Always having someone who helps you get out of IT-related problems, you probably discard from reading this article. However, it may be helpful, sooner or later. Or, if you are excited about knowing new things, we won’t let you down.
Let’s get started with discovering many about IP addresses. Then, you will get details about specific IP address of 192.168.1.2.
- How Should I Understand an IP?
- For What Purpose That Is IP Addresses Being Used?
- How Many IP Address Types?
- How Can I Find My IP Address?
- What Are IPv4 and IPv6?
- What is IP Address 192.168.1.2?
- Why Is 192.168.1.2 so Common?
- Are there any differences between 192.168.I.2 and 192.168.1.2?
- What is the benefit of 192.168.1.2?
- How to Connect to 192.168.1.2?
- What Is The Scenario if Someone Forgets Their Password?
- What Should We Do Regarding Assigning 192.168.1.2 to a Device
- Are there any other intriguing things about 192.168.1.2?
How Should I Understand an IP?
Well, IP stands for Internet Protocol. So, an IP address is an Internet Protocol address.
Over the Internet, if you want your device (or networked hardware) to be in communication with other different devices, you need an identifying number of IP address. This is because the Internet is a type of IP-based network.
An IP address can be in the format like 22.214.171.124, or 2001:4860:4860::8844
For What Purpose That Is IP Addresses Being Used?
On the Internet, networked devices are identified by their IP addresses. It means IP addresses are addresses through which devices on a network differentiated. You can imagine an IP address as an address for a house (of course, you can find a home physically, but you could not visually see an IP address).
When you sending a post to someone, you need to write down their detailed address. This exact destination is the clue that the in-charge post office (and the mailman) needs to bring the post to the person. Similarly, when users’ computers’ data are sent via the Internet, they use DNS servers for looking up hostnames to find the IP addresses.
For instance, when you type an URL such as www.psychologytoday.com into your web browser, DNS servers will receive your request of loading the page. Hence, they will take a search for the “psychologytoday.com” hostname to find the IP address that is corresponding.
In short, without an IP, there is no clue for your computer what it should look for.
How Many IP Address Types?
You may have known that there isn’t only one type of IP address. What’s else?
First, though all IP addresses are in the format of numbers, they serve for different purposes.
Second, IP addresses can be private or public, in which they can be static or dynamic.
That’s not all. Every IP address may belong to the IP address category of IPv4 or of IPv6. You can figure them out later.
- Private IP Addresses are used “inside” a network. It means you can use tablets, wifi cameras, desktops, etc. to run the IP addresses at home. Thanks to the way that IP addresses provide, your devices are able to communicate with the router and other devices within a private network. You can set these IP addresses manually or let your router assign them automatically.
- A public IP address, in contrast, is used on your network’s outside. Your ISP is responsible for assigning them.
An IP address of this type creates a way that your home devices, your business devices, and so on, reach the ISP of yours, then to the outside. Hence, they can access myriad of websites or can communicate with computers and servers worldwide directly.
As aforementioned, a private IP address or a public IP address can be static, or can be public. If they are dynamic, they change. Otherwise, they don’t.
If you must assign the IP address manually because DHCP enabled is not a characteristic of your device, the IP address is a static IP address. The same holds true in the case that DHCP isn’t supported by your device. An IP address that is assigned by a DHCP server is a dynamic IP address.
How Can I Find My IP Address?
The steps you need to take to find your IP address are usually unique, corresponding different devices and operating systems. Steps are also different if you are looking for public IP addresses versus private IP addresses.
Looking for public IP addresses:
Indeed, you can find the public IP address of your router in various ways. Here, we would like to introduce the two most popular ones:
#1: Access sites:
IP Chicken, WhatsMyIP.org will show your IP address instantly after you access to them, no matter what you use (smartphones, laptops, desktops, etc.) You will get the same result if you access WhatIsMyIPAddress.com, or icanhazip.com .
#2: Depending on systems:
- In Windows, open Command Prompt window, type the command “ipconfig”, you can find your device’s local IP address.
- For iOS: in the Wi-Fi menu, target to “Settings app”, your devices will show their private IP addresses.
- With Android: Depending on your Android version, your devices’ IP address can be seen as you go through below steps:
- (1) Settings => (2) Network & internet => (3) Wi-Fi Settings => (4) Wi-Fi => (5) tapping the network that you are on.
You can also go this way:
- (1) Settings => (2) Wireless Controls => (3) Wi-Fi settings => (4) tapping the network that you are on.
Please remember that you may have to tap to expand an Advanced area of the network’s details page if you don’t see the information you need.
What Are IPv4 and IPv6?
IPv4 is short for Internet Protocol version 4, while IPv6 is short for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). IPv4 is older than IPv6.
There are some interesting differences between the two of them.
However, you may only want to know the main reason that IPv4 is being replaced, right? Well, the number of IP addresses that IPv6 can provide is so huge in comparison to that of IPv4. To be more detailed, it is 340 trillion, trillion, trillion IP addresses (2128) versus more than 4 billion unique ones (232).
So far, you have had a general view of the IP address. Now, we are sure that you will be more excited about discovering astonishing things about one specific IP address – 192.168.1.2.
