All devices are made up of two types of IP addresses. We have Private IP Address and Public IP Address. 192.168.0.1.1 is a perfect example of a private IP address. Also it is default private IP address for some routers out there. All D Link and Netgear routers have 192.168.0.1.1 as their default IP address. This means that if you are not sure of your router’s private IP address, you can always use 192.168.0.1.1 to launch your router’s login page.
How Private IP Address is Different from Public IP Address
Every computer has a public IP address. This kind of IP address is allocated to every computer connected to the internet by the computer ISP (Internet Service Provider). This Public IP Address is a user’s public id on the internet. And also, everyone could access your Public IP address because it is public and can be seen by anyone. On the other hand, private IP addresses are assigned by your router to all computers and devices connected to it on a private network. This one cannot be seen by everyone and no one except computers on the network is allowed to see the private IP address.
Also, while your public IP address is your ID online, your private IP address is the token of identification and security given to computers or devices on the shared network of the router.
It should be noted that IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) is a world organization and manages the distribution of IP addresses. In making the private IP addresses quite different from public IP addresses, IANA has taken the concerted effort to some blocks of the digits constituting IP addresses to remain private. Blocks that are always private IP addresses are as follows:
- 10.0.0.0 – 10.255.255.255
- 172.16.0.0 – 172.31.255.255
- 192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255
Anything outside of those blocks is a Public IP address. It is reported that there are over 17 million different private IP addresses in the world. Also, it should be noted that despite the automatic generations and shareablilty of private IP addresses between the router and computers, they still cannot access the internet on their own without tan ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Looking for your IP address can be quite a complex if you do not know how to about it. For Public IP address, you can easily get it over the internet when your computer is connected. Type in whatismyipaddress.com to get your public IP address or Type in modemfriendly.com your router name to get the default IP and login details.
There are also various ways to look for your router’s private address. Launch your command prompt and enter in “ipconfig”. This will bring up all your computer’s connections and their IP addresses.
How to change your router’s IP address
- Through the administration tool on your router’s C Panel, you can change your router’s IP address.
- Simply get to the administration tool by imputing your router’s IP address.
- There you will have the opportunity of altering the private Ip address to your choice.