IP Address and Routers, when you read these terms, you might say you know about IP Address and Routers, you must have heard about these terms but still the question here arises Do you really know “What IP address and routers actually means”, like How do they perform their functions? Or How they get connected to devices? Etc. Well in this article, we are about to share some of the basic tips about IP address and routers.
Routers are devices that connect to computer via Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi and perform the function of directing the traffic between different computer networks. On the other hand Internet Protocol Address abbreviated as IP address are a set of numbers generally separated by a point and are written in human readable form such as 192.168.2.1 .
IP addresses are assigned to routers and other devices also that are connected to internet or might use internet protocol to communicate between different computer networks.
What is 192.168.2.1?
192.168.2.1 is a private IP address which means this can be used as default IP address within private network only such as in home or local network. However, 192.168.2.1 IP address can also be configured manually to any devices that use address within this range. 192.168.2.1 is used as the local default IP address in different brands of routers i.e., Motorola, Lenovo, Netgear, Ubee and many others.
Features of 192.168.2.1
Like all the other IP addresses 192.168.2.1 IP Address is filled with features worth to look out:
- As this IP address can be configured manually this means the router’s IP address can be assigned to smart phone, smart TV or laptop etc.
- It is important to note that 192.168.2.1 can be used as a default gateway for various routers.
- Sending the data/processing of the traffic to various destinations can be done via the default gateways.
- The flow of data packets over internet by routers becomes easy and smooth.
How to Login to 192.168.2.1 Admin
Logging in to router’s IP address allows you to get into its admin panel and change its settings as you would like to. You can simply log in by using the following steps:
Step1. Connect the device to router’s network and open web browser in the address bar type http://192.168.2.1 and hit enter button.
Step2. Next, you will see a window where you will be required to type the default username and password.
Step3. Type in default username and password and hit login/enter button. You will be redirected to admin panel of your router.
How to Find your Router’s IP Address?
Most of the routers which are used in home network have private IP Addresses that generally starts from 192.168.XXX.XXX and the last digits can be any integer from 1-255. However, if you are not aware of your router’s IP Address you can simply find it by using some simple steps given below:
Step1. Switch on your device and click on the start button, type cmd in the search box.
Step2. Next, select command prompt > type ip config and hit enter button.
Step3. You will be redirected to a new window where you will see your router’s IP next to default gateway.
In Mac OS
Step1. Switch on your apple device and go to utilities > Terminal.
Step2. A new screen will pop up and type netstart – nr|grep default.
Step3. You will see your router’s IP Address next to default.
Other than these you can also find your router’s IP Address in the documents or booklets that comes with router or you can also look at the bottom of your router usually IP addresses are printed on labels and pasted at router’s bottom.
How to Change your Router’s IP Address?
Once you have logged in to your router’s admin panel it allows you to perform various functions which includes changing the current IP Address of your router. To change the current or default IP Address of your router you just need to follow few steps which are:
Step1. Switch on your device and connect it to your router’s network.
Step2. Open web browser and login to your router’s current IP Address.
Step3. Next, go to LAN settings and DHCP settings > change LAN host settings and press submit button.
Step4. Wait for at least 30-60 seconds so that DHCP module can restart.
Finally, disconnect all the devices and reconnect them back to your router using the new IP Address.
192.168.2.1 is a private IP address and used as default IP Address by brands such as Motorola, Netgear etc. It can be configured manually to smart phones, laptop and smart TV etc.
You can easily login to 192.168.2.1 admin panel and change it settings such as change its default username and password, you can also change its default IP address and improve its security settings. 192.168.2.1 is filled with various features you can explore.