Internet – How to Connect to This IP & Edit Your Router’s Admin Settings

By Novak Bozovic / April 16, 2021

The only way to connect to your router is by knowing its IP address. With that said, you're most probably reading this article because your router’s IP is '' If you stick with us until the end of this guide, you will get to find out about what that IP means and how you can use it to make changes to your Web connection. So, let's get started!

What Is '' in the First Place?

Every device that connects to the Web needs to have proper identification. That is why we have IP addresses. If you think about it for a second, you’ll realize that data needs to flow from its starting point up to its endpoint, right? That’s why your computer, smartphone, or tablet acquire an IP every time they connect to the Internet.

With that said, '' is an IP address - but not every IP is the same. So, let's take an even closer look at this situation. – Public or Private IP?

Let’s say, for example, that you connect to the Web using your computer and smartphone. This means those two devices are using a single home router to access the Web.

Your computer and smartphone can exchange data in certain situations because they are part of a closed network. Using your router’s private IP, these three devices can communicate. This is also the reason why '' isn’t unique to your router (even though it's a private IP address). Instead, millions of individuals around the world use this same IP to access their routers.

On the other hand, we also have public IPs. It could be said that these open your computer and smartphone to the outside world. As such, these are unique for every device, and they can be obtained automatically when you connect to the Web (through your Internet provider).

What Routers Use the '' IP?

Even though there are millions of private IP addresses, router manufacturers usually stick to a predefined spectrum. This helps them to avoid confusion and help IT experts to set up large networks more easily. Take a look at the list below to see some commonly used IP addresses.

You can see that the '' IP isn’t on the list. That’s because this IP address is usually associated with smaller router manufacturers who mostly operate outside the US.

You will need to know who made your router to access it, so keep it reading to see why this information is so important.

'192.168.I.4' or '' – Which Version Is Correct?

If you take a quick glance at the heading found above, you might not even notice that there’s a difference. While one IP uses the letter 'I,' the other is a series of numbers and uses '1' instead.

This is actually a very common mistake that can produce a lot of frustration. You keep trying the same IP over and over again, but it doesn’t let you go anywhere. That’s because we have only one correct version here, and that’s - '' 

So, make sure that you’re using the proper format of this IP before you open your Web browser and try to access your router.

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

Finally, we are going to show you how to access your router by using any Web browser. Take a look at our step-by-step guide found below.

Router Brand Default Username / Password Combination
Bilion blank / blank
admin / admin
Comtrend admin / blank
admin / admin
Linksys blank / admin
admin / blank
admin / admin
administrator / admin
comcast / 1234
NETGEAR blank / 1234
blank / private
admin / blank
admin / 1234
admin / admin
Pirelli admin / microbusiness
admin / mu
admin / smallbusiness
user / password
Telewell admin / password
Westell admin / blank
admin / password
admin / sysadmin

In case none of the previously mentioned combinations work, you need to find a sticker on your router. This is where you’ll see who’s the manufacturers and what that exact model is called. A simple Google search should do the job.

What If You Can’t Connect to

There might be a few possible reasons why you can’t access your home router using the '' IP address. Here are some of the things you need to know.

How to Find a Router IP Address?

If absolutely nothing else works, it’s time to see if you have the correct address. Actually, you can save yourself a lot of time by checking your IP first.

Here’s how to see your router’s IP on Windows and how to use System Preferences to see this IP on your Mac. Mobile devices are also included, so you can use Android or iOS devices to see all your IPs.

That would be all that we have to say about the '' IP address. In case you have any questions, feel free to post your comment below. And lastly, thanks for reading!

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