192.168.0.1 is among a number of IPv4 addresses designated for use only within a private network. The following are the private IP address ranges defined for IPv4:
|10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255|
|172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255|
|192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255|
Using NAT (Network Address Translation), routers intelligently route incoming packets from the Internet to the right device on the private network. The network as a whole is identified by its public IP address.
192.168.0.1 as a Default IP address for Network Devices
Often, you’ll find that 192.168.0.1 is the default IP address for network devices, including routers manufactured by Netgear and D-Link. Visit http://192.168.0.1 in your Web browser to set up your connection preferences, such as PPPoE, firewall, and port forwarding.
After typing in http://192.168.0.1 in your browser, you may be prompted for a username and password. Look up your manual for the default username and password. Otherwise try these common ones:
- admin, (blank) [default for D-Link routers];
- admin, password [default for Netgear routers];
- (blank), admin;
- and admin, admin.
Note that you can always change the default IP address and also the username and password.
Router Page not Opening?
Try the following suggestions if you cannot connect to your router.
- Make sure that the IP address of your computer is 192.168.0.x (where x is between 2 to 255). To do this in Windows, right click My Network Places and choose Properties. Now, right click the LAN connection and choose Properties again. Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and then click the Properties button. You can choose to obtain an IP address automatically from the router, or you can assign an appropriate unique IP address. For example, you can choose 192.168.0.2 as the IP address if it has not been already assigned on the network. Choose 255.255.255.0 for the Subnet mask and 192.168.0.1 for the Default gateway.
- If you think the IP address of the router has been changed, try one of the following:
- Find out the address of the default gateway. In Windows, open the command line by going to Start->Run. Type in “ipconfig” and press Enter. Visit the address listed for “Default Gateway” using your browser to get to your router’s Web interface.
- Reset your router to its factory defaults. Press and hold the reset button for several seconds until the router restarts. For some models, you’ll need to turn the power off first, press and hold the reset button, and then turn on power with the reset button still pressed. Release when the router lights begin to blink slowly.
- The router IP default address could be different from 192.168.0.1, such as 192.168.1.1. Check the router’s manual.