192.168.49.1 is a private IP address or gateway login used to access router admin dashboard and configure settings. IP addresses are used to communicate with devices on the same network.
We all know that for a letter to reach its recipient, it has to carry the exact address: street, number, city, zip code, and country. This is the only way for postal staff to know where to send it. The same is true on the Internet: each device within an internal or external network needs a specific “door number” to communicate with other devices and receive data packets from them. This IP address, however, looks very different from that of postal mail. Find out what these cryptic figures mean.
What Is an IP Address Made Up Of?
There are two types of IP addresses with very different perspectives. What they have in common is that they are composed of a so-called network identifier (to find the way in IP routing) and a device identifier (to reach a specific device).
a. Today’s Ipv4 Addresses
Currently, internet protocol version 4 addresses (abbreviated as IPv4) are mostly used. They are made up of 32 bits, so from a technical point of view, they are a binary code of 32 digits, such as 11000000 10101000 10110010 00011111.
To deal with this monstrous figure, it is usually represented as a combination of four decimal numbers with values between 0 and 255 separated by dots. In that format, our example would have the following form: 192.168.0.256.
With IPv4 address 192.168.49.1, a total of about 43 billion different addresses can be represented. These are far fewer addresses than devices in the world (and many of them are reserved for special uses) but since they are never needed all at once, and since some are only used on private networks, so far, they have been more than enough.
b. The Ipv6 Addresses the Future
However, and not only because of the Internet of Things, but this situation will also soon change: since more and more devices connect to the Internet and much of them need an IP address, IPv4’s ability to assign addresses becomes gradually insufficient.
For this reason, IPv6 was introduced as its direct successor, with which some 340 sextillions (a figure of 37 zeros) of addresses can be generated: an almost inexhaustible source for all future IP needs.
The addresses in this release consist of 128 bits so they should be written as a 128-digit binary code. Such a figure would be too long and un-practicable so that a hexadecimal write is used that separates the 128 bits into 8 16-bit blocks separated between them by a colon.
This obtains, for example, the address Ipv6 0000:0000:0000:0000:0000:ffff:c0a8:b21f, in which the letters from “a” to “f” also refer to hexadecimal figures. If we omit the zeros at the beginning of each block and replace a series of consecutive blocks type 0000 with a colon (::), we can simplify this format even further.
In our case then the simplified form: ffff:c0a8:b21f has then resulted.
How to Login into 192.168.49.1
Login into router is very simple. Just follow the below steps. Before that check your router is connected to the network and there are no lose connection.
Step 1: Open the browser
Open your web browser and enter the IP address http://192.168.49.1
Step 2: Enter the default Username and Password
After typing 192.168.49.1 a login page will prompt asking the default username and password. Enter admin, admin username and password respectively.
Step 3: Access router’s admin panel
Once you login, you can access the router’s admin panel and modify, update or configure your router the way you want.
Troubleshooting 192.168.49.1 IP
192.168.49.1 is not loading
Make sure your device is connected to the router also check the address is correct (for example 192 168.49.1 or 192.169.49.I). First, try rebooting the router if not solving the issue then try to access with another device sometimes browser’s cache might cause these types of issues.
How to change my routers username and password?
1. Open any browser whichever you like and enter the 192.168.49.1 in the URL bar.
2. If you follow the first step correctly then you might be seeing the router’s login screen, put username & password, and hit enter. If you haven’t changed yet then try the default username and password which is “admin/admin”
3. Go to the settings menu.
4. Now search for the “Change Password” option or similar
5. Enter your new username and password (Use a strong and remember able password)
6. Save the setting.
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Q. How to find your Router’s IP Address?
To find the IP of your router manually follow the below steps:
For Windows users
– Press the Windows symbol and, holding it down, press the “R” key (without the quotation marks). Click on the result and a box will open.
– Write in the box: CMD
– Press ENTER or click OK. Then Type: ipconfig and press ENTER.
For Linux users
There are several ways to access the terminal. One of the fastest is to press the”Control + Alt + T” keys (without the quotation marks). You should open the terminal:
As we did in Windows, the next step is to put the command to return the information we are requesting. If we put “ipconfig” it will give us an error, since this command is reserved for Windows. In this case, what we have to use is a “synonym” that is called”ifconfig”. We indicate this command in the terminal and press ENTER.
For macOS users
- Open Apple Menu in the top left and select ‘System Preferences’
- Open network tab and select the network connection
- Click on Advance and click on TCP/IP
- You will find the IP address on the right.
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