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The IP address is a private network address. It’s used by many different home broadband routers. Most of those routers are sold outside of the US. This address is mainly assigned to individual devices in a home private network when a router is using a (192.168.l.l) IP address. If you’re using this as a private address you can connect different devices using it. It does not require to be unique only on its own local network. You can not use this IP address from outside your home private network, you must use router’s public IP !

How to log in to ?

As always it’s very easy to login to your router’s IP, just follow these 3 steps:

  • 1. Type in your browser’s bar or click this link to open a new window. Warning, do not put the www. before or it won’t work…
  • 2. The login page will appear on your screen and you’ll be asked to enter your username and password. If you don’t have those credentials just find them in your user’s manual or on the back of your device. Or you can use our password database by using the search box on the index page of this website.
  • 3. Once logged in to you can modify any settings you wish. Be sure to know what you’re doing…

You normally don’t have to connect to your router’s admin as all original settings are set for a “ready to go” use. Sometimes, if you’re experiencing some connection problems, it could be useful.

Set up your router using IP address

Why is this IP address so common ?

All routers brands must use a private IP address. At the beginning many of them like Netgear, 3Com, Linksys… started to use 192.168.1.x as the default IP for their devices. This private range begins with the basic address but most of them decided to start with 1 using as the default IP for a private home network. Thus the first IP after that is, guess what ? ! Easy to understand.

How to assign to a device ?

Normally all networks assign a private IP address to any device using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). It means, your device’s IP might change or be assigned to another device trying to join the network. If you want to assign this IP manually (static or fixed address assignment), you can do it but it can lead to some issues if your router is not set to support it. You should read your user’s manual to be sure. Anyway, if you want to give it a try you should allow your router to control assignment for your home network. It’d be easier…

I lost my username and password

If you lost your username and password and can not login to your router’s admin area to make some changes in the settings, you’ve got 3 different options. The fist one is to find those information in your router’s manual, the second one is to find them on the back of your device, and the third one is to reset your router, all settings will be set back to default. You can use our huge default username/password database by searching on the main index of this website. This is how to proceed !
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