Definition: 192.168.1.1 is an IP address normally used by Linksys broadband routers. Some other brands of network routers also use this same address. While technically a computer, printer or other device can be set up to use this address instead of a router, that's uncommon.
Connecting to A Router Using 192.168.1.1It isn't always necessary to know your router's IP address. PCs, iPods and other devices typically can find the router by its name (SSID) whenever they need to get online. However, knowing the address becomes important when setting up a new router initially or when troubleshooting a home network problem.
If the router has an IP address of 192.168.1.1, you can connect to it by opening a Web browser and visiting
http://192.168.1.1/This allows you to log into the router's administrator console and access its configuration screens. The procedure may fail for these three reasons:
- 1. The router has failed and is unresponsive to connections via the browser.
2. The router is set up to use a different address than 192.168.1.1.
3. The computer and its browser failed to join the network.
Troubleshooting an Unresponsive RouterNetwork troubleshooting steps should be followed to determine why a router set up at 192.168.1.1 is not responding.
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How to Determine Your Router's IP AddressIf the router is not set up to use 192.168.1.1, check the manufacturer's documentation or Web site to find the correct address and try again. Other common router addresses are 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.2.1.
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Troubleshooting Incorrectly Configured ComputersEven if a router at 192.168.1.1 is working fine, the computer's network set up may be wrong. Troubleshooting is again necessary to determine which of many possibilities could be the problem here.
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