Internet – What Does This IP Mean? How Can You Use It?

By Novak Bozovic / April 26, 2021

If you’re having a hard time connecting to your router via ',' there are numerous possible fixes to try. We'll explain everything you need to know about the '' IP address, including what it means, how to access it, and how that can improve your Web connection. So, let's dive right it!

What Does '' Mean - In the First Place?

When talking about the '' IP, we are actually talking about one IP from a whole spectrum of private IP addresses. First, let’s see why private addresses are and what can be done using those.

As you can see, things are actually very simple. In case you want to dive deeper, here's all you need to know about public and private IPs.

How Did You End Up with the '' IP Address?

The chances are that your router has been assigned with this IP automatically. That’s because routers are pre-programmed to take an IP from a certain spectrum.

To avoid confusion, router manufacturers have decided to use certain spectrums for their products (which is especially prominent when it comes to "regular" home routers). When it comes to ',' some of the well-known manufacturers that use this IP are Belkin, SMC, Dell, Edimax, Gemtek, and others.

What you also need to know is that this process happens in the background. Your router can be programmed to use the '' IP, which means that this one will be assigned to your router as soon as you power it on.

What Are the Possible Uses of Accessing Your Router’s Admin Panel?

We are sure the majority of those reading this article want to change their Wi-Fi password. However, this isn’t the only use of accessing your router’s admin panel. Many amazing features can be found here, so let’s take a look at the most interesting ones.

How to Login to the '' IP?

So far, we’ve talked about what this IP address actually means, as well as about the numerous benefits of accessing your router’s IP address. Next, we will teach you how to log in to the '' IP, so keep reading.

Router Brand Default Username Default Password
AIRTIES Blank – leave the field empty. Blank – leave the field empty.
ASUS 'admin' or blank. 'admin.'
Belkin 'admin' or blank. 'admin,' 'MiniAP,' blank.
Microsoft Blank 'admin.'
Siemens 'admin,' 'eng,' or blank. 'hagpolm1,' 'pwp,' 'engineer,' or blank.
SMC 'admin' or blank. 'admin,' 'smcadmin,' or blank.
Vodafone 'root.' '123456.'
Zyxel '1234,' 'admin,' or blank. '1234,' 'admin,' or blank.

In case you can’t access your router’s admin panel even after exhausting all username/password combinations, it’s time to take a look at your router. Make sure to find its brand and exact model, and then do a Google search to find its default username and password.

What If You Can’t Connect To ''

If you're having a hard time accessing your router, it's time to inspect and re-evalutate a few things. So, you'll want to try the following.

How to Make Sure You Have the Correct Router IP Address?

If you’ve tried every solution out there and nothing seems to work, it’s time to check your router’s IP address. Lucky for you, we have already provided amazing guides for every popular platform. Windows users can learn how to find their router IP, and Mac users can rely on their System Preferences for that purpose. And when it comes to mobile devices, read our guide for iOS users and Android smartphones.

Dear readers, this is where we end our article on the '' IP. In case of any questions or doubts, don't hesitate to post your comment below. And lastly, thanks for reading!

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