(sometimes referred to as 192.168.l.l), is the default router address
. By accessing this address it is normally possible to access the configuration and modify each connection parameter. The address 192.168.1.1
is a private or local IP address, this means that addresses of this type are not unique in the Internet. While in LAN (local area network) they the router. If the router does not have this local address then it is always possible to try the equally widespread 192.168.0.1
What can I do by accessing 192.168.1.1?
- See connected devices (both via cable and via wifi
- Configure the wifi
(frequencies, access password, key protection protocol)
- Configure the internet router
- Modify security parameters
- View any transmission error percentages
What to do if I can't log in?
It is possible to try with the default password. It is always good practice to change the access password. If you still do not remember the password, you can always press the reset button
and bring the router to the factory settings (including the password). Vodafone
usually distributes proprietary routers which however have a configuration very similar to modem routers of other brands.
The following is a list of default user names and passwords for the main brands on the market:
- Vodafone 192.168.1.1 admin admin
- 3Com 192.168.1.1 admin admin
- Belkin 192.168.2.1 admin admin
- BenQ 192.168.1.1 admin admin
- D-Link 192.168.0.1 admin admin
- Digicom 192.168.1.254 user password
- Linksys 192.168.1.1 admin admin
- Netgear 192.168.0.1 admin password
- Sitecom 192.168.0.1 sitecom admin
- Thomson 192.168.1.254 user user
- US Robotics 192.168.1.1 admin admin
What if I don't know the router address with certainty?
In windows you can get the correct address by typing cmd
and then from the command prompt ipconfig
(the address is indicated as the default gateway
Some common addresses besides 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 are the following:
Many routers allow you to change firewall
settings. The firewall
allows you to have a protection from the external environment and serves to protect the devices connected from malicious attacks. Normally in routers it is possible to enable / disable or change the security level of the firewall
Very important and useful is the port mapping
service provided by the most common routers. Port mapping allows the transfer of packets through a specific communication port by forwarding the correct service to the device that needs it. In particular, for gaming
setting this function is necessary to avoid communication problems that would compromise the use of the service.
In the DHCP
settings it is possible to change the address set of the connected devices. The possible IPv6
configuration tab allows you to enable or disable the use of the new IP version 6. IPv6
will replace the current IPv4
in the future. The address 192.168.1.1
is one of many IPv4
addresses. They consist of 4 blocks of numbers. IPv6
addresses are instead formed by four blocks of hexadecimal numbers.
It is possible to change the default DNS
servers and NTP servers. DNS
is the service used by any browser to access a web address. Since each web address is part of a domain and each domain is hosted on a server reachable through an IP
address, the DNS
is like a telephone directory that provides the IP
Some routers allow you to set access filters based on the MAC
ID of the authorized devices. In practice it is possible to list the MACs of trusted devices to allow them to connect and leave out all unknown devices.
Finally, some routers have other settings such as: Quality of Service (QoS)
management and WPS