Many Netgear and D-Link model routers use 192.168.0.1 as their default IP address. It is used in a private IPv4 network address as the router gateway. In order to avoid address conflicts, only one device can use 192.168.0.1 on a network. Other common default gateways are 192.168.1.1 and 10.0.0.1.
How to Access 192.168.0.1
If you'd like to access your router's console, open your browser and type http://192.168.0.1 into the address bar. From here, you'll be able to make all sorts of changes, both basic and more advanced. Because this is a private IPv4 network address, it is possible for any device on the network to use 192.168.0.1. As mentioned above, be careful not to assign more than one device to 192.168.0.1 as this will cause an IP address conflict.
If You Can't Access 192.168.0.1
If typing http://192.168.0.1into your browser doesn't work then 192.168.0.1 may not be your computer's gateway after all. The easiest way to find your correct gateway is to open the command line (Start > cmd ) and enter 'ipconfig/all'. Check the results to see if the gateway address is 192.168.0.1 or not. Otherwise check our tutorial to find your router IP address.
Changing Your Router's Password
For the security of your network, it's important to have a strong password. Don't just rely on the default one. To change your password, login as detailed above and search for the admin tab. Here you'll find the option to change your password. It will prompt you to type in the password twice for safety reasons.