This IP 192.168.1.1 is the default Internet Protocol (IP) address for most of the home broadband routers. This IP 192.168.1.1 address was originally or initially used by Linksys and since then it has been in use in various other devices that are used for home networking such as those produced by Westell, Netgear and few others.
Although this IP 192.168.1.1 address is the default IP address for most of the modems and broadband users worldwide and it necessarily does not have to be the default address for all the broadband users. Most of the factories set their default IP address to 192.168.1.1 so that they can promote a standardized computing atmosphere and also to make the first time users easy to set up their own networks easily and quickly.
Can only the Linksys and even other routers use the IP 192.168.1.1 address?
Definitely no, as this IP 192.168.1.1 is a private IPv4 address and any computer, modem, outer or any other internet devices no matter anywhere can be configured using this IP 192.168.1.1 address. However this IP 192.168.1.1 address is usually not recommended as there are several devices that can default in to this IP address as there may arise the problems of connectivity from various multiple devices that are using the same default of IP 192.168.1.1 address. It is very much important to know that each and every internet device will have only one IP address that will be associated with that particular device. If you’re using multiple devices that are working on a single IP of 192.168.1.1 and in those multiple devices one of them should be changed to some other settings.
How can this IP 192.168.1.1 address be accessed?
If you want access the IP 192.168.1.1 address, all you need to do is to type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar of your browser and just press enter or click with your mouse on the go link. It may or may not be in the best interests to use a browser that supports the Web standards for the best results. Using the browser that supports Web standard will take you in to what the software that will essentially power your network. Here you can make your own changes in the settings like setting up the username and passwords and can also configure your device that is used for network.
In the case of any computer configuration it is the same case and it always recommended in your better interest to make an entire backup of your system settings before editing them or else just write down all the defaults for each setting that you want to change. You may lose your internet connection if a few incorrect settings are not correct while configuring your network system.
Is anything goes irreparably wrong while editing the internet network device with the help of IP 192.168.1.1, normally there will be a reset button on the back of each network device and if you press that, it will automatically restore the entire settings to the factory defaults.