Typically, most consumers will contact their internet provider, ask for an internet package, and have the technician come and install everything.
However, I am guessing you are not one of them, and you have your situation. Otherwise, I am clueless as to why you found your way to this article on router configuration, and specifically on the IP address of 192.168.11.1.
Installation of the router
For those readers who already have installed the router, no need to read this part. Please skip right ahead to the setting configuration part. And if you have also configured that too, excuse me, why are you here again?
I recommend placing the router in a place with decent ventilation to help out with the cooling, and away from too much for better signal bouncing.Although it does not have a significant impact on the signal, and it, of course, it would render your router useless just because you place it on a piece of wood, we want to get the best out of everything, don’t we?
If you are living in a cabin made of out of wood, then don’t worry about it, just place it in a cool corner away from the sunlight.
Plug in all the cables, this part is quite intuitive, Do not worry about plugging the wrong cable into the wrong place, chances are, if it is not meant to be, it would not fit. Excuse me if that sounds a little bit inappropriate if you know what I mean.
Moving on, after all the cables are plugged in (i.e., power and ethernet cable), there should be a little button located nearby. Press that button to reboot the router to flush out any glitches currently still there.
Although I do have to mention that, the port for the ethernet cable from your modem usually is located separately, and the port for the cable for your computer or to connect another router is generally in a line of four ports.
Head over to your browser, and enter to http://192.168.11.1 to your search bar and press enter.
There should be a box popping up asking you to fill in your user name and password to proceed; please do so.
Select the Wireless configuration tab, head over to SSID1 section, then tick the box for using Separate feature (if any) and enter SSID.
For the rest of the configuration in that section, I would recommend WPA/WPA2 for the authentication method, and TKIP/AES mixed-mode for Encryption.
Before the technical stuff
Taking into consideration the wide range of readers, I will be covering the main topic, related issues as well as necessary information, just in case there are readers who are starting from scratch, find it hard to understand anything.
Feel free to skip ahead to the part with the specific information you are looking for. I will be dividing the article into a lot of headings for your convenience
The purpose of an IP address
An IP address is a set of numerical digits which act as your digital address for your computer. Without a digital address, the images, emails, website data, browser information and everything else would not know where the recipient, your computer, is currently locating, and it is what you commonly call “no internet.”
The role of a router
The main purpose of your router is to make sure that all your devices are connected to the internet and assigned a unique IP address, Your router usually comes in with a default setting of automatically sorting order of unique IP addresses and make sure that the same one isn’t given to two different devices.
Though sometimes there are glitches leading to the same IP address being assigned to two different devices, your router will solve this problem by continually running request to authenticate IP address.
However, you could also configure the router to assign your device to a specific IP address, one that offers support to the router, the 192.168.11.1 IP address.
More about the 192.168.11.1
My dear readers, if you are only looking to configure your network to this IP address and go on with other things in your busy life, please do so. As the rest of the article will be more about other information and other issues for tech-savvy readers who are keen for more knowledge.
The reason why many may choose to use 192.168.11.1 is that wireless application can run better, which is because this IP address is more supportive to various modes for your router such as AP, Bridge, and Repeater modes and many others.
By doing so, your router has more options for wifi, therefore, improving your wireless internet connection experience.
Potential issues you might encounter
Forgotten username and password
Everybody forgets them. We live in a world where there is a password for everything, and if you are one of the paranoid folks who are against having the same password for everything, just like me, chances are you have forgotten the username and password for the less important things, such as your router.
Don’t panic; look for the box of the router, hopefully you have not thrown them out yet. Manufacturers are smart; they understand their consumer and they are aware you will forget, so it is highly likely that they have the username and password printed on the box.
In case which you changed and forgot the username password, look for the hidden reset button. It usually is a button hidden within a small hole, and you need to poke them with a pin or something. Push and hold it for 10s, and it should reboot your router to factory conditions.
Things to keep in mind about 192.168.11.1
Apart from technical issues, there are also other things you need to keep in mind to make sure the performance of your router is optimized while operating under this IP address.
UPS or other stable electricity supply for this configuration
If you are not using a wireless connection but a wired one, make sure the cable is at least of a decent quality. I would advise against purchasing the cheapest you can buy at the local suppliers.
Check up on those little lights on the router and make sure the blink is consistent, if it isn’t, then reboot the router and see if it helps.
The above information should be enough to give you a broad idea on IP address and how to configure your router to that specific IP address.
Please be informed that, depending on the brand of the router and the version it is running, there might be some slight differences between the interface you see, with the instruction I wrote.
Click and round and see if you could find similar things and they should all be there, just located in different places.
Alright, folks, happy configuring and I wish you a good day. Bye now.