The 192.168.1.1 is the default gateway, normally used by Linksys broadband routers or by other brands of network routers or by any home networks.
Likewise, there are several IP addresses available, used to set up new routers or update settings for an existing one.
Even though we have a huge list of private address, 192.168.l.l IP address is the most commonly used platform and it is preferred as the gateway of most wireless routers or ADSL modems. This is a Private IP address ranges from 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255.
What if you don’t know your IP address? Nothing to worry. Simply head over to this topic Default Router IP Address and find your router’s IP address from different brands. You can either use the router’s default IP address from above link or find the router IP manually from this article.
What does the IP address “192.168.1.1” usually mean?
Before getting started, make sure you know the difference between IP and TCP.
In general, IP address is responsible for moving/transferring a data packet from Point A to point B but IP has no knowledge about TCP or CIP or Ethernet. It simply moves the data packets provided to it by TCP, UDP, and other protocols in a TCP/IP suite.
Now, let’s move on to the topic deeper.
192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255 is a reserved IP address block and it is completely private. It cannot be routed on the internet. By convention, 192.168.1.1 is considered as the default address for many routers.
Along with Network Address Translation (NAT), these reserved addresses play a key role in mitigating the complete exhaustion of the IPv4 address space while we transition to IPv6 by allowing many devices to share a single Public IP Address.
It’s likely that billions of devices share addresses in these private ranges, but even when an address is reused, devices do not come into conflict with each other because those IPs are only used for communication within their respective private networks.
This IP address range is specifically earmarked for private use and you may only get out to the Internet through the use of a firewall, router, proxy, VPN or combination of all three.
Among the IP range, the first address and last address are unusable. Remaining IP’s are used for some purposes. Since all devices in the network need to have unique addresses that mean that you can have 254 devices on that network.
In the network, generally, one address is the default gateway, the router that connects that subnet to the rest of the world. That can be anyone of those 254 addresses, but the most common ones are .1 and .254.
All IP addresses that do NOT start with 192.168.1.1 (like 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11) are outside of that subnet.
All IP addresses are 4 bytes ( the number between 0 and 255) divided by dots.
What can you do with 192.168.1.1?
By entering this IP address on your browser, you will get access to the management panel of your router, where you can manage your security options, LAN, WAN, WLAN, MAC, WPS block, ADSL, DSL, IP QoS, DNS, Proxy and Network Management using this address. Also, configure routers and networks.
How to login 192.168.1.1 IP address?
If you are trying to access your router admin through 192.168.1.1 IP address, then make sure you are following the below steps.
Step 1: Go to http://192.168.1.1 or type 192.168.1.1 into your browser’s address bar.
Step 2: Now you should be able to access your router’s panel. In case if you can’t access and get an error message on the screen, then it indicates that the entered 192.168.1.1 address is not your router’s IP address. To check the actual IP address of your router, go to Router’s Default IP address page.
Step 3: After getting your router’s IP address, go back to your browser and enter into the browser’s URL bar and search. Once you entered, you will be redirected to the user login panel.
Step 4: In the login panel, enter your router username and password.
Step 5: Once you have entered, you will be taken to the router management panel. Now, you have full access to your router network and you can make changes to your need.
Step 6: If you are not aware of your default username and password, then check with our default router password and username database list.
Why can’t you access 192.168.1.1?
Are you sure your Modem/Router has an IP of 192.168.1.1? If not, then you can’t access this IP address.
First, find your actual IP address using the following method.
- Go to Start menu
- Select Run (windows button + r).
- Type “cmd” and press OK.
- In the Command prompt window, type “ipconfig” and press enter.
- It will show your default gateway.
It looks like the above image. Try to find your IP address on your device using the same method. It will help you to access it.
For Unix and Linux,
- Go to Applications > System Tools > Terminal.
- When the terminal is opened, type “ip course”.
- It will show you something like this
joe$ ip course | grep default
default by means of 192.168.l.l dev eth0 proto static
For Macintosh OS,
- Go to Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal.app.
- When the terminal is opened, type “netstat – nr “.
- It will show you something like this
joe$ netstat - nr | grep default default 192.168.1.1 UGSc 50 46 en1
By using these methods, you can find your actual IP address. It shows you the default gateway which is actually your original IP address. If 192.168.1.1 is not mentioned in the gateway address, then your’s might be among these IP addresses 192.168.1.254, 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.2, 192.168.2.1, 192.168.0.1.1, 10.0.0.1.
If this method doesn’t work for you even after finding your IP address, then try resetting your modem for about 30 seconds. And try again.
I guess, this method will help you out to solve the problem.
The problem may also arise if your
Check for the issues you have on your device and bring a solution for it.
Now, open your router admin panel and enter the default username and password in it.
Default Router Username and Password
The most common router usernames, passwords are:
- User: “admin” pass: “admin”
- User: “admin” pass: “password”
- User: “admin” Pass: “<your isp name>”.
If the password doesn’t match, please use the default router Password for all router from the list given below.
- D-Link Default Password and Username List
- Netgear Default Password and Username List
- Linksys Default Password and Username List
- Belkin Default Password and Username List
- Trendnet Default Password and Username List
- Tp-Link Default Password and Username List
- Cisco Default Password and Username List
- Arris Default Password and Username List
What is some famous IP address?
Manyare famous in the sense that most engineers will recognize them.
- 10.x.x.x/172.16.x.x/192.168.x.x are all recognized as Private IP Address
- 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.1.1 are good first guesses for a home router
- 192.0.2.x addresses are from the documentation
- 169.254.x.x are auto-assigned in the absence of DHCP server
- 224.x.x.x are all multicast
Similar addresses exist in IPv6, such as
- ::1 for localhost
- fe8x:: (and friends) for link-local
- And 2002:: for 6to4 translated
In a sense, all reserved IP addresses are “famous.” For more help, please comment below.