A router is a very useful device that helps to create a connection for sharing information. Not only that, but it can also connect your computer to the internet, and routers are increasingly being used for that purpose nowadays. If you have a router, you probably know what an admin interface is. It’s the page where you can customize your router network to suit your requirements. It can only be accessed by the one who owns the network.
Now, you have to go to a certain IP address for this, which would depend on the router you’re using and the network provider. One such address that’s used is 192.168.0.101. In case you’re a new user, you’ll find some useful information here.
How does this address work?
First, you must know that there are two types of IP addresses — private and public. The people on the internet can see only the public one. Whereas, only you can see the private one. These are used for local networks only. As a result, they are relatively safer compared to public ones. Now, when you want to access your admin interface, you do that with the help of your private IP address, in this case, 192.168.0.101.
Who uses this IP address?
192.168.0.101 is only one of the IP addresses that are commonly used by various routers. This one is mostly used by Netgear. After that, the second most common use of this address is D-link (for some models). Apart from that, Sercomm uses it for one of their router models. If you don’t know your private IP address, there are prominent ways through which you can find it out.
How do you log in with 192.168.0.101?
Need to access your admin console? You have to go to this IP address and log in with your network credentials. However, that comes later, first, you need to connect to your router network. Make sure that the connection is stable. Once this is done, simply go to the web browser search for this IP address, and make sure you’ve typed it right. Also, you don’t need to be connected to the internet to access it, as it’s a local network. Further, it’s supposed to take you to the login page right away. If it doesn’t, either there’s a connection problem or you have mistyped the address.
What to do if the address isn’t working?
If you’ve been unable to reach the address after trying multiple times, this could mainly have two causes — either there’s a problem with the connection between the router and device, or you have typed the incorrect address. People often mistyped it, so you must make sure that you haven’t made that mistake. Also, you might want to make sure whether you’re using the right address, which isn’t that hard.
Now, if it’s still not working, there has to be a problem with the connection. You might have connected the router to your device wireless, as is preferred nowadays. However, you must try using a cable. That way the connection would be more stable and the network would be secure.
How do you make sure of the private IP address?
Does it seem to you that you’ve got the wrong address? Then, it probably might be the case. There is no need to worry yet as there’s a simple way to find the right one. First, look at the manual for this information. If you find it there, the problem is solved.
However, in case you don’t, you can find it using your computer. The process depends on whether you’re using Windows or Mac. In the case of the former, you have to go to Wi-Fi settings and select the router network. The number given next to IPv4 is your private IP address.
For Mac users, it works a little differently. You have to choose the network you’re using given in the system preferences. There you’ll see the private IP address of your router mentioned clearly.
What if you don’t remember login details?
When you set up a router, you are required to set your login credentials. You must remember or note it down somewhere so that you don’t have a problem accessing your admin console later on. People often end up forgetting this information. That’s why the service providers usually write the login credentials on a sticker and paste them somewhere on the router. Otherwise, you can try looking at the user manual, as they might have written it down there.
However, this would be helpful only if you haven’t changed the credentials, since setting up the router. If you already have done so and forgot the information, resetting might be your only option. For that, there’s a tiny hole at the back of the router. Basically, there’s a button at the end of it, that you have to push with a pin. Hold it down for about 10 seconds and the router will reset. As a result, you’ll be able to use the initial login details.
Can a Private IP address be changed?
In case you’re wondering! Yes, it can be changed just like your credentials and other settings. You might want to do this as it can be used as a security measure. After all, hackers can crack your local IP address, as well as they can even get your login details. Therefore, it won’t be such a bad idea.
Moreover, it’s simple to do, in case you’re wondering. Just login to your admin page and go to the network settings. Next, you’ll have to click on router settings and you’ll get the option to change the address. Finally, you have to type the new one in there.