A computer network system is a system made up of two or more interconnected computer which interacts with each other. Every computer in a network system has individual digital and logical address which is known as Internet Protocol address or in simple term IP address. Any system that connects or shares in a network is allocated an IP address. The DHCP of router’s or Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol of a router is employed to automatically assign IP addresses to the computer system that refers to its network.An IP address is formed with the set of binary numbers; and are represented in the digital numerical form to make them easy to understand and memorable. Under the Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) system, IP address is allocated as a 32-bit number. Routing the data packets between networks is done with the help of the internet protocol. The range between 192.168.0.0 and 192.168.255.255 is reserved for private networks by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
What Is 192.168.2.1?
192.168.2.1 Isused as a default IP address for particular types of broadband routers. Most of the routers (wireless or wired) such as SMC and Belkin broadband routers utilize this IP address as its default gateway. Network Address Translation (NAT) is used by the routers to correctly identify and route data to the computers in their network.Private IP addresses can be used frequently, as long as they are employed in separate networks.
192.168.2.1 should be only used by one machine in the network; otherwise, address disputes will occur and create network malfunctions. If your network router uses IP address 192.168.2.1, you should never assign this IP address to any other machine in the network. It is a private IP address, which implies you cannot use this IP address to connect to your router from outer your home network.
Entering the router administrator console
You can access the router’s administrator console by simply typing http://192.168.2.1 in the web browser.The administrator console page or router configuration page can then be used to set up or manage the router inclinations such as PPPoA (Point to Point Protocol over ATM), PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet), Firewall settings, Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), Mac Access Control, etc.
192.168.2.1 IP address is set on some brands and models during its first purchase by the buyer, but it is not the specific IP address for these brands as any router or computer machine on a local network can be configured to use it.
Using 192.168.2.1 to Connect to a Router
The administrator console page or router configuration pageshall appear once you try to connect to a home router. While accessing this page you can propose to enter an administrator username and password to finish the login process. This authentication must be done to keep the use of router secured and limited. If the browser counters with some kind of errors like “This webpage is not available,” then it means that your router is either offline (disconnected from the network) or unable to reply due to some kind of technical glitch.Some home Internet connection providers whichprovide routers and other networking tools to households have a feature which allows the users to have a friendly name for the web browser or router which can be used for accessing or logging on to the router.
Restrictions on Using this Address
192.168.2.1 works the same thing as 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1 and many of the other private IP addresses.192.168.2.1 is a private IPv4 network address and default IP address for your home network, which means that it cannot be employed to connect to the home network router from outer the home network. To prevent the IP address conflicts, only a single device at a time on the local home network can utilize 192.168.2.1.
Home networks running with the two routers concurrently must be set up with some different IPaddresses.Home administrators can also falsely assume a router should be using 192.168.2.1 while it was actually configured to use a different address instead. To verify which IP address a local router is accepting, an administrator can view the default gateway installed on any devices currently connected to that network. On a Windows or Linux (ubuntu) PC, the ipconfig command is used to reveals the current using gateway address and all the other network related information like the mac address (physical address), network card, etc.
How to Change Default Address
Administrators require configuring their routers with whatsoever address information they favour that is simple to memorize. Even though 192.168.2.1 is a simple and common and easy to remember default IP address, replacing it does not significantly enhance or raise the home network’s security. To increase the security you need to do some other modifications inside your router.The router’s administrator console page presents options for modifying or changing the default local IP address plus other IP settings.