192.168.42.1 IP Address
To access the admin page type 192.168.42.1 into your web browser’s address bar or click on the link below.
192.168.42.1 Default logins
- You will need to login to your router admin if you want to change your password, conduct router configurations, or change or modify settings. Type in the address into your preferred browser’s URL bar.
- If an error occurs, it means that a wrong address has been typed. Retype the address without using auto-complete. This article contains techniques on how to determine your router’s IP address.
- Forgotten username and password? Don’t worry; follow tips to get them back. Check out our list containing the default router usernames and passwords if you didn’t change the default username and password.
- Make sure your router is in connection to your devices with Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable. Cross-check all the router’s lights, such as the internet light, Ethernet light, power light, and Wi-Fi light.
- If the router is already connected to your device, restart the device. You can do this by removing the modem and router plug. Plug them back after a while, one by one. Check after two minutes.
- When behind firewalls, disable the same. It is possible for the router to have problems accessing the internet because of the firewall settings.
The address is not 192.168.I.2 but 192.168.42.1. Using the wrong address will lead to login problems. If this doesn’t help, reset the router back to factory settings. This can be done by pressing the reset button on the router.
HOW TO USE THE 192.168.42.1IP ADDRESS
The internet makes use of an address called the Internet Protocol (IP) address. In a standard home network, the router gives every device connected to it an IP address. It has its own router IP too. A particular range of IP addresses has been kept for private networks like homes, LAN, and WAN within an enterprise. These IP addresses cannot be ascribed to internet sites (publicly accessible websites).
The IP address always consists of a set of 4 numbers that range from 0 and 255. The address has two parts; the Network ID which is the first three numbers in the address. The device ID is usually the fourth number. For example, the Network ID is and the device ID is the last number 20. If you connect several devices to your home network, all devices will have the first three digits in common, which shows their presence on the same network. The fourth number will not be the same and this signifies their unique identity. A unique IP will be automatically assigned to every device when a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is configured on the routers. Apart from the private address for itself and devices, there is a public address for a router/network. A common public address visible to the external network is shared by all devices on the given network. The router changes the address from private to the public when in communication with devices within the network and translates the address from private to the public while in communication with an external network. The process is referred to as the NETWORK ADDRESS TRANSLATION (NAT).
Most manufacturers regard the 192.168.42.1 as the router IP. This makes the gateway/default access point where the devices on the network are connected to the world. This is why 192.168.42.1is referred to as the default gateway. This makes it easier for laypeople to memorize the address to access the router’s administrative console by putting in the 192.168.42.1in their preferred browser’s address bar.
Most conventional router manufacturers like Asus, Dell, D-link, Huawei, Cisco, Linksys, SMC Networks, Netgear, and TP-Link make use of 192.168.42.1as the router IP. The router usually comes with a manual that mentions the particular router IP.
HOW TO GET CONNECTED
- The first step is to examine if the internet connection available is either working or not working by connecting the ISP cable or Ethernet to the computer directly.
- The router usually comes with a manual that mentions the default gateway, username, and password. The router should be put in a central location or a higher shelf.
- The router might take some time to boot. A green light appearing on the router shows that it is ready to use or as indicated by the manual.
- Connect the router to the internet source by connecting the DSL Modem, ISP gateway cable, or broadband cable to the router’s internet port. The port usually comes in a different color or a noticeable placement.