What is 192.168.1.1 ?
192.168.1.1 is the Default IP address of almost all the models of Linksys and some other routers. We will discuss about how to open the setup page of the router using its IP address. We can use the setup page of the router to make different changes to wireless or Internet connection settings.
Each and every device in your network has it’s own unique IP address. Suppose you are at home. You have 4 – 5 computer ( desktops and laptops) and printer , and other networking devices. Now in order to work in the network, all these devices need and address so that they can talk to each other and also go on line.
Router is device which will assign IP addresses to all the devices in the network. So that means all your computers and devices are getting IP address from the Router. This is very important device in your network.
If you have modem, then you can go on line on only one computer. Because modem can provide only one IP address. But if you want to go on line on more than one computer at a time then you will need a router.
This router also uses IP address. Generally For Linksys router the IP address is 192.168.1.1.
It is not necessary that all the routers should have the same IP address of 192.168.1.1. It depends on the manufacturer . Some of Linksys Voice over router uses IP address 192.168.15.1. Basically, it depends on the manufacturer.
Follow the Steps to open the router setup page:
Step 1: Open the command prompt on your computer.
Click Start .
Now just above the start button, you will see start search box.
In this box type cmd and hit enter on your keyboard.
You will see the command prompt ( a black window) .
Press the Windows key on your keyboard and press “R” on your key board. It will open the Run box.
In the Run box type cmd and hit OK. You will see the command prompt.
Windows key is at the bottom, in between Ctrl and Alt keys.
Go to Programs or All programs.
Go to Accessories.
You will see Command prompt. click on it and it will open the command prompt.
Step 2 : Check the IP address of your computer.
You have already opened the command prompt.
In the command prompt type ipconfig and hit enter on your key board.
Now you will see a lot of information.
Search for the IPv4 IP address and IPv4 default gateway.
If computer is hard wired to the router then you will see the IPv4 address under Ethernet adapter Local area connection.
If the computer is wireless then you will see the IPv4 address under wireless network connection.
Note down the IP address and default gateway number.
Default gateway is the IP address of your router.
Open the 192.168.1.1 Setup page of the router:
If you want to open the set up page then you can open the Internet browser and type the number 192.168.1.1. and see if it ask you for the user name and password. This will be the user name and password to access the router set up. Every router has user name and password. So if you want to access the Linksys settings page then type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar of the Internet browser and hit go.
It will ask you for the user name and password. This will be the user name and password of your router. The default user name and password of the Linksys router is “admin”
Then you will see the basic setup page the router.
The set up page of the router is the page where you can check or change the settings . If you want to check the wireless settings of the network then you can open the set up page and check the settings. In order to change the network name or password, you can open the set up page and change it.
If you are still now able to open the page then follow the easy steps of the Fix home Network’s Easy setup Guide and fix your router problems
In short, 192.168.1.1 is a private IP address and generally it is the default IP address of almost all the models of Linksys router. Easy setup guide is designed to work with Linksys , Netgear , D Link wireless router and all other brands of routers.