192.168.1.1 is a private IP address used to login the admin panel of a router. 192.168.l.l is pre-specified by the router companies as the default gateway address and can be used to make different changes to the router’s settings.
How to Login to 192.168.1.1?
To login into 192.168.1.1 follow these steps –
- Open a web browser and go to http://192.168.1.1 or type 192.168.1.1 into the browser’s URL bar.
- A login page will appear asking you to enter the login username and password.
- Enter the username and password in the designated fields.
- You will now be logged in into the Admin Panel of the router.
Forgot IP Address Username and Password?
If you have forgotten the IP Address Username and Password or if they are not working then you can –
- Look at the manual/box or back of router. (or check default username and password list).
- If you changed the password and have lost it or forgotten it then you need to perform a factory reset. To do that, look for a small hidden RESET button on the back of your router. Press and hold that button for about 10-15 seconds using a paper clip or a needle. The router will reboot itself and will be back to default settings.
How to Change Route IP Address?
The default gateway IP address comes pre-assigned by your internet service provider, however, a user can configure it par to needs. It is often changed to prevent bad guys access your admin panel, prevent DDoS attacks, or just to add an additional layer of safety. Here’s 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 > Network > LAN.
- Under “IP Address” field you may change it to your desired address such as 192.168.1.2.
- Save it and the router will reboot to apply the changes.
- Login to your router configuration page (username: admin & password: admin/blank)
- Go to Setup > Network Settings.
- Now you will find Router IP Address field.
- Change it as preferred and Save Settings.
- Login to NetGear router settings page via 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 or you can access via http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com.
- By default, the username is admin and password is password.
- Once logged in navigate to Advanced > from left side menu go to “Setup” > LAN Setup.
- Under LAN TCP/IP Setup, you will see IP Address. Change 10.10.10.1 as preferred.
- Apply Changes and the system will reboot to update settings.
In any case during the process something goes wrong, then you may reset your router to default factory settings so all customization will be reverted back.
Protecting your WiFi network is important to prevent unauthorized access. Follow basic rules such as enabling WPA2 encryption, setting up strong password, disabling WPS adds more security since it is an old method of synchronization between networks, enable MAC-address filtering and update your router firmware occasionally. Here is a complete guide on how to protect your WiFi network.