Admin, Login – IP Address is a 16-bit block of IP address which is mostly used by broadband routers at homes as their default address.  Every router has 2 IP addresses i.e. Public and Private addresses. A Public address can be used from outside via the Internet but a private one can be used only from the devices which are connected to the same local network as the router.

This IP address is generally used to access the management or admin interface in order to change any setting of the router or modem. There are many other IP addresses that are used for this purpose like,, etc, but is the most common one.

Let us look at how we can log in and use admin panel to access and change settings of routers at home:

Steps to Login into the Admin panel

The below-mentioned steps should be followed in order to access the admin panel:

  1. First thing is to ensure that your router is working properly and your device is connected to the router. If you are using a Wi-Fi (wireless) connection then you would need to make sure that Wi-FI is working and is accessible.
  2. From your device (PC, tablet, SmartPhone, etc) open any browser (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, etc.) and type http:// or simply in the URL space. A common mistake made by people is that they type I instead of number 1, so avoid doing that and check the URL if you have mentioned 192.168.I.0 instead of and correct it.
  3. On correct entry of the URL, you would be greeted by the login page of your router which prompts you to enter Login Id and password. In most cases, the Id and password are both “admin” but if that is not the case then you would need to enter the login credentials assigned to your router. There are some common Login ID and password combinations that are mentioned in a separate section in this article below.
  4. Once you log in, be sure to take a backup of all the settings before changing anything. In case you make mistakes in modifying the settings then you can always re-install the backup to get it back to its original state.
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If connecting to your modem using is not happening then you could dig into it by performing certain actions and check:

  • The first thing you must do is eradicate the connectivity issue. It is possible that your Ethernet cable connection or your Wi-Fi connection is not working properly. You can do a quick check of the cables, remove and plug them back in. Also, switch off the router, and after waiting for 10 seconds or more switch it back on. In case all these fail to rectify your problem then either there is a technical issue or the below reason may help you with it.
  • It is possible that a different IP address needs to be used to access your modem. Some of the Netgear routers use while some models may use 
  • You might have entered the user name and password combination incorrectly. The below list would help you in finding and trying different combinations of user names and passwords used commonly for different modem models. Login – Username & Password

ModelUser NamePassword
Ruckus WirelessSupersp-admin
Ubiquiti Networksubntubnt

How does work?

The private IP address range starts with and falls in that category. By saying it is a private IPv4 address it means that networks from outside or internet cannot ping test or access this address by any means. The routing table uses this network number to share network information amongst routers. 

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Conclusion: belongs to the category of private IP addresses and many broadband routers use this to identify themselves to other devices that are on the same network. It is not a unique address and other routers can share this IP address without any issues. 

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