Internet – How to Access This IP to Optimize Your Internet Connection

Written by Novak Bozovic
Last updated June 21, 2021

Connecting to your router’s IP address should be an easy task. However, this doesn’t mean certain problems don’t appear along the way. So, keep reading this article to learn more about the '' IP address, what it actually means, how to use it, and how to optimize your Internet connection.

Why Is '' a Private IP Address?

Before we dive any deeper, it’s important to know the difference between private and public IP addresses. This will give you a clear sense of what it means to access your router’s IP.

Your router needs to have a private IP to communicate with other devices on the same network. So, let’s say that you use your computer and smartphone to connect to the Web at home. And yes, we're talking about a "closed" Wi-Fi network here.

Your router, computer, and smartphone are the three participants of your closed network - and each of those has its own private IP address. For another computer to access your router, it first needs to connect to your home Wi-Fi network.

This is also why IP addresses like '' are used by millions of individuals worldwide to access their routers. Since the only way to access your router is by being connected to it, there’s no security risk of unauthorized access.

What About Public IP Addresses?

Another important group of IP addresses is public addresses. Even though they have numerous similarities to private IPs, there are many differences as well.

The most important difference is that public IPs are, as their name says, public. Being visible to any website or any Web service you’re using, public IPs can hold a lot of information. For example, your public IP reveals the country you come from, the files you’ve downloaded, as well as if you’ve exceeded limitations imposed by your Internet service provider.

Which Router Manufacturers Use '' as Their Default (Private) IP?

Since there’s a limited number of private IPs, router manufacturers use certain spectrums. That's why IT experts usually know the brand of your router by checking its default IP address. With this said, here are the most common IP ranges used by popular router brands.

As you can see from the list found above, '' isn’t mentioned anywhere. That is because this IP address is usually associated with business computer networks.

Still, this doesn’t mean home routers don't use this IP address. For a while, this has been a situation with Cisco and Xfinity routers which means you probably have a router made by one of those brands.

What Can You Do Using the '' IP?

Every computer user should be aware of how to connect to their home router. There are many benefits to knowing this, from changing your Wi-Fi password to optimizing your Web connection and making it faster. Here are some of the possible uses of accessing your router’s IP.

How to Access Your Router Using the '' IP?

Connecting to your router’s admin panel is as easy as opening a webpage in your browser. The best thing is you can do this regardless of the device you’re using. All you need is a Web browser. Check out how this is done.

Default Username Default Password
admin password
None – leave blank public
None – leave blank None – leave blank
cisco cisco
admin admin
cusadmin highspeed

If none of the above-mentioned combinations work, take a look at your router and try to find its brand and exact model. Then, do a Google search to find the default credentials for your specific model - which should be easy to find.

Can’t Connect to '' Here’s What You Can Do!

If you can’t connect to your router’s admin panel, this might be caused by many issues. Don’t worry, as these can be easily solved. Here are a few possible fixes.

How to Find the IP Address of Your Router?

In case you’ve tried several solutions and none of them worked, it’s time to check the IP of your router. So, learn how to find your router IP and Windows and macOS computers. We have also covered iOS/iPadOS devices and Android smartphones, so you can use your mobile device to access your router via any Web browser.

This is where we conclude our article on the '' IP. If you have any questions or doubts, make sure to post your comment below. And finally, thanks for reading!

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