192.168.2.1 is the IP address of choice of numerous broadband routers. 192.168.2.1 is used by D-Link and Netgear routers. Popular makes include SMC and Belkin.
How to Log In Using 192.168.2.1
The first step to logging in to the on-board console on your router is to open your favourite browser.
Click on the address bar and type http://192.168.2.1. As long as you've entered the numbers correctly (and you're using the relevant make of router) you will be directed to enter your login information.
Enter your password and username and you'll have full access to the console.
From here, you can make many changes to the settings of your router including: WAN, LAN, WLAN, PPPOE, WPS, MAC, DSL, DCHP client and various security options.
Because it is a private IPv4 network address, a key restriction of 192.168.2.1 is that you can only link to a router inside your home network. If you'd like to run two simultaneous routers on your home network, you must assign them separate addresses. By checking the default gateway, you can find out the IP address which a local router uses.
How to Access 192.168.2.1
You can access the administration panel of your modem by opening your browser and typing http://192.168.2.1 into the address bar. If you forget your password, the easiest course of action is holding down the reset button for fifteen seconds to restore your router to its factory settings. Other frequently used IP addresses are: 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1
How to Change 192.168.2.1
If you'd like to change the default local address of your router, you should use the admin console, accessible by logging onto your router as detailed above.
Default Router Password List
Check any router's username and password from the list below: