These are some of the common procedures and settings that users can carry out using the IP address 192.168.1.1 on their router. Doing settings properly is important and if you do not have proper networking knowledge then you should not do advanced settings as it may lead to irreversible changes that might need you to reset your router settings again to factory defaults.