What is the significance of 192.168.0.1?
192.168.0.1 is one of those private Internet Protocol (or IP in short) addresses which are usually utilized by specific routers such as D-Link and Netgear routers. Namely, this router brands are rivals of the company Cisco, Incorporated. Furthermore, they produce a great number of the routers which are sold all over the world. It cannot be said that this network address is exclusive for the D-Link and Netgear companies, as other key manufacturers of routers can choose this default address should they wish to. Thus, this address is used to set up the router, as well as identify problems with the network’s connectivity with the mentioned products.
Which are the other IP addresses which are used for routers? And how is the mentioned address different from the others?
Some other typically utilized router default IP addresses are 192.168.2.1 as well as 192.168.1.1 (also private IP addresses). Thus, the main use of the D-link and Netgear IP address is allowing a network administrator or end-user to link up with the router in the aim of configuring the security settings and the Internet connection, or by and large to conduct the functions of the network administrator.
How is the Netgear router setup accessed?
This address – 192.168.0.1 – is used for accessing the page for the Netgear router’s setup. The most usual reason for accessing this page is for changing or setting up the wireless safety mode, or to change or set the network name (or SSID) as well as to change or set the network security key.
The steps are as follows:
1. Turn on the router.
2. Link the device to the router by way of an Ethernet cable. Routers usually demand the hard-wired link.
3. Open the device’s web browser, then enter the address 192.168.0.1 in the bar of the browser address. After that, press or click the Return or Enter keys, depending on the computer model.
4. Type in the username/password previously set up for the router. In the case that the default login and password were not changed, ‘admin’ can be used for the login and then ‘password’; after this click the OK button.
5. Subsequent to logging into the router, the main Netgear router configuration page will be displayed on the browser. Then choose the menu option Wireless Settings on the left side in order to modify and/or view the password or passphrase, the wireless encryption type, as well as the SSID for the network. After all that, click the Apply button.
And how is the Netgear router reset?
Another use of this address is resetting the router to its default settings, along with the original Netgear router’s configuration and use of the default 192.168.0.1 IP address. This usually happens when a user cannot remember the router or network login or password or may have some other problems with the computer. Namely, upon resetting a Netgear router, all the networking information which was formerly typed in manually can be lost forever. Thereby, it is necessary to ensure that items such as for example the ISP password, username, ports, ISP addresses, and services, are all noted down prior to resetting the computer. If this does not happen, connectivity in the home can be lost due to the resetting process.
These are the steps for this procedure:
1. In the case that the reset button is on the rear router panel router, it can be reset without the need to download the existing router firmware.
2. What you need to do now is press and then hold the button for resetting which is found on the back of the router; do this pending the blinking of the router’s test light. This will take about 10 seconds for new Netgear routers. Also, what is needed is a paper clip or the nib of a pen for accessing the button easily.
3. The rest button needs to be released and then you need to wait for the rebooting of the Netgear.
4. You need to log into the router by typing 192.168.0.1 in the browser’s url bar and using ‘admin’ as the default username and ‘password’ – or even the simple number sequence ‘1234’).
5. In the case that a configuration reset did not occur, the router power should be unplugged and the reset button pressed and held. After this, you can reconnect the router, then, continuing to press the button, wait for twenty seconds.
6. Then wait for the rebooting of the router and log in by using the default user name and the password.
7. The firewall on the D-Link and the Netgear routers can be enabled, as well as all the devices on the network. The point of this is to ensure the protecting of the network and the customers on multiple levels against so called network intrusions.