is a private IP address which is normally used by many Netgear, Linksys, TP-Link, and D-link model routers. 

When you access this IP address, you can enter the router control panel and customize the default gateway. To reach an administrative console, you can visit There you can make different sorts of changes. And since it's is a private IPv4 network address, any device on the network can use However, it will cause an IP conflict if you assign more than one device to

If you can't access, follow this guide to find the correct IP address: How To Find Your Router IP Address.

Located at the gateway, where two networks join together, these broadband routers are known to be compulsory features of a home network. If you have such a device, you must have this component. The main aim of these routers is to provide data transmission between two networks, connecting them to the Internet. Devices of some brands have this IP as a default.

Private IP addresses, belonging to the same network, work unparalleled. It’s their main feature. Any computer or laptop can use it within the local network without a problem. Unlike other private IP addresses, can provoke a conflict, if it’s assigned to two different devices within one network at the same time. This IP address must be assigned only to one customer.

What Advantages Does IP Provide?

  • Two different users, who don’t belong to the same network, can use this address without the risk of conflict. This is one of the greatest benefits of these devices.
  • Separate DHCP servers and additional switches are not needed if you intend to use this IP address. Your router will work properly, accomplishing different tasks.
  • With the help of this IP address, you can manage the functions of your router, providing easier transmission of information. You can use it as the default gateway. In this way, will be responsible for processing and sending data to different destinations.
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Possible Configuration Troubles

In the case of using this IP address by two customers within one network, malfunctions can take place. It can be assigned only to one user to avoid problems.

Sometimes, can be the reason for work failures. If your network suddenly stops working properly, you need to check this component first of all. is the place where you can correct a current modem configuration, change LAN setup, edit username and password and customize security settings.

This is the first place you need to check if you care about security risks or possible hacking attack.