Nowadays, almost everyone of us are aware of the term router and IP Address but, only few us actually knows about IP address and routers such as How IP address works or performs their various functions? Or How do they connect to different computer network and etc.
IP Address stands for Internet Protocol Address and routers are the devices that forwards data packets through/via internet between different computer networks. IP Address generally are a set of numbers or you can say a numerical label assigned to every device connected to internet or to computer network that uses internet protocol for communication.
Ip address are usually written and displayed inhuman readable notations such as 192.168.8.1 which is used for IPv4 addresses (where v means the version of IP Addresses). In this article, we are about to share some information about how IP Address are assigned to devices? How they function? etc. So, let’s begin.
What is 192.168.8.1?
192.168.8.1 is a private IP Address, that are used to communicate with other systems or devices within the private network such as, local or home network.
192.168.8.1 IP address is used as default IP address in routers of brands like Media-link, Nexx, Adaptec, 3J Tech, Huawei, Giga-fest etc. and can also be used for IOT devices such as webcams and DVRs. But unlike 192.168.8.1 manufacture do not use this private address as default very often.
Features of 192.168.8.1
Although 192.168.8.1 is a private IP address and is not very commonly used as default IP address but, still it is filled with features you must know about.
- 168.8.1 IP address can be used in different networks in a sequential order at the same time.
- 168.8.1 IP address is commonly used for accessing routers functionalities and that too without any active internet connection.
- By using 192.168.8.1 IP address, sending data or processing of the traffic to various destinations can be done via the default gateways, and you can also configure networking equipment.
How to Login to 192.168.8.1 Default IP Address
If you want to explore your router’s admin panel and its default settings, the first step you need to perform is logging in to your router’s IP address. Logging in your router’s IP address is quite simple and can be done by the steps given below:
Step 1. First of all, switch on your computer or whatever device you are using, and connect it to your router’s network to make sure your computer is in under your router’s network vicinity.
Step 2. Next, open any web browser either Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox and type https://192.168.8.1 in the address bar and then press enter.
Step 3. You will see a new window, where you will be required to type your router’s default username and password. After typing in the username and password hit enter button.
Once you are inside the admin panel of your router you are allowed to perform various functions such as you can change default username and password, security settings and can even change your router’s IP address.
How to Find your Router’s IP Address?
Knowing your router’s IP address is very important but, incase you are not aware of your router’s IP Address don’t worry because you can easily find it, all you need is few steps to perform and those steps are given herewith:
Step 1. Start your computer and press/click on the start button.
Step 2. Next, in the search bar type cmd and then press OK button.
Step 3. Then select command prompt > ip config and hit the enter button.
Step 4. Once you have performed steps mentioned above sequentially, you will be redirected to a new window where your router’s Ip address would be mentioned next to default gateway.
Other than this, you can also find your router’s IP address in the manufacturer’s documentations or you can either check the bottom of your router, where you might find a label with the IP Address pasted on it.
How to Change your Router’s IP Address?
As mentioned in the article, that logging in to your router’s IP Address gives you access to router’s admin panel where you can perform various functions including changing the default IP Address of your router. Therefore, changing the IP address of your router is quite easy to be done.
Step 1. Start your computer and don’t forget to connect it to your router’s network.
Step 2. Next, you will be required to log in to your router’s admin panel by using the current IP address of your router.
Step 3. After you have successfully logged in, click on administrative tab inside the router’s admin panel or administration interface.
Step 4. Further, go to DHCP Settings and type the new IP Address of your router along with its new password and then click on save or submit button.
After this the router might need few minutes to restart itself with new IP Address so, give it some time. Then disconnect all your devices and reconnect them back with your router’s network.
Finally, as we have reached at the end of article let us do a quick recap. IP address and routers work together, allowing devices which are connected to internet to communicate with other devices. 192.168.8.1 is a private IP Address used as default by Huawei routers, Gigafest routers and other brands also. Every router comes with a default IP address, username and password, which can be easily changed by logging in to router’s admin panel. 192.168.8.1 is a special IP address and can be find easily if one forgets or is not aware of their router’s IP address.