Most of you must be familiar with terms IP Address and Router but, do you really know what IP Address or Router is actually? Like “how do router works with IP addresses?” or “how IP addresses are assigned to every different device?” or “how do they function?”, in this article we are about share and answer the answers to such questions that might pop up in your mind, in case if you are hearing about these terms for the first time.
IP Address stands for Internet Protocol Address, these are more of like a numerical label assigned to devices. Each IP Address is consisting of numbers separated by point and are always written in human readable form e.g. 192.168.1.100. On the other hand, Routers are devices to which IP Addresses are assigned and their primary function is to forward data packets between different computer network using internet protocol for communication.
What is 192.168.1.100?
192.168.1.100 is assigned private address by Internet Assigned Number Authority which means 192.168.1.100 IP address can only be used within private network as in home or local network.
192.168.1.100 IP Address belongs to class C private IP address and is used as default IP address for various brands of routers e.g. Linksys, Net Gear, Cisco etc. 192.168.1.100 is also known as the starting Ip address as it is often the first IP address to be assigned to various devices.
Features of 192.168.1.100 Default IP Address
192.168.1.100 IP address is the most common IP address used as default for various devices and the reasons is that it is filled with so many features which are worth to look out for:
- 168.1.100 IP address can be used inside any private network irrespective of the type of router user have.
- 168.1.100 is used as a default IP address for various routers but still if the administrator wants then they are free to change it to different addresses e.g. 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.2.
- 168.1.100 IP Address is assigned as the first IP address to various router because it belongs to IP Addresses within the range of 192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255, which gives around 65,535 possibilities of IP Addresses to be assigned to devices connected to router with 192.168.1.100 as its default IP Address.
How to Login to 192.168.1.100 Admin?
Logging in to your router’s administrative panel allows you to perform so many functions like changing your router’s IP address or changing its default username and password or for instance you can also improve your routers security functions.
You can login to your router’s administrative panel using steps provided herewith:
Step 1. Power on your device and connect it to your routers network so that the device stays inside the vicinity of router’s network.
Step 2. Open a web browser of your choice and in its address bar type http://192.168.1.100 and then hit enter.
Step 3. Next, you will be redirected to new window requiring your router’s login credentials i.e., router’s default username and password.
Step 4. Then type your router’s login credentials and hit login/enter button.
How to Find your Router’s IP Address?
Some of you might not be aware of your router’s default IP address s default IP address or maybe you forgot it. Well, in either case there is nothing to worry about as you can find your router’s IP address simply by following few steps given below:
Step 1. Switch on your device and press start button or either windows + R key.
Step 2. Then in the search bar type cmd and hit enter button.
Step 3. Next, select command prompt > type ipconfig and hit enter button.
Step 4. You will see a prompt window with your router’s IP address mentioned as default gateway.
For Mac OS:
Step 1. Switch on your apple device and then press the apple icon.
Step 2. Then select System Preferences and then select Network and Internet settings.
Step 3. Next, select advanced settings, under TCP/IP section you will find your router’s IP address mentioned as router.
Other than the ways mentioned above you can find your router’s IP address by checking its documents that comes along with your router or its instruction guide. However, you can also check the bottom of your router, it might have sticker on which the router’s default IP address.
How to Change your Router’s IP Address?
Most of the companies uses the same IP address as default for their router models, and sometimes when you buy more than one router of same brand, they might have the same IP address. Having two routers with same IP address can create confusion, to solve this confusion one might need to change the default IP address of their router.
Changing your router’s IP address can be done in few simple steps, which are given below:
Step 1. Switch on your device and then connect it to your router’s network.
Step 2. Open a web browser and in the address-bar type your router’s current IP Address.
Step 3. Then login to your router’s admin panel using your routers default username and password.
Step 4. Then select LAN and DHCP settings under administrative panel of your router.
Step 5. Then make changes to LAN and DHCP settings and hit submit button to save the changes.
Lastly, wait for few seconds or a minute so that the router can restart, after that disconnect your devices and then reconnect them back to your router’s network using the new IP Address of your router.
IP addresses are integral part of a router network as it allows the router and helps also in connecting with various other networks. 192.168.1.100 is a class C private IP address, and is the most common IP address used as default in various router brands e.g. Linksys, Net Gear or etc.
IP addresses also allows you to perform various functions such as changing its username and password or improving its security settings also, from the administrative panel of router.