You need a network connection to access the 192.168.100.1 IP address on your computing device. Once you're connected to the network, all you have to do is type in the address on your web browser to access the interface of your router. Your browser must be up-to-date and have HTML5 support so that you can access the interface. If you wish to access the control panel of your router, here's how you can do it.
If you've forgotten the IP address of your router, you won't be able to log on to your router's web interface. Therefore, you must confirm the IP address of your router before trying to log in. You can find out the IP address of your router in the following ways:
#1: You can look up the IP addresses related to your router online. You will be able to get a list of the commonly used IP addresses and see which one belongs to your router.
#2: You can also use your PC to figure out the IP address. If you have a Windows PC, you can either use the command prompt or the Network and Sharing Center to see your IP address. IP addresses are usually listed as the default gateway.
#3: You can find the IP address of your router on a Mac by using the utilities tool. You can also look it up on the System preferences tab.
#4: If you're trying to access your router through your mobile device, you can connect to the network with WiFi and check the advanced properties to learn its IP address.
After finding out the IP address of your router, you need to log onto it to access the web interface. You need to type the IP address in the URL tab of the browser window and press enter. If you mistype the IP address, you might get an error saying that the page doesn't exist. So, it is better to copy the IP address and paste it into the browser. The IP address will then turn into a link http://192.168.100.1 and redirect you to the login page of the router.
Here, you will have to fill the default username and password. If you've set up a different username and password in the past, you can fill that in. Otherwise, once you've logged in with the default credentials, you must change it afterward. This step will increase the security on your network, making sure that no one else can log on to it.
You must note down the previous settings or the default settings of your router before making any changes. This is a preventive measure in case the router stops working, or you're unable to connect to the network after the changes. Thus, you will be able to revert the changes and go back to the old working settings. However, if you're unable to resolve the issues, you will have to reset your router. You can reset your router by pressing the button at its end for 15-30 seconds. This will reboot the router and put the default settings in place. After this, you will be able to log on to the router with the default credentials and change the settings accordingly.
Since 192.168.100.1 is a common IP address, you may have multiple routers with the same one. This will create a conflict when you try to log on to one of the routers but access the login page of another one.
You may also be unable to access any of these routers at all. However, you can always set up static IP addresses for all your routers, keeping them unique in the network and avoiding any conflict. This also increases the security on your router since the hacker won't be able to access its static IP address. Therefore, you will always land on the web interface of the correct router and keep your network secure as well.
An IP address is a unique identity of any network. It can be of two types, public and private. A public IP address is accessible to anyone on the internet and therefore, a device is recognized with the address. On the other hand, a private IP address is only accessible to the devices that are a part of your local network.
Your device gets a new public IP address every time you connect to the internet but the private address stays fixed all the time. The router in your network assigns the local or the private IP address to every device on it. Therefore, an IP address can either be a visible entity or an owned identity in your network.
192.168.100.1 is one of the most popular admin IP addresses for routers and most of the manufacturers use it. Other common IP addresses for router login are 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.1.1. You can directly enter the IP address to get the admin access of your router at home. The manufacturers currently using the 192.168.100.1 IP address are Ambit Microsystems, Motorola, Ubee, Arris, Askey, Lenovo, Netronix, Planet, SmartRG, Unbranded, and ZyXEL.
The 192.168.100.1 IP address provides you the admin access to your router and helps you make changes to your network settings. You can configure the default settings such as set username and password, change DNS settings or set up the router in a different fashion. The configuration is usually done to increase the security of your network so that hackers can't access it.