192.168.1.2 – Login admin and Password
To access the admin page type 192.168.1.2 into your web browser’s address bar or click on the link below.
Default logins for 192.168.1.2
How to configure your router with 192.168.1.2
The steps above will allow you to access your router’s interface. There are many things you can do in this menu, although for someone accessing the router interface for the first time, it’s a good idea to follow the basics. A great place to start is to change the login details mentioned above.
- After following the steps above, you will have access to your router’s interface. Once in the main menu, browse the general settings or the administrator settings menu.
- Scroll through this menu until you find the router’s password field. The username field will also be on this menu.
- Once you find the correct field, enter your desired password or username, depending on which you want to change. If you are changing your password, make sure your new password is secure.
- As with any changes made to the router, always save when done.
How to change your Wi-Fi network name and password
After changing the router interface login details, the next thing you can do is set the router Wi-Fi network login details. To change the Wi-Fi network name, you need to change the SSID.
- Again, go to general settings or administrator settings menu.
- In this menu, look for the wireless settings option.
- This is where you will find the SSID field. Select the field and enter the desired Wi-Fi network name.
- As before, save your changes.
Changing your Wi-Fi password follows similar steps. Instead of selecting the SSID field, select the Wi-Fi password field. Enter the desired password and save your changes.
More about 192.168.1.2
192.168.1.2 is a local, private, or gateway IP address. Your router’s IP address 192.168.1.2 is used by computer devices connected to the Wi-Fi network, which also have IP addresses, to ensure that a data request, such as a visit to a website, gets where it needs to go. 192.168.1.2 is not the only IP address your router has, as it also has a public IP address. Your ISP and any website you visit will use your public IP address to get the requested information your computer device asks for for the place it needs to go. Your public IP address then passes the information to the private IP address 192.168.1.2 which then sends it to your computer screen.
What is an IP address like 192.168.1.2?
As mentioned earlier, 192.168.1.2 is your router’s private IP address. It’s your router’s IP address that computer devices on your network use to connect to it. Your router is not the only one that uses 192.168.1.2. Router manufacturers use a set of the same IP addresses on their routers. Your router’s IP address does not have to be unique, as the only person using the IP address is you, the owner of the network.
As mentioned above, your router is not the only device that has an IP address. Every computer device on the network also has one. Typically this is some derivation of 192.168.1.2, with the last number changing depending on how many devices you have connected to the network. Even non-computer devices, such as printers or storage devices, have an IP address to help them connect to the router.
Not just any number can be an IP address. There is a set of numbers reserved for private IP address use, which has been decided by the IANA or the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority. The other numbers that are not part of these sets can be used as public IP addresses, with more information below. Numbers reserved for private IP addresses are:
- From 10.0.0.0 to 10.255,255,255
- From 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255,255
- From 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255
Although router manufacturers only use a few of these numbers for their routers, there are about 18 million different combinations of private IP addresses.
Your public IP address
An example of a private IP address is 192.168.1.2, which you use to access the router’s administration page. It is also used by computer devices on the network as a point to send data requests. However, as mentioned above, a private IP address is not the only IP address your router has.
Your Internet service provider also assigns a public IP address to the router. Unlike your private IP, you don’t have much control over your public IP address. The ISP uses the public IP address to forward information requested when you visit a website. This means that every website you visit can see your public IP address. Your router’s public IP collects the requested information and delivers it to the private IP, which distributes it to the computer on the network that made the request.
That way, people outside your network can see your public IP address, but that’s not the only difference. Your ISP can change your public IP address as needed. No two devices have the same two public IP addresses, and there are not enough IP addresses for all computer devices that use the Internet. An ISP has a selection of public IP addresses for its customers to use, so whenever a router disconnects from the Internet, the public IP address is reassigned.
Router That using 192.168.1.2 as default IP