192.168.1.1 is a private IP address used to access the admin panel of a router. 192.168.ll is prespecified by router companies as the default gateway address and can be used to make various changes to the router configuration.
How to access 192.168.1.1?
To get into 192.168.1.1 follow these steps –
- Open a browser and go to http://192.168.1.1 or write 192.168.1.1 in the browser address bar.
- A login page will appear asking you to enter your login username and password.
- Enter the username and password in the designated fields.
- You will now be connected to the router's admin panel.
Forgot IP address username and password?
If you have forgotten the username and password of the IP address or if they do not work, then you can –
- Look at the manual/box or the back of the router. (or check list of default usernames and passwords ).
- If you have changed the password and lost or forgotten it, then you need to perform a factory reset. To do this, look for a small hidden RESET button on the back of your router. Hold that button down for about 10-15 seconds with a paper clip or needle. The router will reboot itself and return to default settings.
How to change the IP address of the route?
The default gateway IP address is pre-assigned by your Internet service provider, however, a user can configure it according to their needs. It is often changed to prevent bad guys from accessing your admin panel, prevent DDoS attacks, or simply to add an extra layer of security. Here is how to do it –
- Login to your default admin panel at 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 (admin/admin is username and password)
- Go to Advanced Settings; Net; LAN.
- In the "IP Address" field you can change it to any address you want, for example 192.168.1.2.
- Save it and the router will reboot to apply the changes.
- Access your router's configuration page (username: admin & password: admin/blank)
- Go to Settings; Network settings.
- You will now find the router IP address field.
- Change it as you prefer and save the settings.
- Access the NetGear router configuration page through 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 or you can access through https://router-wifi.com/ or http://www.routerlogin.com.
- By default, the username is admin and the password is Password .
- Once connected, navigate to "Advanced"; from the left menu go to “Settings”; LAN configuration.
- Under LAN TCP/IP Settings, you will see IP Address. Change 10.10.10.1 as preferred.
- Apply the changes and the system will reboot to update the settings.
In any case, during the process something goes wrong, then you can reset your router to factory default settings so that all customization is reverted. 192.168.ll/admin
Protecting your WiFi network is important to prevent unauthorized access. Following the basic rules, such as enabling WPA2 encryption, setting a strong password, disabling WPS adds more security as it is an old method of synchronization between networks, enabling MAC address filtering, and updating your router's firmware from time to time. Here is a complete guide on how to protect your wifi network .