192.168.1.1 Is a common private IP (Internet Protocol) address, which many hardware wireless routers and modem manufacturers use to set the configurations of routers and modems.
By typing http://192.168.1.1 into your browser or some people type 192.168 1.1 by mistake, you can access your router’s administrator panel, if it was manufactured by a hardware company which uses this IP address.
An IP address is an identification code assigned to computers or devices (such as iPods and tablets) which use the Internet to communicate. It is always comprised of four divisions of numbers, separated by periods.
192.168.1.1 is a private address, since people outside of your network cannot connect to it and therefore cannot see your device’s information. It can be used for multiple private networks, since those networks will not be communicating with each other. This means that your router can use this IP address for your network, and your neighbour’s separate router can use the same address, with no problems.
If your router uses the IP address of 192.168.1.1, it will assign addresses of 192.168.1.2, 192.168.1.3, and so forth, to the devices which are connected to it. Each new device which is connected to the router will receive an address where the fourth segment’s number climbs up by one, following on from the most recent connected device.
192.168.1.1 Is also referred to as a default gateway. A gateway is essentially another word for a router. This means that routers using this IP address will use this code to send and receive information packets from the Internet.
Usually, devices don’t need to know the IP address of the router used in their private network in order to connect to them. For instance, when using an iPod to connect to the Internet, the iPod should be able to find the router and connect to it without any input from the user. When using a device to search for nearby networks, you will be able to see the names given to routers, rather than their IP addresses.
Knowing and using the IP address of your browser should only be necessary if you want to make some changes to your router’s settings, or if your device can’t automatically connect to a router for some reason.
How to Access Router Administration Control Panel using 192.168.1.1
If this is the case, you can type in http://192.168.1.1 into your Internet browser in order to access your router’s administrator panel. From there, you can log in to the panel, and change your browser’s configuration settings.
Through your router’s control panel, you can change your network’s firewall settings, change the DNS (domain name settings) your router uses, set up parental controls to restrict access to certain websites, and more.
You can also change your router’s IP address through the administrator panel, if you feel it is not secure enough.
Commonly, the hardware manufacturers Cisco, Linksys, and Speedtouch use 192.168.1.1 as default router IP addresses. You can usually find out your router’s default IP address by looking at the bottom of the physical router, or by checking its user manual.
Also, if you experience any issues with 192.168.1.1 as an IP address, there are many helpful resources online which can be used to resolve your problems, since the address is so common.