192.168.l.l is the default configuration IP address for most home routers. Out of the box, most routers will automatically configure themselves to use 192.168.l.l as the first address assigned to either the router or to the first computer that connects to the network.
History of 192.168.1.1
Because all Internet locations require an IP address to route traffic to, in the early days of the Internet it was decided that home-group computers would use a separate IP address range to prevent Intenert routing from getting confused of where to route traffic.
External websites were given unique IP address ranges and private computers were given the remaining format of 192.168.x.x, with a total of 65,000+ possible combinations of private IP addresses available. These private IP addresses help keep website and home-based Internet traffic separate.
192.168.l.l Setup and Troubleshooting
How to Setup 192.168.l.l ip address? If you have problems with your home router, it’s likely that you can connect an Ethernet cable directly to your router and point your browser to the configuration page of the router by typing 192.168.1.1 into the browser’s address bar. On the configuration page, you’ll be prompted for a username and password. If you’ve never configured your router before, there’s a good chance that your default username (especially on modern Linksys and Cisco routers) will be left blank and the password will be “admin.”
If you don’t know your default username and password, a quick Google search from your phone or other Internet-connected device can help you find it.
Common Network Problems
The most common home networking problem comes from assigning more than one computer to the same IP address. Because IP addresses, just like home addresses, must be unique for each computer connected to the Internet, if a router accidentally assigns more than one device on its network to the same IP address, none of the devices will work and the connection will cut out. Through the 192.168.1.1 configuration page, you can reset the current assigned IP addresses to resolve the routing conflict.