192.168.1.1 IP address is a default address for a significant number of Linksys, Netgear, TP-Link and ZyXEL routers. When one of the routers of brands above joins the network, it identifies itself with 192.168.1.1. You cannot assume though that if your router is one of the brands listed above it will have 192.168.1.1 as a default IP address. To make sure you have the right address you need to refer to your router manual and look what IP is used there.
192.168.1.1 belongs to a so-called "private network" IP range. This network addresses range is allocated specifically to be used by private networks and addresses from this range are not used on the internet. Most home networks utilize only small part of this range with addresses starting from 192.168.1.1 up to 192.168.1.254. So if your router uses 192.168.1.1 as an IP address you will still have 253 IP addresses for other devices.
Find your Router IP Address
If you're not sure that your router is using 192.168.1.1 as a default IP address, there are multiple methods available to find out what address your router uses. Below is a list of articles on our website which can help you find out your router IP address.
- Find IP of your router on Windows OS
- Find IP of your router using console on Windows OS
- Find IP of your router on Linux OS
- Find IP of your router on OS X
Configure your router
If you know that your router is using 192.168.1.1 IP address, all you need to do is type http://192.168.1.1/ into your browser address bar (any browser could be used). If you get an error page after this, then most probably your router is not using 192.168.1.1 as a default IP address and you need to read guides above to find it.
Navigating to this address will open a router administration interface login page. There you will need to type your router username and password. If you received your router/modem from ISP (internet service provider), you can find these details on the bottom of the router/modem. If you purchased your router, you can look into its user manual to find default username and password. There you can also find instructions on how to reset your router login details. Also we have some default username/password combinations available in our recovering router password article..