Most of the well-known manufacturers use 192.168.8.1 for gateways. This class C IP address isn’t available on world wide web and hence should be used with caution. It, in fact, belongs to private networks. Consequently, it can be accessed simultaneously accessed by many networks. It is used primarily among devices within the network usually to exploit functions of the router.
ROUTER LOGIN USING 192.168.8.1
Log into your router using these simple steps.
1. Make sure you connect the router you wish to access. Then, type 192.168.8.1 in your updated browser window and press enter.2. Enter the default username and password in the corresponding fields and press enter.
Getting default username and passwords:
(i) Find the default user IDs and passwords in the user manual
(ii) It may also be present in the back of your router.
(iii)You can find a list of such default username and passwords on the internet.
3. On successful authentication, it will redirect you to your router’s home page.
The admin panel of 192.168.8.1 that is open can be used to make changes to certain fields about your network like network name, type of network or configure devices in your network like webcams, printers (WiFi connected) and other such IoT devices.
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Limitations of IP Address 192.168.8.1
Since it is an IP address of the private network, it is necessary to be connected to the network because of which we have to be in close proximity to be able to access the network. Also, only a limited number of connections, i.e., 254 is possible.
The proximity factor is difficult to meet in case of large networks managed by large companies or institutions.
Moreover, the limit on the number of connections which is a small number in the present age where most of the peripherals are cheap and are different for different computers make it inconvenient for a more extensive network to use. The rise of IoTs may bring 254 connections next to nothing.
All these factors limit its usage in more extensive networks and hence limits it’s usage to small systems.
Resolving Problems Faced While Using IP Address 192.168.8.1
1. Troubleshooting 101
If a problem crops up, check if the internet connection is stable, IP address you are using to access the UI.
2. Retrieving user ID and password
(i) Reset the router to factory settings manually using the small button on the router with 192.168.8.1 as the IP Address.
(ii) Else enable Universal Plug and Play and connect your computer to any port.
3. Resolving IP conflicts
Change the IP Address of the router using these steps.
(i) Open settings in admin panel. Open the LAN tab and select the option to configure IP addresses.
(ii) Type the new IP address 192.168.8.1 and follow through the instructions that appear.
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