How to Configure IP “192.168.1.1”, Change Username, & Password

IP address 192.168.l.l is a private address for Linksys. If you have the Linksys router, 192.168.l.l is your default IP address different from 192.168.l.254.

There is a public IP address and private IP address. A private IP address like 192.168.l.l cannot be used on the public router. The IP addresses are different from each other. However, both private and public IP addresses require a username and password to login into the 192.168.l.l router.

The public IP address different from 192.168. l.l is used on the websites while private are mainly used on routers. With the routers’ IP address, you need a valid username and password to log into the router’s admin end.

A new router can have the same IP address. Once the new device has been reset the IP address will be different. To engage in factory reset press the reset button.

The two IP addresses that can common to host address are 192.168.l.l and 192.168.0.1. This implies that you will have either of the IP address as your router’s IP address.

How to Setup Router’s on 192.168.l.l

When you want to setup your router you need to log into the router using your username and password and visit the IP address on your browser. I mean, 192.168.l.l or 192.168.0.1 depending on your router’s IP address.

Then, you need to click on Go back button on your the browser. A login page will appear in a field where you are to type your username and password and then log into the router’s admin access.

Your login information can be found in the router’s box and the IP address is usually on the backside of the router.

192.168.1.1 Login, Username & Password

The router’s username and password can be easily guessed by a hacker. So, you need to first change it and create a secure username and password different from the default. The benefits of changing your router’s username and password is to make sure no one will be able to log into your router’s either at home or at work without your permission. The new password and username will only be known to you and your household if revealed.

However, if you choose to use the IP 192.168.11 with the router’s username and password without changing it you give a chance for public access and a hacker to bypass your router’s and have access to it without a permit.

To start with, go ahead and press rest on your router.

How to Setup Router’s Internet Access

To set up your router for internet access it doesn’t require a technical move. With your router’s ISP, it takes less than minutes to setup the router’s internet access. It’s your ISP that will give all the necessary information to set up the internet connection.

Setup Dial-up Internet Connection

To setup dial internet connection with your ISP details, the username and password in your router’s dial internet connection must be used. It’s advised to use the router’s setup wizard when setting dial-up internet connection on your router.

For advanced users, manual setup is also good. But for a novice, following the setup wizard will help a lot.

Types of Router’s Control Settings

The type of router’s control varies and it all depends on users’ choice to choose how to control the router. The purpose is to have absolute control over the WiFi security and secure it from unauthorized access.

The first step to control the Router’s WiFi security is to change the default SSID which is used to identify the network connection.

To secure the WiFi from attracting an ethical hacker from breaking into your privacy, you should first change the SSID to another unique name that does not have anything to do with your router’s SSID.

Do not use your IP address as your SSID. It’s even not saved to use your name or family’s name as your router’s SSID  name. You should consider using a pet name or your old school name so that your WiFi will have the highest level of security and it’ll be difficult to break.

Hide IP 192.168.1.1 SSID

This is not really important though once you have changed the SSID name but this could help to further secure your WiFi and distract public notice that you have a WiFi with a certain SSID name and IP 192.168.l.l.

When you hide your router’s SSID you take on another level of security on your router. Although, it’s not all routers that have the feature to hide the SSID. However, you should check your router’s manual on how to hide the SSID.

Routers Default Username and Password

Most routers’ default username and password for the default IP address 192.168.l.l are:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin

Or

  • Username: admin
  • Password: password

Cna you see the more reason why you should change the router’s username and password from default to secure detail?

Both the username and password can be easily guessed and this will attract public access to access and use your unsecured WiFi for free.

Encrypted Secure Settings

The encrypted security settings is not a new invention. It’s not only the router’s that has it. Even messengers use an encryption to secure end-to-end messages between two users. The encryption security is on a constant update by developers to ensure maximum security.

The encrypted security is WPA2 and PSK. For those that use their smartphone as a WiFi for their laptop or desktop computer, the WPA2 and PSK are not going to be new to you. However, enabling the WPA2 and PSK will increase the security level of your WiFi.

This implies that before external users can access it the router’s IP 192.168.1.1 will request a password. However, always use a password that is difficult to guess when setting up WPA2 and PSK security.

How to Find Router’s IP Address

If you have not used a router before it may be difficult for you to find the IP address and even the other login information. You need both the router’s IP and login information to configure your router and change router’s password and username.

IP addresses are not just two or three. There are in tens. However, few of the common IP address are  192.168.0.1, 10.0.0.1 or 192.168.2.1.

Default Routers IP Address, Username, and Password

For most routers, these are the default IP address, username, and password.

