192.168.2.1 comes under private IP address with IPv4 address range. Many routers including almost all models from Belkin and some models from Edimax, Siemens, and SMC uses 192.168.2.1 as their default IP address.
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), which is a nonprofit private American corporation that oversees global IP address allocation, has defined private IP addresses to delay IPv4 address exhaustion. Since the late 1980s, the exhaustion of IPv4 has been authenticated and is the main reason for ssieventually replacing IPv6 address by IPv4 addresses.
How to login into 192.168.2.1
First check the IP address of your router, if it turns out to be 192.168.2.1 then follow the below steps to access the router admin panel.
Before accessing the admin dashboard make sure you have a system which is properly connected to the home wifi. Secondly, for getting the default username and password to login keep the box of your router.
Now follow the below steps to get into the admin panel.
Step 1: Enter URL
Open any browser, enter the IP address http://192.168.2.1 in URL or search bar and then click enter. If you have entered the IP address correctly you will be directed to the login page.
Step 2: Username And Password
As you will enter the login page, you will be needing username and password to log in. For default login details you can check at the back of the router box. If you have changed the username and password earlier enter the changed credentials. You can use the below-given default username and password,
- Default Username: admin
- Default Password: password/1234
NOTE: In case you can’t log in using above given username and password then check the box of your router and use it’s given login details. If these both don’t help you out else contact the brand with your router model.
Step 3: Admin Panel
After giving the correct login details you will be directed to the admin dashboard. As you will enter the admin panel you will be having various options to change the setting you required.
It is recommended to change the default login credentials and SSID as the default one gets prone to hacking.
How to Know Your IP Address
If you are not sure for the IP address of your router then you can check it for yourself by following some easy steps.
If you are a Windows user:
- Open Command Prompt (CMD) by pressing the key Windows+R or by searching cmd in the search bar of the start menu.
- As the command prompt is opened type IPconfig and press enter
- As you press enter you can find your IP address under default gateway.
If you are a MacOS user:
- Open Apple Menu in the top left and click on system preferences
- Click on the Network tab and choose the network connection
- Click on Advance and click on TCP/IP
- On the right side, your IP address will be displayed.
List Of Login Details For 192.168.2.1
Below some default username and password has been given according to the brands.
Username: “admin” or blank
Password: “admin”, “password” or blank.
Username: “admin”, “root” or blank
Password: “admin”, password”, “1234”, “epicrouter”, “root”, “Conexant” or blank.
- TP Link:
Password: “admin”, “password” or blank.
Username: “admin” or blank
Password: “admin”, “user” or blank.
Username: “admin”, “smc”, “smcadmin”, “cusadmin” or blank
Password: “smcadmin”, or blank.
How to change SSID?
SSID is the abbreviated form of service set identifier. SSID is defined as the name of your wifi signal which appears in the network tab. It is always recommended that never leave SSID to default as it may become easy for hackers to try and attempt to take control of your router. Change your SSID to something which is unique. SSID can be changed by first knowing the IP address of your router.
Using this IP address and login details access the admin panel. After you enter the admin panel, go on the network tab. As you will click on SSID under network tab SSID will appear then click on change SSID.
While changing SSID make sure it should be short and simple but it should not be quirky as it will backfire. Never use any sort of personal information in it.
How to change the default Login Details?
It is supposed that if you do not change your default username and password then it becomes vulnerable to attacks and hack attempts and give a chance to hackers to take control of your router. So changing default login credentials is very very important. Change your username and password to something unique and personal.
Your password should be an 8-16 character long consisting of alphanumerics and special characters. By doing this, your password is secured.
1) How to change the 18.104.22.168 IP address?
Some routers allow changing the 192.168.2.1 IP address to something else.
Mostly, it is provided that you can change your IP address by changing one or both of the last two numbers of the IP address to any integer between 1 and 254. For example, 192.168.2.1 can be changed to 192.168.8.123
- An IP address can be changed by following the given steps,
- Log into your router.
- Go to advanced settings.
- Look for Network Configuration or some other category that is similar to it.
- Locate the LAN IP Address field and change it.
- Save your settings and then restart the router.
2) What restrictions do I face when using 192.168.2.1?
The IP address 192.168.2.1 can’t be used for purposes like setting up two routers or using it to link to a router outside your home network. Because of this restriction, you can only connect one router at a time. Check the admin panel for checking the set restrictions.
3) Why 192.168.2.1 can’t load or not working?
This problem could have arisen if you are not entering the IP address correctly or you might be entering the IP address that does not correspond to your router or else there is some issue with your router. Also, check whether the username and password that you are entering are correct or not. Check the IP address if all seems good, then reset both your system and the router.
4) Why can’t I connect to 192.168.2.1
There might be an issue with your system and the router which is preventing to connect to the IP address of your router. Check properly whether all the devices are running properly. Also, check the connection to the wi-fi. If all seems good, then go for the reset option and then reconnect.
You can reset your router using any sharp object like needle and press the reset button using it. Release the button after 10-15 seconds. Now restart the router.
5) Why I can’t open 192.168.2.1
The one reason behind this issue could be that 192.168.2.1might not be your router’s IP address. First, check the IP address of your router. If you are Windows user then you can check the IP address by opening the Command Prompt (CMD) by pressing the key Windows+R or by searching cmd in the search bar of the start menu. Then type IPconfig and press enter. Now you can find your IP address under default gateway.
But if your IP is found correct, check whether your system and router are running properly else go for the reset option.