IP address 192.168.1.1 is usually used for Linksys or TP-Link wireless routers. There are many brands of routers and home gateways using it. You can use this IP address to easily set up your router or update settings.
If you are a network administrator, you will use this IP address when you set up a new router or update an existing routing setting. The same address is used on computer networks, and it's very important. Once you leak your username and password, you are likely to receive security threats.
Not only can routers use this address, but computers, printers, or other devices can also use it. But it's better not to let computers or other devices use this IP address, because it can easily lead to IP address conflicts. IP address 192.168.1.1 belongs to private IP, which is used in LAN and is specifically used for router settings.
Using 192.168.1.1 to connect to the Linksys router
You don't always need to know your router's IP address. As long as the router is online, you can find the router by its name (SSID) on a computer, cell phone, or other device. But when you first set up a new router, you have to know this address. It is also used when solving home network problems.
Each router has a different IP address, and if your router uses the 192.168.1.1 IP address, you can connect to it by opening the web browser and access.
When you enter the above address in the browser, you can enter the login page of the router. Then enter the username and password to log into the router's Administrator Console and access its configuration screen. But you may also fail to log in, for several reasons:
- The router doesn't work properly and doesn't respond to the connection through the browser. You can try to restart the router.
- The router's address is not 192.168.1.1. It may be 192.168.0.1 or some other IP address.
- The username or password you entered is incorrect. You'd better check them carefully.
- Your computer and its browser cannot connect to the network. You can check if the cable is connected, or you can connect the router wirelessly with your mobile phone or laptop.
How to find the IP address of the router
In general, the IP address of a router is printed on its back or side. If your router address is not set to 192.168.1.1, check the manufacturer's documentation or website to find the correct address and try again. Other common router addresses are 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.2.1, and possibly others. There are many common IP addresses.
What to do when you forget the username or password
Human memory is very limited, we often forget something that is not important. Don't worry when you forget the router's username and password. First, you can try some default usernames, admin is one of the most commonly used usernames and passwords. Second, you can reset the router. Each router has a reset button, which is usually on the side of the router. You can hold the reset button for 15 seconds with a toothpick, and the reset is successful when all the lights are on.
However, it should be noted that once you have reset the router, all of your original settings will be restored to the factory settings.