An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a varied set of numeric digits attached to every device that is connected to the internet. Computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones all have their own unique IP addresses. IP addresses are also assigned to every website on the web, which is basically their virtual location on their home server.
With tens of millions of websites in existence and thousands being added every day, there is a shortage of unique IP addresses. This problem is easily resolved when standards are set to IPv6 levels. Till then, private networks and LANs are content using 192.168.100.1 IP address.
What is 192.168.100.1? What is 192.168.100.1 used for?
The 192.168.100.1 IP address belongs to the IPv4 generation. It is used to connect all available devices within a local network. Internet routers are also regularly assigned the 192.168.100.1 as the default IP address for easy access to admin features. It becomes easier to assign the 192.168.100.1 address to computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, smart home devices, etc.
The IP address 192.168.100.1 is most useful when you need to make changes in the settings of your router. This IP address allows you to log in and gives access to admin profile. With admin access through this IP address, you can easily:
- Control internet use by creating/changing username and password for Wi-Fi devices and controlling guest access to your private Wi-Fi network.
- Change the SSID which is the name displayed for your Wi-Fi connection to devices and even set up multiple SSIDs simultaneously.
- Increase network security by choosing the applicable internet connection security measures offered by your internet service provider to protect your devices against spam and malware.
- Maintain high-speed connectivity through QoS (Quality of Service) features.
Different Problems While Logging Into 192.168.100.1
Accessing IP address 192.168.100.1 at times may result in an error. There are different causes for these and the solutions are also quite simple.
Check out the few problems that you may encounter while logging into 192.168.100.1 IP address:
When Using Cable for Connectivity
In case you are experiencing issues logging in to your 192.168.100.1 IP address when using Ethernet cable for connectivity with your router, then you can easily go through this check-list to perform a diagnosis and solve the problem effectively:
- Is your router powered on? Check to ensure that all the lights on the router device are lit and blinking as normal. In case the device lights are not on, then check the router’s power cable/adapter for the problem.
- Are all cables connected completely? Make sure that all cables connecting the router to internet devices are connected in place. To ensure, unplug the cables and re-insert them once more firmly.
- Ping your router – Open Command Prompt console and type in – 192.168.100.1 – before hitting Enter. If your router does not respond to the ping then check to see if your router’s IP address is set as “192.168.100.1”.
- Network interface – Check to make sure that your network interface is enabled on your computer. A disabled network interface also results in problems with logging into your router using the universal IP address.
- Network card – Ensure that the network card in your system settings is enabled. A disabled network card shows an exclamation mark against its icon in the Windows Device Manager.
- Reset router – In case your router is responding normally to pings yet fails to log in to 192.168.100.1 then you may need to reset your router. Simply unplug its power cord and wait for 10 seconds before plugging it in again. It usually takes around 5 to 10 minutes for the router to get configured for use after a reset.
- Default settings – If despite the above steps, the problem of logging in to 192.168.100.1 persists, then you can choose to change your router’s settings to its default mode. Try logging in once again this time after you have reconfigured a few settings for your network.
- Ethernet cable – To make sure that your Ethernet cable is working fine, connect to your router through another device. Use the cable to connect with a laptop which is connected wirelessly/with wire to your router. This helps in localizing the problem area and ensures that there are no issues with the Ethernet cable.
How to Login to 192.168.100.1?
Hopefully, you will not face any of the above problems while logging in to the 192.168.100.1 IP address. Hence, the next steps make it extremely easy to log in to 192.168.100.1.
Here’s how to login to 192.168.100.1:
- Connect your computer directly with the router using an Ethernet cable.
- Open a web browser of your choice.
- Click on the URL bar at the top of your browser and simply type – 192.168.100.1 – before hitting Enter.
- A few seconds later, you will see a notification window requesting Username and Password.
- Simply type in the username and password you have assigned for the admin access on your computer system and hit Enter.
In case your password does not work, you can try to put “admin” as the username and password. Or, you can check the label on your router for the assigned username and password.