Question: What Is the Default IP Address of a Linksys Router?
Home network routers
are designed to use a default IP address
when first powered on. This allows you to access the administrative functions for router setup. This IP address is the local / private network address sometimes called the default gateway
The default IP address of Linksys routers is 192.168.1.1
. Note that this address is for the local network only. The Linksys router will obtain another, public IP address when connecting to the Internet.
As an administrator, you can change this default IP address as needed. Changing the router's default IP address may be necessary, for example, to avoid conflict with the IP address of an Internet modem or another router already installed on 192.168.1.1. A common alternate IP address setting for Linksys routers is 192.168.2.1.