With an astonishing thing like the internet, you can do many things—you can play multi-player games with multiple people, each one from a different country, learn a skill by watching tutorials on YouTube or, you can also watch movies on demand. To do all of this or, any of this—you need the internet. The internet can be accessed in your home through a router. With a router that comes straight from the box, you might get access to basic Wi-Fi.
Did you know that you could get much more from your router than the basic Wi-Fi that you were getting until now? All you have to learn is pretty simple. It can be learned in the next few minutes with the help of this article.
Now, to set up a super strong, secure, and advanced router, all you need to do is learn the 10.1.1.1 router setup. You might want to keep this IP address handy, in case you want to do it later as well.
10.1.1.1 set up and configuration, login and so much more are explained in the steps below. Do give it a read.
How To Login To 10.1.1.1 IP Address?
To ensure that you have access to the interface of the router and make changes to it, you need to make use of the 10.1.1.1 IP address. Now, you might be comfortable using the Wi-Fi you currently have—there is absolutely no problem with that. However, knowledge of how to make changes is essential if any necessity arises. Here is how—
- Firstly, you require a computer device that you connect to the router, either via Wi-Fi or via Ethernet. A computer or a laptop with Ethernet works best in this case.
- After the connection is done, open up a web browser. It can be any web browser, be it Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.
- Type “10.1.1.1” IP address into the search bar.
- This will lead to the router’s interface which will then prompt you to enter login credentials associated with the router. The correct 10.1.1.1 login credentials will grant access to the interface of the router.
- Supposing one doesn’t know the login credentials of your router, they can always find them on the base of your router. Or, they can find them on the manufacturer’s website.
Configuration of Router with 10.1.1.1
After logging in to your router’s interface, there will be much that you can do on the menu. Although, it is best that for a person who is accessing the router’s interface for the very first time around to just stick to basics. One change that you must definitely do is to change the login credentials mentioned.
- In the menu of http://10.1.1.1, search for admin settings or general settings. Scroll through this till you find the router’s password field/ box.
- The username box/ field will be in the same menu.
- After finding the correct field in http://10.1.1.1, enter a username or password of your choice, depending on what you want to change. Are you changing the password? Ensure that it is a secure and strong one.
- Just like any of the other changes that you make to the router, save these changes and finish.
Changing Name & Password of Wi-Fi Network
After changing the 10.1.1.1 login credentials of the router’s interface, the next step in setting up is the Wi-Fi network’s credentials. To change the name of the Wi-Fi network, you should make changes to the SSID.
- Once again, go to admin settings or general settings
- In this menu—go to ‘wireless settings’
- Here, search for the SSID field. Select it and type the network name of your choice.
- As earlier, save the changes and finish!
Changing the Wi-Fi password also follows similar steps. Rather than selecting the SSID field, select the password field. Type in the new password, ensuring that it is strong and secure and then, save the changes!
A Little More About 10.1.1.1 Default IP Address
10.1.1.1 is a gateway, local, and private IP address. It is used by computer devices that are connected to the Wi-Fi such that they let the data request, like a visiting website, go where it should go. 10.1.1.1 default IP address is not the unique IP address a router has because it also has an IP address that is public. The process of gathering information is quite simple, really—ISP or any website, for that matter, will request information to a public IP address which then hands it over to 10.1.1.1. The 10.1.1.1 admin then displays it on the computer screen.
Finding Your IP Address
The IP address 10.1.1.1 is very common, although it might not be your IP address that’s set for the router. If this is not your router’s IP address, then, you can search for your model’s IP address online. Doing this will give you the correct IP address.
Alternatively, check the base of your router, where there will be details listed.
There is another way, depending on the Operating System that you use.
Computer using Windows—
- Select network symbol on the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
- Once the networks are open, select the Wi-Fi you are using to access the internet.
- After selecting, you will see some information regarding the network. One of the pieces of information will be IPv4. It is your IP address and it will resemble 10.1.1.1.
Computer using Mac OS—
- Click on Apple menu on the top left-hand side of your screen.
- Click on System Preferences
- You will see a number of networks. From them, select the one that you are using to access the internet.
- You will find your router’s IP address beside the word ‘router.’
What is 10.1.1.1?
10.1.1.1 is a private IP address of the router. The computing devices on your network use this IP address to connect to the router. Your router doesn’t use this IP address alone. Router manufacturers also use them. The IP address of the router does not need to be the same. It can be some derivation of 10.1.1.1 as not only computer devices but also storage devices or printers have IP addresses.
Any number cannot be an IP address. There are a set of numbers that are reserved for IP address use, decided by Internet Assigned Numbers Authority or IANA. The numbers that are not a part of these particular sets can be used as public IP addresses.
The numbers that are reserved for private IP addresses are—
- From 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255
- 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255
- From 10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255
Now, the router manufacturers using only a few of these numbers to date, there are 18 million private IP address combinations.
Public IP Address
One of the private IP addresses is 10.1.1.1 and this can be used to access the admin’s page. Also, a private IP address isn’t the only IP address that a router has. So, what other IP address does a router have?
Public IP address!
ISP’s assign routers public IP addresses, too. You do not have control over your public IP address as with your private IP address. When you are visiting a website, the public IP address can be viewed by that website. Your ISP also has the power to change/modify your public IP address as required. Also, no two public IP addresses are similar. There aren’t enough public IP addresses and so, from the internet, every time a router disconnects, the public IP address gets reassigned. There is also a way in which you can assign a permanent public IP address. This is called a Static IP address. This is usually provided to those servers and websites which must be online continuously.
Now, there is a little concern with public IP address as it is capable of revealing the location of a user. However, if one is using a VPN service, they can easily hide their IP address from the websites and thus, keep hacking at bay. Sometimes, routers do come with an in-built VPN—providing you with secure internet.
My phone isn’t letting me inside www.10.1.1.1. What do I do?
There might be issues with your phone not having the correct terminal or having denied access to advanced settings that are required to configure devices like modem or routers.
Why is www.10.1.1.1 not loading?
There are two cases—
- You are not entering the correct IP address that corresponds to your router
- There might be an issue with your router
Reset both the system and the router and try again.
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