The Internet Assigned Number Authority or IANA has kept a few IP addresses aside for various tasks other than assigning them to websites - 192.168.0.1 is one such IP, generally dedicated as a default gateway for routers.
Once this IP is entered and correct credentials are put in, the user is directed to the router’s settings page.
However, many users fail to enter the correct IP because the number “0” and the alphabet “O’ look quite similar. Therefore, at first glance, they tend to mistake the number zero as the letter O.
Also, the auto-correct option on smartphones does not make things easier – the given suggestions are often wrong.
Consequently, the entered IP to access the router’s control panel is 192.168.o.1, rather than 192.168.0.1, and they are reverted with an error page.
Following are, some frequently misspelled IP errors users make and their corrections:
Incorrect: 192.168.o.1 login
Correct: 192.168.0.1 login
You may want to login into your router’s control panel for the following reasons:
The best part is that anyone can do this no matter their level of familiarity with routers - to help you understand, we have broken down each step from login until execution.
Open any browser - there is no requirement for a specific brand such as Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, etc.
Now in the search field enter the correct IP, i.e., 192.168.0.1, and make sure you are not entering a misspelled IP i.e., 192.168.o.1
If the correct IP has been entered, you will be directed to a login page – enter your login credentials, i.e., the given username or password (these can be found on the router’s box, manual, and at the back of the router, etc.).
If your internet connection is not working at its full potential or generating enough speed, it could be due to server downtime or other issues at the internet service provider’s end, or it can be due to problems with the router.
If the issue is not with the provider, you should consider restarting your router manually – switch it off and then turn it back on.
If the issue persists, reboot the router from the settings page or carry out a factory reset – a reboot that restores your router to its initial out-of-the-box state.
Also, you may have come across many Wi-Fi connections with unique names, instead of conventional router names such as Netgear, Tenda, etc. This name change can be easily carried out on the settings page.
Remember, cybercriminals can use Wi-Fi connections to access all your vital information – login credentials, credit card information, social security numbers, etc.
You can control who accesses the Wi-Fi by putting a password or by allowing access to only specific devices.
This can be done from the control panel - simply change the old password that may have been breached, to halt unwanted traffic.
When you have successfully made changes to your router’s settings, carry out the following steps:
- Log-out from the settings page
- Restart the router
No doubt, seeing an error page after entering a misspelled IP such as 192.168.o.1 can be downright irritating.
The issue is typically faced by those using routers from these brands:
This is because these devices come assigned with 192.168.0.1 as a default gateway to access the dashboard.
However, if you are unsure about what IP is assigned to your router, it can easily be located. In the Command Prompt enter ipconfig, and press enter to see a list of IP addresses.
Look for an IP address that says Default Gateway next to it – this is your router’s IP, please read it correctly so you do not end up entering a misspelled IP like 192.168.o.1