This article briefly explains you, from what an IP address is; to how you can change the name and password of your Wi-Fi Network. This article will make you an intermediate if not an expert in this.
What is an IP address such as 10.1.1.1?
An IP address is only needed to either block or access a device with this IP address assigned to it. 10.1.1.1 is the IP address of your router that the computer devices on your network users to connect it.
10.1.1.1 is a private IP address that can be assigned to any device on local networks configured to use this address range. Many home broadband routers have their default IP address set to 10.1.1.1.
Users find this address easier to remember than alternatives; hence they actively change their router’s default address to 10.1.1.1. It is not too different from other addresses on home networks but is much more popular.
Not just any number can be an IP address. There are specific sets of numbers that are reserved by IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority).
How to Login to Your Router at 10.1.1.1?
The internet is a huge playground, where you can do this or do that. You can connect with people all over the world, watch whatever show you had on your bucket list.
And can learn trending skills with numerous websites and even from tutorials on YouTube.But to do any of the things mentioned above or let’s say to do anything, you need an internet connection.
The most basic way to have internet access in your territory, say your home, you need a router. A router at its basic provides you with a basic Wi-Fi network to use.
But why settle for less when you can easily avail yourself the maximum out of the same router box with just these few straightforward steps.
To make the necessary changes to your router, you must use IP address 10.1.1.1 to access the interface.
Step 1: The first step is to connect your computer or laptop to the router. You can either use a Wi-Fi network or can use a wired Ethernet connection, a wired Ethernet connection is preferred though.
Not to mention that you need an internet-capable device, as you already might possess it with the router.
Step 2: Once your device is powered with an internet connection, the next thing to do is to open up a web browser.
You can choose any browser to do this, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. Once you open the web browser, type 10.1.1.1 in the search bar and click that search button.
Step 3: The browser must have shown you the router’s interface. Next, you should receive a prompt to enter your login details associated with your router.
The correct username and password will grant your access to your router’s interface.To find the login username and password you can look for them on your router’s base, in most cases, they are detailed there.
The router manufacturer’s website is another option where you can look for your username and password.
How to Configure Your Router with 10.1.1.1?
The steps above will lead you to your router’s interface, and there are many things that can be done through this menu. But as for first-time use, you should definitely stick to fundamentals.
The next crucial step is to change login details for the interface so that no other person can have access to the interface except you.
Step 1: After following the above steps, you must have reached your router’s interface. Once you’re on the main menu, search for general settings or the admin setting menu.
Step 2: Now you will find a router password field menu, you might have to navigate a little to reach this field.
Step 3: Now, when you have found the right field to do the work, enter your desired yet strong password to secure your interface from any unwanted interference. You can also change your login username.
Step 4: Now once you have entered the new details, you want to save them once you’re done.
How to Change The Name and Password of Your Wi-Fi Network?
The next vital or indispensable action for you should be to change the name and password of your Wi-Fi network, or add them if you don’t have any. To alter the name of the Wi-Fi network, you need to change the SSID.
Step 1: Did you got out of the general/admin settings menu? If not good, and if yes, then please open these settings menu again, for further steps.
Step 2: Wireless settings option should be your next step. You can either navigate or search for this.
Step 3: Here you will find the SSID field. Select the desired field and type a favorable Wi-Fi name for your network.
Step 4: Now again save the changes to keep them intact.
FOR CHANGING THE PASSWORD
Step 1: – Did you got out of the general/admin settings menu? If not good, and if yes, then please open these settings menu again, for further steps.
Step 2: – Wireless settings option should be your next step. You can either navigate or search for this.
Step 3: Here you will find the Password field. Select the field and type a favorable Wi-Fi password for your network which is secure enough to keep intruders away.
Step 4: Now again save the changes to keep them intact.
More about 10.1.1.1
10.1.1.1 is a local, private, or gateway IP address. Computer devices connected to the Wi-Fi network, use your router’s 10.1.1.1 IP address.
Computers also have their own IP address, to request the Internet and to surf the internet. Your router can have different IP addresses such as public IP addresses instead of 10.1.1.1.
The IP address is actively used by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and the websites you visit to send the requested data to its destination, which is your device’s location (IP address).
Your public IP address receives it and then sends it to 10.1.1.1 your private IP address, which in turn sends it to your laptop or computer’s screen.
How to Find Your IP Address?
The chain of number 10.1.1.1 is a familiar and regularly found IP address, though your router can have a different IP address. If the 10.1.1.1 IP address does not work with your router.
You can search for your router and its model online, there you can find its exact IP address. Or you can alternatively check the base of your router for details.
The details including the IP address should be listed there. And if not, then there’s no need to worry, below I’ll share the method with which you can find your router’s IP address.
Different software you use has different ways to do so, check the methods in your software.
For A Computer or Laptop Running on MS Windows:
Step 1: Do you see that little network symbol, in the bottom right corner of your screen, click on that.
Step 2: Once the menu displays, select the Wi-Fi network that you are using to gain access to the internet.
Step 3: – After clicking on the Wi-Fi network, you see a bit much information related to the network. In that information, you will find a field that shares information about IPv4, which is your IP address and looks like 10.1.1.1.
For Mac OS X:
Step 1: – Click on the Apple menu, which you find in the top left corner of your screen.
Step 2: – A menu will be displayed, select system preferences from the menu.
Step 3: – You’ll be shown a list of available Wi-Fi networks, select the one you use to access the internet.
Step 4: – You will find router word over there, alongside which you can find your IP address.
This article was to help you with basics, there is a lot more you can do in the Interface. The major things, which most people struggle with have been covered in this article.