192.168.1.1, or sometimes it was mistyping by
192.168.l.l, is the default gateway IP address which is used by Linksys broadband routers and by various brands such as Asus, Belkin, 2Wire, TP-Link, Airlink, Buffalo, Trendnet, Tenda...
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
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:
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 Setup A Home Network Router.
If the router is not set up to use
192.168.1.1, check the manufacturer's documentation or find out your default gateway IP address by following this guide: How To Find Your Router IP Address.
Looking for a guide to setup home network? Check out How To Setup A Home Network Router.