IP 192.168.2.1 is the IP you need in case you have been experiencing some networking problems or you want to enable wireless internet for your new laptop. To be more precise, 192.168.2.1 is an IP address (both default and private) some router manufacturers use as a default IP for the routers they produce. This IP is a private IP since it belongs to the 192.168.x.x range, 192.168.0.0 – 192.168.255.255 to be more precise).
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What else can I do with IP 192.168.2.1?
We have already mentioned that you will need this IP if you have some networking problems or you want to use wireless internet. However, once you access the router’s administrative console there are several other options you can configure. These are:
- Change the default IP
- Change the default password or set up a custom one if there was no password set before
- Change SSID or disable SSID broadcast
- Do some port forwarding
The first three uses will greatly improve your network security, so keep in mind to make these changes as soon as possible.
Which Router Brands use 192.168.2.1 as a default IP address?
Belkin is one of the more popular router manufacturers which use this IP. However, this IP is not explicitly used by Belkin, some other router manufacturers like DYNEX, EDIMAX, SMC and others use this IP, too. Additionally, you can easily set this IP to be a default one for any router disregarding the brand. However, if you decide to make this change, you will have to make sure that the device with this IP is going to be the only device in the network with IP 192.168.2.1 assigned.
Default usernames and passwords for BELKIN routers
BELKIN – After you enter 192.168.2.1 in the address bar, a login screen will appear. Leave the password field blank, since Belkin doesn’t set up a default password on their routers.
Default usernames and passwords for DYNEX routers
DYNEX – Just like Belkin, Dynex routers are shipped without a default password. Therefore if you have to login to the router, leave the password field blank and click Submit.
Default usernames and passwords for EDIMAX routers
EDIMAX – For most Edimax routers the default username is admin and password is 1234.
Default usernames and passwords for SMC routers
SMC Networks – For SMC routers you can try the following combination. cusadmin as username and password as password.