192.168.1.1 - Linksys Router Admin IP Address

Help for Setting Up Your Router

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192.168.1.1 is an IP address normally used by Linksys broadband routers and sometimes by other brands of network routers or home network gateway equipment. Network administrators use this address to help set up a new router or update settings for an existing one. The same address can also be used on business computer networks.

Technically a computer, printer or another device can be set up to use this address instead of a router although that's not a recommended network setup as it can easily lead to IP address conflicts.

 192.168.1.1 belongs to the private IP address range that starts with 192.168.0.0 and extends through 192.168.255.255.

Connecting to A Router Using 192.168.1.1

It isn't always necessary to know your router's IP address. Phones and other devices typically can find the router by its name (SSID) whenever they need to get online. However, knowing the address becomes important when setting up a new router initially or when troubleshooting a home network problem.

If the router has an IP address of 192.168.1.1, you can connect to it by opening a Web browser and visiting:

http://192.168.1.1/

This allows you to log into the router's administrator console and access its configuration screens. The procedure may fail for these three reasons:

  1. The router has failed and is unresponsive to connections via the browser.
  2. The router is set up to use a different address than 192.168.1.1.
  3. The computer and its browser failed to join the network.

    Troubleshooting an Unresponsive Router

    Network troubleshooting steps should be followed to determine why a router set up at 192.168.1.1 is not responding. The issue may lie with the router itself, with the client device, or with the connection in between (such as cabling or wireless interference issues).

    See also: How to Set Up a Router

    How to Determine Your Router's IP Address

    If the router is not set up to use 192.168.1.1, check the manufacturer's documentation or website to find the correct address and try again. Other common router addresses are 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.2.1, but there are too many possibilities to guess them all. See also: What Is the IP Address of a Router?

    Troubleshooting Incorrectly Configured Computers

    Even if a router at 192.168.1.1 is functioning well, the computer's network set up may be wrong causing connections to the router to malfunction in various ways. Troubleshooting is again necessary to determine which of many possibilities could be the problem here. See also: Troubleshooting a Wireless Home Network

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