IP stands for Internet Protocol. A protocol is a set of rules, that if followed can establish communication between two entities. Therefore an IP address is nothing but an address in the numerical form. An IP address is made up of four parts separated by periods. An example of an IP address could be 192.168.1.13. An IP address is also called a Host address. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority(IANA) registers 192.168.1.13 as a private IP address used for the private network 192.168.1.0/24. To log in to a router, we use 192.168.1.13 as an IP address.
This IP address can only be used in homes or small organizations. It should be manually assigned. Each router acts as a gateway or access point having its private address. Through the use of a Network Address Translator(NAT) gateway or a proxy server, we could connect to the internet from a private network. Wired and wireless routers are examples of NAT gateways.
All routers have two different types of IP addresses. An IP address used on your local network known as Local Area Network(LAN) IP address and the other one assign by the modem known as Wide Area Network(WAN) IP address. By using a private IP address in your local network, any number of your devices can be assigned to it.
We can access routers through a web-based interface, using their IP addresses or their Domain Name Server(DNS). To gain complete access to a router we need it’s IP address 192.168.1.13, username, and password.
Steps to Login using the 192.168.1.13 IP Address
For Windows Users
- Connect your computer or any other device to your wired or wireless router.
- Type ‘cmd’ in your RUN dialogue box to access the command prompt.
- When command prompt window appears type in ‘ipconfig’ to get the list of all the connections on your computer.
- Here you will find all you need to know about 192.168.1.13.
Note- Don’t misunderstand number ‘1’ with lowercase letter ‘l’. For eg: 192.168.l0.13, 192.168 l 13, 192.168.l.l13, 192.168.l.13, 192.168.o.1.13, 192.168.o.13 and 192.168 l l28 password are invalid and wrong ways to access this IP address.
For Macintosh Users
- Go to ‘System Preferences’ on the Apple menu and click on the Network icon.
- In the Network window click on the ‘Advanced’ button of your connection.
- Select the ‘TCP/IP’ tab in which you can find your router IP address.
To change your IP Address:
There are two ways by which you can change the IP address of your router. They are:
- Setup CD
- Web Interface
We do this to keep our router safe and to prevent any different issues that may arise with other networks. If you forget to change your IP address, then reset the router and then everything will return to its default values.
Now follow the following steps:
- Open your browser.
- In the address space of your browser, type in the address http://192.168.1.13. Type the IP address in this form ‘192.168.1.13’ only. Other forms like ‘192,168,1,13’ or ‘192 168 1 13’ are invalid.
- It will redirect you to a login page.
- Enter your router’s name and password.
- Once you are granted access, you are free to make changes to several options.
- You can also make changes to your security options, WLAN settings, Proxy, network management, router software, etc.
Forgot Your Router’s Name and Password?
Case 1: You do not know your username and password
Check your router’s label usually placed behind your router. Note down the router’s serial number and login address. You may also find the router’s IP address 192.168.1.13. If you do not find the label or tag behind your router, please contact your Internet Service Provider for the information.
Case 2: You forgot your password
In case you have forgotten your password, reset the router’s settings. To reset the router use a safety pin or a needle to access the reset button present at the back or on top of your router.
Case 3: You have never changed your router’s username and password
This is the most natural case. In this case, perform a simple web search to determine your router’s username and password. The most commonly used username and password is ‘admin.’
Once you are aware of your router’s username and password, use your web interface to access the web page where you can enter your router’s username and password. Once you are provided access, you can access your router’s admin panel of 192.168.1.13. You can also reset the router using the web-based setup page.
Cable connection issues
To ensure cable connectivity, place the router in an ideal spot where it is not blocked. The same applies to a wireless router signal.
Make sure the connections are not loose.
Router’s user manual
The router’s user manual usually provides adequate details regarding any errors encountered in your router.
The solution for these problems is provided by the router’s manufactures in the manual.
Incorrect Router IP Address
By incorrectly entering your router’s IP address, leads to the occurrence of an error. Therefore you must take care while entering the correct IP address 192.168.1.13.
Seth Myers is a 26-year-old hardware expert who enjoys badminton, cycling and watching television. He is kind and fun, but can also be very hardworking and a bit lazy. In his free time he loves binge-watching boxed sets.