Internet – Everything You Need to Know About This IP Address + How to Access It!

Written by Novak Bozovic
Last updated June 21, 2021

The majority of those reading this article are looking for a way to access their router. However, problems may occur along the way. Maybe your router doesn’t let you connect, which is where some knowledge on the '' IP address could come in handy. Don’t worry, as we are going to provide answers to all your questions. Let’s talk about everything you need to know about the '' IP.

What Kind of IP Address Is ''

Let’s start by saying that '' is a private IP address. This is also a default IP address for a large number of routers that come with this IP already allocated to them. Now, let’s see what private IPs are and what other kinds of IPs are out there.

What Are Private IPs? What Are Public IPs?

We have two types of Web connections (network) in every home, and those are so-called open and closed networks. Since every Web-connected device needs to be identified on the Web, we also have two types of IP addresses: private and public IPs.

Every router comes with a private IP, which is also the case with the '' IP. As you connect devices such as computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, and smart home devices, they start to build their own closed network.

The central part of that network is your router and its '' IP. Now, to access your router, you need to be connected to it via your Wi-Fi or by using a wired connection. No one else can connect to it unless they are in your home and connected to your router. That’s why there is a large number of routers using the '' IP.

On the other hand, we also have public IPs that are unique to every device. These are assigned by your Internet service provider and allocated via your router. Your public IP is the most important prerequisite for achieving this kind of connection to send and receive data.

In case you'd like to keep exploring the topic of private and public IPs, use the provided link to read our up-to-date guide.

What's the Purpose of Using '' to Access Your Router's Admin Panel?

There are dozens of good reasons why you should take a look at your router admin page. By accessing it using the '' IP, you can make all kinds of changes based on your needs and technical knowledge level. Here are some of the most important uses of routers’ admin panel.

How to Access Your Router Using the '' IP Address?

Accessing your router’s admin login page is as easy as visiting any website. You just have to use your Web browser. Take a look.

Router Brand Username / Password Combination
Billion (blank) - (blank)
admin – admin
D-Link (blank) – admin
(blank) – private
(blank) – public
admin – (blank)
admin – admin
Siemens admin – hagpolm1
admin – (blank)
admin – pwp
eng – engineer
(blank) – (blank)
TRENDnet admin – (blank)
admin – admin
ZOOM admin - zoomadsl
Edimax admin - epicrouter

In case you use a different router brand, or if none of the above-mentioned combinations work, you need to take a look at your router. You will find a sticker on one of its sides that displays who made your router and its exact model number/name. Then, do a Google search. It shouldn’t be hard to find this information since it’s publicly available.

What If You Can’t Connect to the '' IP Router Admin?

In case you encounter an issue, there are numerous things you can do. We are going to explain some of the most common problems and possible fixes.

How to Check If You're Using the Correct IP Address to Access Your Router?

We know you’re reading this article because you’re sure that your router has the IP assigned. However, you can check your router’s IP in a few simple steps, no matter which platform or operating system you use.

Here’s how to check a router IP on Windows, as well as how to check a router IP on macOS. Since you can access your router from mobile devices, you can also check IP addresses on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

That would be all when it comes to the '' IP address. If you have any questions for us, make sure to post your comment below. And lastly, thank you for reading!

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