192.168.1.1 is an IP address. Each device in your home network has an IP address. New devices are automatically discovered by router and IP addresses are assigned to them. Router itself has an IP address which could be different depending on model of router you are using.
192.168.1.1 is typically used Linksys routers. There could be multiple reasons why you need to go to 192.168.1.1 IP address.
You want to configure your router or modem
If configuring your router or modem is your goal then you need to type
http://192.168.1.1/ url in internet browser to get to your router.
By typing this url you direct your browser to connect to your router administrative interface. If it fails and you see error page then there could be multiple reasons for that:
- Your router is configured to use address different from 192.168.1.1 for administrative interface
- Your computer is not connected to a router. Check if you have a wired connection to your router or that you are connected to a router via wi-fi connection.
- Router is restarting or is malfunctioning. When router is in process of restarting its administrative interface could be inaccessible for some time.
You have problems with internet and got this address from one of the operating system messages
Make sure that you understand the problem you're trying to fix. Configuring router could be a cumbersome process. If you have a device which can connect to internet using 3g/4g connection try using it to get instructions on how to setup your router. Alternatively you can call your internet provider support and seek assistance.
You want to find IP address of your router
If your router is not available on 192.168.1.1 then you need to perform following steps to get its IP address. Also check 192.168.0.1 IP address.
If you are using Windows PC you need to run Command Line prompt. Type
ipconfig and Press
Enter. You will see a text output in command prompt. Look for a line which will contain Gateway word. It will contain your router IP address.
If you are on a Mac you will need to launch Terminal app from the App Launcher. There type
netstat -nr | grep default.
You will get a line with your router IP address.
If you are on a Linux OS launch Terminal. Type
ip route | grep default. You will get a line with your router IP address.
Finding router IP address
It is possible for a router to have an IP address different from 192.168.1.1. In this case you need to find your router or modem address. To do this read following article.
Incorrectly configured computer
If you type
http://192.168.1.1/ in your browser and don't see any response then there is a chance that you have a problem with your wired or wi-fi connection. Try fixing it by inspecting a wired cable and by looking into wi-fi settings as described in the following article.