192.168.2.1 is the default IP address for many broadband routers most notably Belkin and SMC routers. When a router is sold to users, the default IP addresses are set on the routers by the companies which manufacturer them, however, you always the choice to configure and change these IP address to any address you want.
How to login into 192.168.2.1?
- Open any browser and click on http://192.168.2.1/ or type the following in your browser URL bar “192.168.2.1”.
- Once the page loads up, enter in your username and password.
- After entering in your login credentials, you will be logged in into the admin panel and from there you will be able to change all kinds of router/modem settings such as Security Options, IP allocation, DNS and many more.
Default Router Username and Password
If you don’t know about the default username and password of your router or have forgotten it then you can look for it in the Default Router Username and Password List.
Restrictions when using 192.168.2.1
192.168.2.1 is a private IPv4 network address. This means that you can’t use this IP address on more than one device and outside from your home network. If you wish to use it outside your home network, you will have to use your router’s public IP address.
To find out about the router’s public IP address/ default gateway, check out our simple and easy step-wise tutorial on How to find out your router’s IP address.
How can I change the address 192.168.2.1?
Within the Admin Panel, you get the option to configure a lot of settings such as the router’s IP address, password, and other Internet settings. From the Admin Panel, you will easily be able to change the default local address along with other IP settings as provided by your router manufacturer.