The address 192.168.2.1 is used to access some routers or modems, but there are others. In this article I will explain step by step how to enter or access a modem or router. The information explained in this tutorial is generic, by that I mean that what I will explain works with any modem or router, since I also will not talk about specific information.
How To Configure 192.168.2.1
Before starting, you must take into account the following two points.
- Preferably you must have a computer connected directly via cable to the modem or router. By this I mean that there should be no device connected between the modem and the PC, sometimes people have connected a router or secondary switch between the computer and the modem, this sometimes makes it impossible to access the modem.
- Preferably do not connect wirelessly. Accessing a modem or router while connected via Wi-Fi is possible, however, if you agree to change the Wi-Fi configuration, you will have many problems, since by changing the Wi-Fi password, the name or anything else, the connection will fall on the mobile, since the same is connected to that network and when changing the data of Wi-Fi all the devices connected to the wireless network including your mobile or device connected by Wi-Fi lose the connection and have to connect again and very possible before that you have to delete the name of the Wi-Fi network saved on the computer and restart the modem or router, as it may not allow you to connect again.
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Steps to enter 192.168.2.1
If you already comply with the above explained we go to the next part. To access the modem or router you need to know the default gateway of the same. The default gateway is the IP of the modem or router, in most modems it is one of the following.
It should be noted that some modems or routers do not have any of the same IP addresses and to be sure of this it is appropriate to find out the default gateway. That’s what you do by opening, you do that by pressing the R key and at the same time the Windows key (the one with a Windows flag on the keyboard), and then something like the following will appear.
- Then as you look at the image write “cmd”, click “OK” and a black window will appear
- Then type ipconfig / all and press enter, then you will see a lot of information, look for the one that says “Default gateway”. If you have the computer in English it would be called “Default gateway“.
- As you see, I can already see what my default gateway is. In my case 192.168.2.1, in your case it may be another. Since I have it I write it in the address bar of the browser and press enter. A box will appear asking for a username and a password, the box can be like the following.
Most common credentials to enter 192.168.2.1
The appearance of said box could have a different design than this, but in the end it is the same. In a few cases it asks only for a password.
The username and password you have to write depends on the brand and model of the modem or router and also the Internet service provider, so that information is very different.
If none of these works for you, check behind or below the modem to see if it is there. But try putting the MAC address of username and password, but with the Serial number.
The Serial number and the MAC address are in a paper stuck behind or below the modem, if you are going to put it to upper case.
If you still can not enter 192.168.2.1 with the credentials I indicated, call your Internet service provider and ask them that information directly. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments.