IP is a Private Internet Protocol address that is used to communicate with other systems over the private networks.

It is also used to access the administrative panel of the home broadband routers. Some of the routers using the IP address include Linksys, TRENDnet, and Loopcomm networking devices. This IP address falls within the range of to and is used by most of the home networks. Any device can be assigned the IP automatically on the local networks. is a reserved internet protocol (IP) address in the RFC1918 standards. It follows the proper specifications of an IPv4 internet protocol. It has an un-compressed value of sometimes referred to as an expanded IPv4.

Logging into your router using the IP address

The IP is useful in initiating the login process to the administrative panel of the networking devices. The first procedure is to opening any web browser and typing the link in the URL text field.

Click the ‘Enter’ button to proceed to the next step. It will open a new window which prompts you of the login credentials. Fill in the default username and password before you click the ‘Login’ button. If you had previously altered the factory settings, you will use the new passphrase.

A successful login will direct you to your router’s home page. There are a variety of configurations that can be performed inside the administrative panel including the security and network settings.

Troubleshooting the IP address

Sometimes the login process may be unsuccessful due to a few factors or problems. It can be caused by a weak internet connection. Try to refresh the internet connection by restarting your computer and the router. Check to ensure that you are entering the right IP address in the URL text field. You can also copy the link and paste it directly on the address bar. If you still have problems logging in to your router then you can contact the manufacturer or involve an expert in solving the problem.

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