We start with:
What is IP Address 192.168.1.2?
If you want to grasp some critical points regarding 192.168.1.2 quickly, here they are.
- a private IP address (means that it does not need to be unique across the entire Internet; to be unique within its own local network is enough.)
- often the default for specific models of home broadband routers, but any router, computer and other IoT devices (such as webcams and DVRs) on a local network can be set to use 192.168.1.2.
- frequently assigned to individual devices within a home network when the router has an IP address of 192.168.1.1.
See also: What 192.168.1.2 Means?
Why Is 192.168.1.2 so Common?
At first, manufacturers of mainstream broadband routers and access points (i.e., Linksys and Netgear) must use an IP address within the private range.
Technically, the private range begins at 192.168.0.0. However, almost all people think that a number sequence should start from one, instead. So, reasonably, 192.168.1.1 become the beginning of a home network address range, assigned for the router.
The followed addresses were then assigned to each device on its network. Hence, the IP address 192.168.1.2 became the most common initial assignment. It has been proven very useful by different users.
Are there any differences between 192.168.I.2 and 192.168.1.2?
If you are confused between 192.168.I.2 and 192.168.1.2, you are not the only one on the world having that feeling. People confuse the former with the latter regularly. Among the two, the original and correct address is 192.168.1.2.
If you type the address of 192.168.I.2 and try to log in, you may experience problems regarding network configuration. As a result, you face difficulties accessing the address.
Some may argue that they can still get much information when they type “192.168.I.2″ into search engines to search for related things. However, the fact is that you can get much of the information does not make it a valid IP address. As a rule, the sequence of an IP address never contains any letter.
Therefore please remember that 192.168.l.2 as an invalid address in the internet protocol. And, please be as careful as possible when trying to access the IP address in the web bar.
What is the benefit of 192.168.1.2?
Logging in to the user interface, you will get full authorization. You can access your router’s administrative panel which has many adjustable features. These features include proxy setting, security options, network management, WLAN configuration, LAN, DSL, WPS block, IP QoS.
Presently, the manufacturer firms of routers load an updated software to command the control panel distantly. So, reaching the command panel of the modem device, you can implement desired changes by the help of the software.
As I have said at the beginning of this article, understanding 192.168.1.2 is helpful sometimes. Listed below are situations that you need to access the router’s administrative console (though it usually is unnecessary):
Your devices have connection problems.
You need to set up the router for first-time use (including creating a wifi network, changing the router password, setting up custom DNS servers)
How to Connect to 192.168.1.2?
Now is how to connect to 192.168.1.2 if a router is using the address on the local network:
The accessing process of this IP is as simple as other IP. So, let’s type of paste the digit series of http://192.168.1.2/ exactly into a web browser as a regular URL, press “enter.”
Please note that: if you miss typing a digit, you may be directed into another wrong IP address that may harm your devices or threaten their security.
Then, the router should prompt for an administrator username and password. A router’s default username and password are usually available online. For example, I can get the default password for Model ESW-540-24P-K9 of Cisco is “cisco,” for model BEFVP41 of Linksys is “admin.”
The username is often blank or “admin”, “root” and something else.
What Is The Scenario if Someone Forgets Their Password?
When a person forgets his/her original password, acquires a router that has been used, or could not remember the documentation, s/he will receive a requirement of resetting the router. The reset allow the router to restore the default credentials.
What Should We Do Regarding Assigning 192.168.1.2 to a Device
For this question, it is undeniable that I have to mention DHCP. DHCP is the preferred method for assigning 192.168.1.2 to a device. Thanks to this method, devices’ IP addresses can change automatically or are reassigned to different devices.
You can also be told to use a static IP address assignment. Well, I don’t mean to say that it is impossible. But, please be noted that the network’s router may not be configured accordingly, resulting in connection problems for your devices.
Are there any other intriguing things about 192.168.1.2?
Well, it is glad to know that you are fascinated by this topic. Here are some more pieces of information for you.
192.168.1.2 is categorized among the class C IP addresses. 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.2.1 are also the internet protocol addresses that belong to this range. They are utilized frequently by routers.
192.168.1.2 can also be classified as an internet protocol address or a Gateway. Thus, they always make many users confused. Others are even curious about how to differentiate them.
To know if it is a gateway or an IP Address, let’s locate the Command and type in ipconfig/all. The result will allow you to see if it is an address or a Gateway.
If you want your devices to communicate with other devices over the IP-based network, you need an identifying number of IP address.
There are two types of IP addresses: public IP address and private IP address, which can be either static IP address or dynamic IP address.
It is always vital to keep your passwords safe to stay away from any inconveniences while you need to access your administrative panel.
192.168.1.2 IP address has been widely used by several router manufacturers. Please be careful while typing in the passwords and the address (192.168.1.2 instead of 192.168.I.2.)
If for some reasons, you don’t have the password to access the administrative panel, let’s reset the router to restore the default credentials.
Within an article that is not so long enough like this, I could not provide you all the information you may need. However, I believe that those mentioned pieces of information are the most basic ones that are very helpful for you.
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