What is 192.168?
The 198.168.x.x (subnet mask 255.255.255.0) is one of the 3 Private IP ranges on the network that enables devices to communicate or to know where to send data packets.
These are sets of numbers assigned to any device, i.e., your individual computer, a printer that you can provide IP numbers to the private network.
Let us take an example: –
Imagine a Post office – The first number’ 198′ is the town, the second number ‘168’ is the neighbourhood implying that the first ‘X’ is your lane, the second ‘X’ is your house. The router is the post office which joins you to the Internet, i.e., to a Public network.
With 126.96.36.199 as a standard, many manufacturers of SOHO home & routers & other networking devices use this range. Usually, there is an automatic assignment by a service known as DHCP, so you don’t have to worry about it.
If you feel a little enthusiastic, you can authorize the numbers yourself. But, unless there is a solid reason & also you’ve had some training in this area, it’s simple to allow the software for you to handle it.
The 176.16.x.x to 176.31.x.x (subnet mask 255.255.0.0) & 10.x.x.x (subnet Mask 255.0.0.0) are the other two ranges. Your router will have two ports or addresses ports.
Here, the first port will have one of the Private IP numbers & will be facing your network. The next one (port or address) will have a Public address (which will not be one of the Public ranges) and will be joined up to the Internet.
Use the command prompt (the box above the Microsoft logo) DOS prompt, write “cmd” & a black box will open: –
To find your Public address. You will get pages of information just by typing “ipconfig /all”.
- Move up and locate ‘Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection’.
- Description: Depict the name of the network interface.
- Physical Address: Depict the MAC address – which isn’t much required.
- DHCP Enabled: Shows that the software is handling all your ‘IP’ stuff
- Link-Local IPV6 Address: No need to learn more about it, though!
- IPv4 Address: The number which is assigned to your computer.
- Move down to “Default Gateway” which shows the internal address of the router, i.e., your ‘Gateway’ to the Internet.
Login with 192.168
Authorizing your Router Admin via a 192.168 IP address will make you alter the configurations & settings that your router software gives to you. Enter 192.168 into your browser’s search bar, and you will get the desired result.
If the trick as mentioned above, doesn’t work, then 192.168 is not the IP address of your router. Bring the router’s IP address into the browser’s URL Address as you get to know it. You’ll be sent to the user sign-in panel.
Here, type your router’s username & password.
Follow the steps below to get the username and password you can’t recall.
- In case you haven’t altered the default username & password that comes with the router, you can take help of our previous article having router’s list. As you find the admin panel of the router, you’ll be able to change and modify according to your need (the internet settings)
Can’t remember the username and password for IP 192.168. How to get it?
a) Attempt to trace them in the list.
b) Use a pointed object like a needle or toothpick to hold router’s button for 10 secs. By this, you may get the default credentials in the list, and one may get back to the factory settings of the router.
LOGIN to 198.168
A lot of time this question arises:
Do all IP Addresses start with 192.168?
In short, not all IP address starts with 192.168.X.X.
Let us learn this by…
Short Answer on do all IP Addresses start with 192.168?
It is the range of address required for small private networks (65534 or fewer systems) & hence it is generally found in the field of private address. Also, such IP address (IP address for private networks) aren’t seen on the public Internet.
Starting with 192.168.X.X, no resource on the Internet will have an IP address.
Long Answer on do all IP Addresses start with 192.168?
Earlier, the IANA thought that there would be a considerable number of LANs. Rather than utilization of public IP addresses for this theme, they provided multiple addresses ranges that anyone could use at the same time, but exclusive for local area networking.
Later, as internet connectivity enhanced drastically, it was needed to join these LANs to the net. Yet, it would take time to alter their addressing & also would take too many public IP addresses to do so.
Instead, to translate a private IP address into a public address, PAT or NAT is needed. Usually, this is done with PAT where a small number of or single address is shared on a LAN with multiple hosts.
IP address used to be assigned in blocks.
Based on the size of the block, we have five classes- Class A, Class B, Class C (note that Class D and E are for a particular purpose only).
Class A was required for substantial companies, B was for medium size organizations, and class C block size is suitable for small business and home.
Here is the range of private network IP address:
|Class A:||10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255|
|Class B:||172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255|
|Class C:||192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255|
Finally, we must mention that these addresses are exclusively for private networks & aren’t seen on the net.