What is

A large number of router manufacturers use the IP address as a default address for their routers. It represents a private 32-bit IPv4 address, class C. This is also the default address for a very large number of home broadband routers and switches.

Although this address is set at the factory by the manufacturer, it can be changed at any time by using the vendor’s management software. Your username and password can also be changed. You can set any device on the local network to use it. However, in order to avoid address conflicts, just one device on the local network is supposed to use this particular address at a time. Also, it is reserved to be used in private networks. Private networks use private IP address space, mainly used for home, office, and enterprise LANs (local area networks), and are not present on the Internet. They go in the IP range reserved by the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority). That is done to bypass the lack of available IP addresses. Many networks at home are not part of it, no matter they are connected to the Internet. Actually, many computers must share the same ISP connection, and they cannot directly be reached from the Internet. Also the best thing about it is that, considering the growing threats of malware on the Internet, direct contact from the Internet is being avoided.


How to access

Due to some network configuration problems you might be unable to access this address. It contains a web-interface which allows control of the router configuration. The first thing to do would be to ping this address. Here’s how to do it.

Press the Start button and click Run. The following window will appear: cmd

Type cmd and press Enter. In the Command prompt type ping ping

After doing this you should get a reply. If you don’t – follow the next steps:

  • Connect to the Access point
  • Go to Wireless Connection Status
  • Click Properties
  • Highlight the Internet protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Click Properties again
  • Mark the Use the following IP address and then type (NOTE: At the last part a random number between 1 and 100 should be selected)
  • Press Tab no the keyboard and it will automatically generate the default subnet mask.
  • Close the application.

After these steps, try pinging the address again, according to the images above.
This procedure should fix it if there is not a bigger problem involved.

If the router doesn’t receive a response from the computer located at IP, you will receive a Gateway Timeout message. This can happen because there isn’t a computer at this address, or it doesn’t listen to port 80. Then you should check your firewall settings if you have one, because maybe that is the reason why it doesn’t respond to your requests. If your problem remains unsolved, please use your router user manual for detailed instructions.

Netgear Router IP Address

An IP address is the means by which computers are identified over the internet or over a network, an IP address acquired by a network adapter that is normally fitted into the computer motherboard. A computer requires establishing an IP address in order to gain access to a network or internet.

The Netgear router provides WI-FI features to a computer that has no internal Wi-Fi device. This router is used to connect to the internet and other home networks that a computer may be configured to work in. Netgear routers are designed for easy use. The compact designs of the routers can be seen in the various models manufactured by Netgear. With each model, the Netgear IP address can be found in the user’s manual.

The Netgear default IP address is or depending on the model. Alternatively, http://routerlogin.com can be used to login to the Netgear router.

netgear router ip

The user can access the control panel of a Netgear router by following a few instructions and using the Netgear default IP address:

  • Connect the Netgear router using the network Ethernet cable to the computer.
  • Switch on the computer and log in using an administrators account.
  • The user should then set up the network address and edit the network properties so as to obtain the Netgear router address automatically.
  • The next step should be to start the preffered web browser, though it is advisable to use the default web browser. The user can choose between Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or any other browser.
  • The user should then type in the router’s IP address in the address bar and press Enter to access the Netgear router’s homepage. Most browsers input the hypertext protocol part before you type anything, but it is not necessary to type it in.
  • Once the user has entered the default username and password for their router model, they will gain access to the router’s control panel.