Router ManufacturerIP addressUser NamePassword
TP-Link192.168.1.1
192.168.1.254
adminadmin/password
Cisco192.168.1.1adminadmin
D-link192.168.1.1
192.168.1.254
adminadmin
Linksys192.168.1.1
192.168.1.10
192.168.1.254
192.168.2.1
adminadmin
Netgear192.168.1.1adminadmin
Netgear192.168.1.1adminpassword
Asus192.168.1.1
192.168.2.1
10.10.1.1
adminadmin
Belkin192.168.1.1
192.168.2.1
10.0.0.2
10.1.1.1
(none)MiniAP
Billion192.168.1.254adminadmin

How to Change 192.168. 1.1 Router’s Password

It’s very important to change your router’s IP default password and create a new password to secure your router and WiFi.

To create a new password on your new router follow these steps.

Go to Router admin pageadvanced settings > Router Admin > Change Password > Enter Old > New Password > save.

When next you want to log into your router you must use the new password as the old password would have been overwritten by the new password.

How to Log Into Different Routers with 192.168.1.1

Below is how to log into a different router using the default IP address 192.168.1.1

How to Log into Cisco Router with 192.168.1.1

If you are using Cisco router instead of Linksys routers the process to log into the two routers will be different. Therefore, to log into the Cisco router using IP address 192.168.1.1 read the steps. To start with, first get RJ45 cable.

Now, connect your Cisco router to your PC using RJ45 cable.  Power on both the PC and the Cisco router.

Open a browser, Chrome is good, and visit the IP address 192.168.l.l as your URL and log into your Cisco router account with your default username and password if you have not changed them otherwise enter the new username and password to login.

192.168.1.1

Once you are logged into the Cisco admin page you can follow this entire tutorial to change your username password, set an encrypted security password, change the SSID name and configure your router to suits you are secure it from unknown users.

How to Log in to D-Link Router with 192.168.11

You need a unique cable like Ethernet cable to connect your D-link router to your PC to achieve a successful login else, the connection may be breaking.

First, connect your D-link router to your PC or desktop computer using the Ethernet cable. Open a browser on your computer and visit either http://192.168.1.1 or http://dlinkrouter  as the URL.

Log into your D-link router with your username and password. If the router is new use your default password and username else use the new password if you have changed it.

192.168.l.l

For the first time, you need to set up the Cisco basics like WiFi password, USSI name, change login information and the likes. All these are found in the settings and advanced settings option.

How to Log into Netgear Router with IP 192.168.1.1

You can use either the RJ45 cable or Ethernet cable to connect your Netgear router to your PC or desktop. All you need to do is make sure the router is firmly connect the computer and the computer recognizes it when connected.

Open a browser on the computer you connected the Netgear router to and visit this IP address “192.168.1.1” as the URL.

Look at the routers pack or manual for the username and password if you have not changed it and log into your Netgear admin account else use the new username and password to access the admin page.

192.168.1.1

When you are on the admin page you can change your Netgear username, password, WiFi encryption and other security measures.

TP-Link Router Login with IP 192.168.1.1

TP-link router has a unique login URL but you can also login to the TP-link router using the general default IP address. The TP-link router login address is located at http://tplinkwifi.net yet you can also access your TP-link admin page with the general IP.

Now, connect your TP-link router to your computer using a working cable and visit TP-link router login at http://tplinkwifi.net or use the IP address at 192.168.l.l and enter your TP-link router’s username and password.

192.186.1.1

Once you are on the TP-link admin page navigate to wireless settings and configure your TP-link router to suits you. Most importantly, do not forget to hide your SSID name and create a unique SSID name.

How to Connect Router with the same IP Address

There is a way you can connect two routers using the same IP address. Say you have two routers with the same IP address 192.168.l.l, you can connect both routers without changing the IP address.

Here, you need a different cable. The best cable to use is the LAN cable. Once you get the LAN cable you can proceed to connect your two routers on the same IP.

First, connect one of the routers using a LAN cable to your computer and visit https://192.168.0.1 or www.192.168.l.l. Log into your router’s admin page using your the connected router’s username and password.

Now, go to the network setup or LAN setup and change the current IP address to the general routers’ IP address, 192.168.1.1 and save the new configuration.

If you are using a Netgear, follow this direction to change your IP address to 192.168.1.1. Netgear router Advanced > Setup > LAN Setup > IP address > change IP Apply

192.168.1.1

Now, connect the two routers to the LAN cable and you will see that they will be working fine. This is a complete guide on how to setup up the router and IP 192.168.1.1 related issues. However, if you are still facing any issue configuring your router with the default IP address or change of router’s username and password please comment below.

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