The IP address number 192.168.0.0 (or 192.168.1.1/192.168.0.1) signifies a simply private (non-routable) network used for the internal networks of personal or small enterprises. These types of networks can have up to 254 machines connected locally (numbers ranging from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.254). This article will explain these IP addresses and their differences.
By default, the network's gateway (typically a router), will be assigned an IP address of 192.168.0.1. The network, then, assigns addresses ranging from 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254 to other computers on the network.
What does 192.168.0.1 refer to?
The number 192.168.0.1 is the default internet protocol address (or IP address) for all kinds of TP-link, D-Link and NetGear models. This private IPv4 network address can be changed at any time using your network router's management console.
192.168.0.1 vs. 192.168.1.1
By default, routers of several Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will create a 192.168.0.0 based network, using the number 192.168.0.1 as the router IP by default.
If you would like to make use of a specific router behind your ISP's router, you have two options: change your default IP address or keep the current configuration. However, if you want to use a router behind your ISP's box, it is not necessary to have the router mode enabled on the current configuration.
Here are some examples of how different router modes and switches would assign IP addresses to computers in a network.
Router mode IP 192.168.0.1
- Switch/WiFi AP: IP 192.168.0.2
- PC1: IP 192.168.0.3
- PC2: IP 192.168.0.4
- PC3: IP 192.168.0.5:
Router mode IP 192.168.0.1
- Router: IP 192.168.1.1
- PC1: IP 192.168.1.2
- PC2: IP 192.168.1.3
- PC3: IP 192.168.1.4:
Router mode disabled
Router mode disabled: IP 82.x.x.x
- Router: IP 192.168.0.1
- PC1: IP 192.168.0.2
- PC2: IP 192.168.0.3
- PC3: IP 192.168.0.4:
The equipment's manufacturers configure routers to create a new network (type 192.168.1.0) if a 192.168.0.1 network type already exists! The router will have 192.168.1.1 as default address and will give other machines on the network addresses ranging from 192.168.1.2 to192.168.1.254.
What are http://192.168.0.1 and http://192.168.1.1?
Routers usually take the default address 192.168.0.1 (or 192.168.1.1). In most cases these routers can be configured via a web interface using one of the following URL : http://192.168.0.1 / http://192.168.1.1.
For the first connection it is necessary to use an RJ-45 cable connecting the computer and the router, to configure it! The next step is to enter your credentials for the web interface (login and password). These default password and login are specified in the manufacturer's documentation.
Unable to connect to http://192.168.1.1
In most cases, one will try to set up a custom router behind the default ADSL router of the ISP, to take advantage of new features like the ability to create a Wi-Fi network , with more features than the one proposed by the ISP router, like latest innovations in term of security (WPA2, 802.11x, RADIUS, etc..) or performance (802.11g, MIMO, etc..).
Thus, if it is a wireless router it will usually be configured with the WiFi feature disabled, meaning that the first configuration will require connection using RJ-45 cable. Moreover, if the router does not accept the RJ-45 cable connection, it is usually sufficient to restart the router or do a hard reset (Please refer to manufacturer's documentation).
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