IP addresses are unique identifiers of any network. Public and private libraries can both be found. Public IP addresses are accessible to anyone on the Internet, so devices can be recognized using them. A private IP address, on the other hand, can only be accessed by devices connected to your local network.
The public IP address of your device changes every time you connect to the internet, but the private address stays the same. Your network’s router assigns the local IP address or the private IP address to every device.
Router admin IP addresses vary between manufacturers, but the most common is 192.168.178.1 for most of them. 192.168.100.1 and 192.168.1.2 are also common IP addresses for router login. The IP address of your router at home can be directly entered to gain admin access.
What is the login information for 192.168.178.1?
It is important that the default gateway address for your router or modem is 192.168.178.1. If it is not 192.168.l78.1, then you cannot access the router management interface. Alternatively, the browser will not be able to reach any webpage if the gateway is not 192.168.l78.1. To ensure the 192.168.178.1 address is set as the default gateway, make sure the router/modem is set to this address.
Once you have connected your device to the router/modem, you can utilize either the wireless or the ethernet connection. The following steps will guide you through logging into 192.168.178.1.
- Start your web browser so you can access the Internet.
- Open a new tab and in the address bar, type 192.168.178.1 or http://192.168.178.1 and press Enter.
- A login screen will now appear. In order to proceed, you must enter your login credentials
- You will need to enter the username and password to continue. (If you are unaware of the default login credentials for your router/modem, you can find them on the router’s box or you can search for them over the internet.)
- You now have access to the router management interface.
Changing the Wi-Fi password and name
In addition to changing the login details of your router’s interface, you may want to set the WiFi network’s login details as well. You need to change the SSID of your Wi-Fi network if you want to change its name.
- Go back to the administration settings or general settings menu.
- Choose Wireless Settings from that menu.
- The SSID field can be found here. The field will appear after you select it and you can type in the desired name of your Wi-Fi network.
- Save your changes, the same as before.
Passwords are changed in a similar way. You must select the WPA2 password rather than the SSID. Save your changes after entering your desired password.