Linksys is the company that has originally created this world renowned legendary IP address 192.168.1.1 for its routers. Linksys routers all over the world are first choice among the people, especially among those who choose to use wireless internet. Linksys routers are very famous due to:

  • Their extremely fast speed and even your telephone will not be busy due to the usage of internet connection.

  • The network of Linksys is very powerful. The connectivity of all the computers attached to Linksys is very fast and reliable.

  • Multi player games can be easily played with the help of Linksys routers.

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There are certain people who find managing the settings of Linksys router very difficult. But it is very easy as compared to managing the routers of other companies. There are certain steps that you should follow in order to log in to the Linksys router. Firstly, you have to enter the router’s password. Entering the password will get you access and authority to make any sort of necessary alterations in your router’s configuration system. As this IP address 192.168.1.1 is mainly used by the Linksys as a protocol address for their routers, so it is very important that you enter it correctly in order to access the Linksys router’s settings.

So, when you have accessed the router settings page in order to make further alterations or settings, enter the IP address. If there is any sort of problem occurring in connecting to your private network or any other device is connected nearby having the same IP 192.168.1.1, then all you have to do is to log in with your standard IP to your router. After logging in, you have to change your IP address. Some people find it very irritating when they try to change their IP address in their Linksys configuration settings and the address won’t change. So, here are the few steps that would help you to change the IP address accurately.

  • In order to change the IP address of your computer, you have to access the DOS and then select the option “run command.”

  • All you have to do is to write ‘ipconfig/release’ and press enter in order to erase your current IP address.

  • And then in order to get a new IP address ‘ipconfig/renew’ must be typed.

  • Press Enter.

  • In order to reach the router’s setup page, 192.168.1.1 must be typed into the search box.

  • In the end on reaching your web page, you can check the allotted IP address from the status icon and connect it to the computer.

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Nowadays people are facing more and more threats to the security and privacy of their personal lives due to advancement of information technology. Many different online websites have been created that are becoming a part of our routine lives but in order to connect to those sites, we have to upload our complete personal data on those sites. Same is the case with online banking, all of our financial information and other sort of personal data is available on these databases. And if anybody is planning on hacking these sites, he can easily access all of our personal information. But the fact which is not very common among the internet users is that many different protective measures could be adopted to protect our on-net communication and these protections really do work.

The IP addresses assigned to our networking devices cannot be detected outside the network and are the most reliable way to provide the protection to our computers and networks. But in order to ensure this, it is much better to follow some certain steps to set the settings of your wireless routers so they become a complete protection for your personal computers and private networks.

  • In order to access the router’s settings, the person has to enter the default  IP address of his router i.e. 192.168.1.1

  • On reaching the configuration settings page, first of all, you should change the router’s name. You should name it with something personal and then should change the default address. As default address is usually the same and most of the hackers know this and could easily hack other person’s computer or network using the default password.

  • Never forget to turn off the Wide Area Network administration and also turn off Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). Turning these things off would help you secure your private network.

With the help of 192.168.1.1, we can also provide a restricted access to our kids at home and ensure their productive learning. If any person wants to setup internet restrictions for his children, all he has to do is to enter the router’s settings page by entering his IP address in the browser. There is the option in the menu that ensures parental control or restricts router access. By selecting different options within this menu, a person can easily disable internet access of his child for each device or he could also set a proper timeframe during which his child could use the computer.

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The internet is the miraculous creation that has turned this vast planet comprising seven continents into a global village. We can access any person sitting at the other end of the world within a matter of seconds due to the blessing of internet connections. If we dig deeper into the field of internet, we would come across many different things that will amaze us. IP address is one of those things. These IP addresses are a set of numerical codes assigned to our computers so they could connect with other computers in a fast pace and with complete ease. Especially, if any person is using a wireless network then IP addresses are very important.

The most commonly used IP address is 192.168.1.1 which at first was used by Linksys Company. Many other networking companies then followed the lead and started using the same IP address for their networks.

But the thing that most of the people wonder is why to use 192.168.1.1 as an IP address? Why is it so important? The answer to this question is so long that it could only be explained in many steps.

  • The greatest importance of this IP address is that it provides privacy and protection to your computing and networking devices. These IP addresses assigned to your devices would not be known outside your network. But most of the time people do complain that they have tried attaching multiple devices bearing same IP address to a single network and it has not worked. So, in this case, it is much better to change the IP addresses of all the devices except one and reconnect them to a single network.

  • As mentioned above, the greatest importance of 192.168.1.1 is that it increases the security of your network and devices. So, you could also take many steps that would increase the security with the help of this IP address. Most of the people don’t know that if someone gets an idea about a person’s SSID then there is a 90% chance that the security of his private network is breached. So, it is strongly advised to log on your configuration settings using your IP address and change your SSID into something unimaginable.

  • The next step that must be done is to change the default user name and password. It helps in making your network more secure.

  • Always use the strongest encryption in order to make your network more secured. This could be done by logging into the configuration panel with the help of 192.168.1.1

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