192.168.1.1: Ever Wondered about this Internet Protocol? Then You are at the right place to know the actual things in a quite informative way.If you have ever tried set up a router at your home/office you might notice that all the address within the network is more similar such as 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.1.1.But what might be the reason for using these particular IP Address instead of other !!?Without wasting much of our time let me dig out with the actual basics.
All internet enabled devices don’t have the unique Internet Protocol(IP).If there is one we might fall for the shortage of those addresses.
192.168.1.1 is the network address which is default used by all the small private networks and we can use 10.0.0.1 or 192.168.0.1 for same purposes as well.
Why exactly we use 192.168.0.1 for small private networks:
Long Ago, back in 1996 the team of IETF(Internet Engineering Tak Force) sorted out some things after their hours of discussion and one of them is “They thought to give away only a range of IPV4 Address for internal purposes” i.e IP’S between a particular range is given to the devices within closed networks such that this range of IPs is not available for Public Usage.
Note: The below data is used for Private networks only.
Finally, IETF teamed with IANA(Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) and reserved three range of IP addresses for the private networks.
- 10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255 (Class A)
- 172.16.00 – 172.31.255.255 (Class B)
- 192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255 (Class C)
You have to choose one of the range from the above depending on how large your network is !! In detail,
- Class A can be given to a network which needs 16,777,216 IP addresses.
- Class B can be given to a network which needs 1,048,576 IPs
- Class C can be given to a network which needs 65,536 IPs
So Which Class does our private home network needs? Hope we don’t even connect some 50-100 devices to a single private home network.Low Class=Less Technical Problems
So Our Home-based private networks (Routers)Falls under class C i.e 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255 which also means you can connect 254 devices to one Home Private connection.So this was the reason for assigning
You can any class of these private networks addresses according to your need.There is no limit and some rules for your Addresses.If you need to connect someone lakh internet enabled devices within a private network(Assume you need a private network for a small company)you can simply create with class B .There are the ranges created just for our use But based on our needs.You have the freedom to choose the class as per your requirements.
Things we do with 192.168.1.1
If you are reading this on an internet connection through a private network(Router)Simply follow the steps to know the things you can do with the IP.
- You can change the security settings of your Home Router.
- If you are using a router based on this IP Address, You can get access to your Admin part of your Home network where you have a chance to change a lot of options such as DNS, Proxy, Network management and what not!
- You can access WLAN settings, DHCP Client settings as well.
Log in to 192.168.1.1 IP Address
First of all, make sure of your Router Ip.If it is not the above one you need to know your Router IP address in order to log in to admin panel and make any changes to it.If it is then,
- Search for http://192.168.1.1 through your browser.
- If you remember, Enter Your Login Details.
- If you not you had a chance by trying the default usernames and Passwords of Router.
10.0.0.1 is the class A range of IP Addresses where you can allocate 16,777,216 addresses to internet-enabled Devices which are connected to a single private network.It is same as 188.8.131.52 but it was taken by Biggies i.e if you need more than lakh of Address to be given in a single network then you can go for class A.
The only Difference between them is the number of addresses.Anyway the number of addresses you have the more technical knowledge you need.
If you are the one who connected to the internet via some private based networks we recommend you bookmark the page for future use.If you had any issues with your router or some other things related to it please feel free to comment down or contact us through our contact section.