192.168.1.1 is an address primarily used by Linksys routers. It is used by router to initialize itself and connect to other devices on the network. Other devices use this address to connect back to the router.
How to configure your Linksys router
To configure your router you need to type http://192.168.1.1/ into address bar of your browser. You should see a page with router details which will ask you for username and password.
If you see any other page like search results or anything else then router is not connected to 192.168.1.1 address or you computer is not able to see the router. In this case try to check if router is connected to your computer or if Wi-Fi is enabled on your computer and you are connected to the right wireless network.
Recovering router password
If you don't remember your router password please read article about recovering router password.
Repairing common router problems
Many Linksys routers problems could be solved by going through following checklist:
- Check if your router is turned on
- Check if your computer has connection to the router
- Check if your router internet light is on or blinking (consult with manual
to see what each state means)
- Make sure your router is connected to your cable/DSL modem
- Check if you can see router admin interface by typing http://192.168.1.1/ in your browser address bar
- If you are using Wi-Fi connection to connect to your router make sure that your computer is connected to the wireless network managed by your router. You can perform quick and easy check to see if Wi-Fi network is managed by your router. To do it just turn router off and see which network disappears from wireless network list.
Looking up your router IP address
If you're not sure that your router IP address is 192.168.1.1 and you don't see your router administrative console at http://192.168.1.1/ then most probably your router is configured with different IP address and you need to look it up.
To lookup your router IP address use following instructions.
For step by step instructions on how to get router IP address using Windows graphic interface refer to our Windows router IP address guide.
Below are quick steps to get router IP address using Command Prompt tool.
Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt.
When Command Prompt window opens, type the following command:
ipconfig | findstr /i "Gateway"
You should see prompt similar to: C:\Documents and Settings\administrator>
ipconfig | findstr /i "Gateway"
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.l.l
In this example, your default router IP address is 192.168.1.1
Read our ipconfig tool guide for more information about how to use ipconfig and interpret its output.
Unix and Linux
You'll need to open a Terminal. Depending on your Linux distribution, it can be located in the menu items at the top, or at the bottom of your screen. Click Applications > System Tools > Terminal.
When terminal is open, type the following command:
ip route | grep default
The output of this should look something like the following:
joe$ ip route | grep default
default via 192.168.l.l dev eth0 proto static
In this example, again, 192.168.1.1 is your default gateway (router) IP address.
Go to your device home screen by pressing home button.
Click on Settings icon and there select Wi-Fi.
Make sure that you are connected to the right Wi-Fi network before proceeding.
Once connected click on the name of the network you are connected too. You will see screen with connection details like on the screen below.
On the connection details screen you will see multiple lines with different parameters of your Wi-Fi network. Search for "Router" line. It will contain your router IP address.
Open the Terminal application. To do this, click Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal.app. Or alternatively you can click on Launcher and type Terminal in the search bar.
When Terminal.app is open, type the following command:
netstat -nr | grep default
This will output the following:
joe$ netstat -nr | grep default
default 192.168.1.1 UGSc 50 46 en1
In this example, 192.168.1.1 is your default gateway (router) IP address.
Other routers default IP addresses
Same approach as described above applies to routers which use other default IP addresses like 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.254, etc. You will need to repeat steps above to find out which IP address router is using. After that you can type this address in browser address bar and login to router administrative console.
192.168.1.1 IP address subnet details
Address: 192.168.1.1 11000000.10101000.00000001 .00000001
Netmask: 255.255.255.0 = 24 11111111.11111111.11111111 .00000000
Wildcard: 0.0.0.255 00000000.00000000.00000000 .11111111
Network: 192.168.1.0/24 11000000.10101000.00000001 .00000000 (Class C)
Broadcast: 192.168.1.255 11000000.10101000.00000001 .11111111
HostMin: 192.168.l.l 11000000.10101000.00000001 .00000001
HostMax: 192.168.1.254 11000000.10101000.00000001 .11111110
Hosts/Net: 254 (Private Internet)