192.168.1.2 IP is a private IP address that is used by many routers and other devices like modems, webcams, and DVRs. This is basically for home broadband routers which are outside the United States and also by some manufacturers as the default IP address for their routers. Being a private IP address, it doesn’t need to be unique across the internet as opposed to a public one. Also, it does not require any license or permission from any authority/ authorities.
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The most preferred method for the assignment of IP addresses is DHCP. DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. DHCP provides quick, automatic, and central management for the distribution of IP addresses within a network. One can use DHCP to configure subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server information on the device.
Static IP address assignment can also be done but it may result in connection issues if the network’s router is not configured properly. In static IP address, the IP address is set manually for a device rather than being assigned by a DHCP.
How to access 192.168.1.2 IP address
One does not normally require to access the admin console of the IP address, but you might have to in cases like when you are having connection problems, setting up the router for the first time, changing the router password, setting up custom DNS servers, etc.
Here’s how you can log in to the admin console of for the IP address.
- Open your web browser. You should use the latest version of your web browser.
- Then enter this address in the address bar: http://192.168.1.2/c. You will have to enter an administrative username and a password.
- You can find it online or it’s available at the bottom of the router as well. Mostly the username as kept as ‘admin’ and password as ‘1234’.
- Press Enter after login the admin username and password and the admin panel of 192.168.1.2 IP address will open.
You can now configure your device to the router from here. You can change other settings like changing the network name, adding or removing a new or existing device, changing the network type, bandwidth, transmission rate and also view the devices connected to your router.
Issues while using 192.168.1.2 IP address
Being a private IP address as by Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), following are some of the restrictions that the users face.
You need to use a proxy server to connect to this network as it can be accessed by anyone without any permission.
A limited number of devices
Only a limited number of devices are allowed to connect to this network, thus making it unsuitable for larger networks. Where a large number of devices need to connect to a single network.
How to change 192.168.1.2 IP address
A router while assigning an IP address does not usually check whether the same IP address is given to a client manually, before assigning it to a client automatically. If one assigns the same IP address to more than one router, then it results in an IP address conflict. IP address conflict renders one or both the devices (clients) unusable for network operations.
Intimation of IP address conflict/s is through an error message that will vary depending upon the type of conflict and version of Windows. Herein mentioned are some of the ways through which you can resolve IP address conflict.
- For networks with fix IP addresses, you have to make sure that each localhost is set with a unique IP address.
- If it’s a dynamic address, you need to release and renew its IP address. For that, open the Command Prompt window by searching for it in the search bar of Start menu. Then type the command “ipconfig/release” and press Enter. Again type in another command “ipconfig/renew”, followed by typing the new IP address and pressing the Enter key again. This will change the IP address and you need to log in again from the new IP address to use the router services.
- Sometimes it may also happen that your router has a faulty DHCP wherein you need to upgrade the router firmware to resolve the issue. For upgrading you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Download the firmware file. You can get it from the manufacturer’s website.
- Log in to the router’s admin console.
- Go to the firmware section in the router’s settings. You may find it in the Advanced or Management part, but can be somewhere else also.
- Transfer the firmware file to the router.
- Reboot the router. This may happen automatically after the firmware has been fully applied. Otherwise, just do it manually.
Forgot Router Name and Password?
There can be instances when you may forget your router’s login credentials. But there’s no need to worry in that case too as here are some of the ways through which you can reset your router name and password.
Default username and password
You can find the username and password in the user manual of the router for IP 192.168.1.2. Otherwise you can find it on the sticker at the back of the router.
You can reset your router to its default settings by pressing the pinhole button provided at the back side of the router for 10-15 seconds. But after this, you need to reconfigure all your devices with the router from scratch.
Routers and an IP address are the most common things in today’s world as all connections refer to internet connections. But an inherent part of technology is that you never know when it may falter.
For making sure that your router and IP address 192.168.1.2 work without defaulting much, you can take additional measures. These include using a UPS or any other source of stable power supply for configuration, using good quality cables in case of wired connection, and always making sure that the router lights keep blinking while it’s on.