192.168.1.2 is private IP address . It’s often IP address on default for certain home models broadband routers usually sold outside the US. This IP address is also assigned to individual devices on the home network when the router has an IP address 192.168.1.1 . Although this is the default IP address for some routers, any router (and computer, printer, smart TV, and tablet) on the local network can be configured to use 192.168.1.2.
As a private IP address, as opposed to public address 192.168.1.2 does not have to be unique on the Internet, but only on your local network.
How to connect to 192.168.1.2
There is usually no need to access the administrative console of the router. However, you may need it if you are having connection problems or are setting up your router for the first time, such as creating a network WiFi , router password change or custom DNS server settings .
If the router is using the 192.168.1.2 address on the local network, you can login to his administrative console by entering its IP address in web browser in the form of a normal urls, such as https://192.168.1.2/ .
The router prompts for an administrator username and password. The default username and password for the router is usually available online. Most use admin or 1234 as a password, and some write the password on the bottom of the router. The username is often empty or may be a user root .
Here are lists of default usernames and passwords for popular router manufacturers: Linksys , Cisco , D-Link , NETGEAR .
If you don’t know the password, reset settings router, to restore default credentials.
Why is 192.168.1.2 so common?
router manufacturers and access points must use an IP address in the private range.
Previously, broadband router manufacturers such as Linksys and NETGEAR chose 192.168.1.x as the default address. Although this private range technically starts at 192.168.0.0, most people consider the number sequence to start at one rather than zero, making 192.168.1.1 the logical choice to start the home network address range.
When a router is assigned this first address, it assigns addresses to every device on its network. Thus, IP 192.168.1.2 became a common initial destination.
Assign 192.168.1.2 to the device
Most networks assign private IP addresses dynamically using DHCP . This means that the device’s IP address can be changed automatically or reassigned to another device.
DHCP is the preferred method for assigning a 192.168.1.2 device. Trying to use static IP assignment is possible, but can lead to connection problems if the network router is not configured accordingly.