A Quick Overview of the Network IP 192.1.1

192.1.1 Is a Public Network Address

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The network IP address 192.1.1 refers to the range of public IP addresses between 192.1.1.0 and 192.1.1.255, but don't confuse it with the 192.168.1 network. In fact, many people mistakenly refer to 192.168.1.1 as 192.1.1.

Home networks commonly use the 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.255 address range because many broadband routers are configured by default to use this private IP network range. Unlike 192.168.1, however, 192.1.1 is intended to be used by public internet hosts only.

Who Uses the 192.1.1 Network Range?

192.1.1 itself is not an IP address. An address consists of four parts, such as an address that's a part of this range, like 192.1.1.61. This "dotted quad" format means that devices can't use 192.1.1 as their IP address in any way, even as a static IP address.

This IP address can't be used with any router or other interfaces directly communicating with the public internet, because this whole range of addresses is already reserved for public use. This rule can be confusing because 192.1.1 looks like private addresses such as 192.168.1.1.

However, on the internet, the IP address range 192.1.1.1 through 192.1.1.255 is registered to Raytheon BBN Technologies (originally called Bolt, Beranek, and Newman). This range includes every address between those two, such as 192.1.1.61, 192.1.1.225 and 192.1.1.253.

When You Can Use the 192.1.1 Subnet

With that said, so long as you understand that your external, internet-facing network can't have an IP address starting with 192.1.1, it is okay to create an internal network starting with that subnet range.

This is because, on an internal network, you're allowed to create any IP range you want - it doesn't have to start with 192.168.1.1. That IP address is only a recommended standard for internal networks.

To create an internal network starting with 192.1.1:

  1. Navigate to the Local IP Network menu. You can set your router's internal IP address as 192.1.1.1.

    Screenshot of router IP address setting
  2. This will automatically set the range for all internal devices on your home network to start with 192.1.1. So long as you have your devices to get their IP addresses automatically, they'll get assigned an IP address starting with 192.1.1.

Even though this isn't a recommended IP address range for an internal home network, it is allowed and it will work fine.

However, if you've simply confused the recommended standard IP address for a home router of 192.168.1.1, it's a good idea to revert to using that recommended address instead.