What is a Host Address and 192.168.1.1
If you are wondering about 192.168.1.1 IP address, you should first know the concept of Host Address. In the IP networking field, Host Address is the name given to the address associated to any host device, that is, any device that requires an Interface Network Card. The Host Address sometimes refers only to the host ID portion of the IP address (the last two bits of the IP address), in contrast with the network ID portion of the same address (the first 30 bits of the address).
192.168.1.1 is the IP address used to access your router or ADSL modem admin panel. It is setted by default for most of these devices. 192.168.1.1 is the most common address, but routers can also take others IP addresses, such as 10.0.0.1 and 192.168.0.1. These common addresses used on routers and ADSL modems are host addresses.
What settings can I configure accessing 192.168.1.1
By writing 192.168.1.1 on your browser, you can access the router admin panel or the management panel address of your modem . Through this panel you will be able to set and adjust several configurations of your router, that includes:
- IP Qos
- Network management options
- Security options
- WLAN settings
- DHCP client
Wherever you are, you can just type 192.168.1.1 on a browser and have access to all of these configuration settings.
To login into the configuration panel of your modem is the easiest part. As told before, just type the host address 192.168.1.1 on your browser. If you prefer, just click on the link below:
You will be requested to enter your login name and password. Just fill in accordingly and the admin panel will be shown on the screen.
It is possible that your router’s IP address is not 192.168.1.1. Although this address is the most common, depending on your router’s manufacturer you will need to find out the right IP address to access the admin panel. There are some options to do that and on this brief article you can learn that.
The main problem when accessing the 192.168.1.1 IP address is to forget the login information. That´s more common than it seems. Most users just do not bother to know or to access the admin information of the router. If you do not know your password and login information, follow the instructions below:
- If you never changed the password and login and do not know it, it is a good try to look at the label located along with the router’s serial number and login address (usually in the back part of the router/modem).
- In case you changed the password and no longer remember it, you should restore the router or modem factory settings. This is done by pressing the reset button that your wireless router or ADSL modem certainly has. Be sure to hold the button for no less than 10 seconds.
- In case you have never changed your username and password, another good option is to check the default username and password of your router on one of the many lists available on the internet. Like this one.