192.168.1.1 - Private IP Address - Router Admin IP

192.168.1.1 is a Private IP address which is not visible to public and reserved for router devices. 192.168.1.1 is an IP address in the range 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.255. IP address like 192.168.1.1 is not allowed to be used on public networks. 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.254 are assigned to local (LAN) network to communicate between internal network devices.

192.168.1.1 IP address is normally used by large number of WiFi router devices as a gateway or link to log into admin panel of the router device, to view or change router network settings.

Why 192.168.1.1 are so common and assigned similar to most of people?

192.168.1.1 IP address is part of private Class C network. The range of this network is 192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255. These IP addresses are usually assigned to devices connected to the router internally. Since it is not possible to connect to internet through these private IP addresses, one must use proxy IP or gateway (public IP address) to be able to connect to the internet.

Why cannot I find IP location for 192.168.1.1?

Since 192.168.1.1 is a private IP address. It is only available to internal users inside a network and therefore a physcial address cannot be assigned to a private IP address. Read this article to find difference between Public and Private IP address.

How to log into 192.168.1.1?

To log into admin panel of your WiFi router device please follow following steps:

  • STEP 1: Open any web browser such as chrome, firefox etc.
  • STEP 2: Visit http://192.168.1.1 or type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar.
  • STEP 3: The page will load like normal page pages with a login page asking you to enter username and password.
  • STEP 3: Enter username and password in the respective password fields. Normally "admin" is set default username and password (use without quotes).
  • STEP 4: You will be logged in after using the correct username and password. Now you are free to make changes to network settings, WiFi password changes or even change router admin password.

Note: Not all WiFi router devices use 192.168.1.1 as admin panel URL. If you are unable to load router page with above URL. Try 192.168.0.1192.168.1.254 or 10.0.0.1.

What if I forgot admin username and password for 192.168.1.1?

Normally username: admin and password: admin is used for almost all WiFi router devices. Howerver, if your router had a different password and you have forgotten it then you have two options left to recover the router admin password. These two options are:

  1. Try finding the original cover box or check the back of the router to find the router's default username and password.
  2. If you still cannot log into admin panel with default password you will have to find the reset button of the router to reset it to factory settings. To do this you will have to find the small RESET button on the WiFi router device, press that button for a minute or two and your router will be reset to factorty settings. You can now log into your router's admin panel with default username and password. Keep in mind that WiFi password will also be reset to default password and you will have to connect your computer, laptop or mobile phones to router again using the default password unless you are using an ethernet cable to connect to your router.

Can I change router's default admin login IP address?

Default IP address to log into Router's admin panel is preassigned by the device manufacturer. Howerver, if a user wants to change the default login default gateway to prevent internal attacks, to increase security or for anything, it can be done through router's admin panel. To do this please follow following steps:

NETGEAR Router

  1. Login into router's admin panel by using 192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.254 or 10.0.01 etc. You can also access netgear router by visiting their official website: http://www.routerlogin.net
  2. Enter your set username and password. By default, Normally Netgear username is admin while password is password.
  3. Once you are logged into netgear router's admin panel. Navigate to -> Advance tab - > Setup - > LAN Setup
  4. This is where you can set your desired router login IP address. For example you set it to 192.168.1.100
  5. Save and Apply changes

D-link

  1. Log into your router's admin panel using 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 in browser address bar.
  2. Navigate to Setup - > Network Settings - > Router IP address
  3. Make changes to router IP address and save the changes. Once done you are then able to log into admin panel using new IP address.

TP-Link

  1. Login to your default admin panel by visiting 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1
  2. Use username: admin and password: admin
  3. Navigate to Advance Settings - > Network - > LAN
  4. Set a new router IP address under the field of IP address.

 

WHOIS 192.168.1.1 - Who owns this IP address?

192.168.1.1 is part of private C class range which is reserved for private networks. Therefore, the ranges are never assigned to any private organizations and can be used by anyone within their private networks. To check complete details you can also perform IP WHOIS Lookup.

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