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Generally speaking, is a private IP address. It is usually used as IP address for routers. For some of them, it is a default IP address.

What Is An IP Address?

The IP address is the abbreviation of Internet Protocol address. It is an important element in internet trafficking. It would be impossible for some information to be sent from one device to the other through the Internet without it.

Just as an address in any other context, an IP address is used for identifying and locating certain elements. In this very context, these elements are devices such as computers, routers, printers, self-phones, tablets, etc. If they should be somehow connected, they need to have addresses. Using them, there could be established certain kind of data traffic so some data could be shipped from one device to the other.

For example, if you want to send some document from your computer to the other, there need to be some connection between these two computers. For the document to be sent there must be an address of the device that should receive it (the second computer) and the device that should send it (the first computer). So, addresses are very important in this process since they represent nodes in the network of interconnected devices.

An example of an IP address is, although it could be converted into a form that is readable by humans (for example www.wikipedia.org).

Public and Private IP Addresses

There are two types of IP addresses: public and private.

Public addresses are those ones that are suitable for communication between hosts on global Internet. Because of that, public IP addresses have to be unique ones. Otherwise, there would be more than one device at the same address. In this situation, the problem would be the fact that some data couldn’t be shipped to the specific receiver device.

On the other hand, private IP addresses are used within private networks which are usually suitable for homes, offices, and enterprise local area networks. Information from private IP addresses cannot be transferred through the public network directly and that is why these addresses don’t need to be globallyunique ones. However, they need to be unique within the private network in order to avoid an IP address conflicts. as Private IP Address for Routers

IP addresses that are included in the range between and are reserved for private IP addresses. This is one of three blocks of IP addresses that are reserved for this purpose.

Because is from mentioned range of IP addresses, it is a private IP address. In most cases, it is a private IP address for routers. Another name for this address, if it is used for the router, is the gateway. The reason for this is the fact that router is the gateway to the Internet for various devices that rely on it.

Theoretically, any device could be addressed as, not just routers. But commonly it is not the case because of the possibility of IP address conflicts.

For some kinds of routers such as Linksys router, is the default gateway. This means that this IP address was designed as router’s private IP address when it had been manufactured. The administrator has to know this IP address when he/she setting up it for the first time. However, the administrator can change it eventually.

Why Is It Important to Know Default IP Address of Your Router?

There are two main benefits that you can get by knowing your router’s private IP address (in our case

Firstly, you need to know this address if you want to get access to the router setup. You can easily go to the setup page using Internet browser. In the address bar, you just need to type After that, you will have to fill in the username and the password. If you do that for the first time for a particular router than default login data are as following: there is no entry for the username and the password is “admin”. When you successfully log in, you will be in a position to set up the wireless safety mode, to change the name of the network, etc.

Secondly, maybe you would be in a situation where you will be compelled to reset your router to its factory defaults. This could be the case if your router has constant working problems or if you just forgot login information. After resetting the router by holding the reset button for 10 seconds, you will have to use its default IP address ( to set up the router again in the way it is described earlier.


49 thoughts on “

  1. Murray

    how to find the network name or SSID and password

  2. Alstrom Admin wireless Settings are simple

  3. Hill

    play with the settings

  4. Barnett

    protect your internet connection from unauthorized

  5. Priddy

    wifi login username password for Asus RT-N66U??

  6. Dave

    The admin panel can be accessed on most Linksys routers by entering “”

  7. Guido

    Your username and password are both ‘admin’

  8. Rich

    In the basic system setup window

  9. Susan

    WiFi modem allows you to configure various settings

  10. laurie

    You should be prompted to login with a username and password

  11. debb

    Type the device’s user name and password

  12. Magers

    Open IE or Netscape Web browser

  13. Toddy

    Input user name and password, then click Login key to enter WEB setting

  14. Burch

    into the address bar

  15. Deyna

    in Internet Explorer after connecting the router

  16. aldis

    just leave the box empty and the default Password is “admin”

  17. Fernando

    default IP address used by Linksys routers

  18. Rita

    I want to make a minecraft server,help!

  19. Angelo

    as four decimal numbers separated by periods (such as

  20. Kenneth

    Router, Gateway, User, Password

  21. Tasha

    may be asked to “unlock” the router with a user name and password

  22. Monique

    user name: admin and password admin

  23. clark

    you didn’t change the default password

  24. Marty

    Login to the ADSL Router

  25. Nancy

    change your wireless password so no one can connect to your internet

  26. Lisa

    If that doesn’t work try

  27. Michele

    Provide admin username and password of your modem

  28. Neil9

    There are two ways how to access the setup

  29. Samantha

    Select Network>WLAN>SSID Settings

  30. Diana

    thanks for the info

  31. rocky

    I need to reset the admin account

  32. Carlo

    username and password should both be admin

  33. Edward

    I forgot my password. cant change user and password

  34. Krow

    You will receive a temporary password

  35. Jermain

    Four keys can be defined so that you can change

  36. Nina

    the network device attached to your computer connected at the private IP address

  37. Denise

    change the default password on a common Linksys network router

  38. floyd

    try router as user name as password, it works for many CPEs

  39. Meb006

    users is entering the wrong password

  40. Sharon

    but it is still important to prevent a casual hacker

  41. kastor

    Update the DSL network password in your modem

  42. Torri

    One Username, One Password

  43. Stacy

    complete your profile and change your password

  44. Amy

    I tried it and it work

  45. Lynda

    STC has an official password standard

  46. Phil

    The rundown of the default passwords of probably the most widely recognized

  47. Shane

    the EAP1750H offers different encryption settings

  48. dick

    What’s wrong with my macvlan settings with docker?

  49. Anthony

    they asked for user and password i put admin


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