You have two things in your hands right now, a router that is waiting to be installed and a small piece of paper with the address, 192.168.1.1, written on it. There are lots of questions that are going through your head at the moment, such as where do you plug the connections of the router, where to use 192.168.1.1 and what should you do to finish the installation task?
Many people have told you that this kind of task is only a piece of cake. It is sad though that you are the least likely person who can be trusted with anything that is technical, especially the ones that involve numbers.
You don’t have to worry, 192.168.1.1, in this instance won’t ask you to perform mathematical solutions because this is only an IP address, the default IP address that is used by routers such as Linksys and other brands as well. You only need to remember this in the installation stage and at times when you need to perform network troubleshooting tasks.
This default IP address serves as the principal communications protocol that is responsible in delivering datagrams on the internetwork through the use of the Internet Protocol Suite. To clearly understand how this works, you might as well find out more about what IP is all about.
IP means Internet Protocol. From its main host, it will route packets or datagrams to the destination host. The latter can be one or more than one IP networks depending on the devices that are sharing the modem and other tools that are asking permission to join the network. The IP in this instance, works first by identifying the hosts and then given these valid location service. All the packets that are transmitted in the process come with headers that have meta-data. The packets are tagged with this information through the process called encapsulation.
What to Do
After getting the right default address for your router, which is 192.168.1.1, in this case, you can try connecting to the address by opening your preferred Internet browser. You need to type on the address field, http://192.168.1.1/, and you will get access on the configuration settings with administrative functions.
It is possible to fail in this instance when the router has become unresponsive, it was set to use another IP address and your PC and browser were not able to join the network successfully. You can then troubleshoot the problem by following the given instructions about networking on your PC.
You may also want to check out different websites that can help you sort out the solutions to your problem. In this case, you can join online discussions, where you can possibly meet some experts that can walk you through the steps that you ought to take to determine the cause of the problem and find out how this can be resolved.