192.168.1.1 is one of the commonly used default private Internet Protocol addresses which are being used by many hardware manufacturers as a part of factory settings. They set them as default (factory settings), but they are changeable (depending on your preferences) through a router panel (and can be done with no trouble, by a qualified person).
For start, let us first define basic terms we’re dealing with here: an IP address is defined as a numeric ID given to any contrivance that belongs to a computer network. For those who are not that familiar with IT terminology – it consists of four divisions of numbers (and three dots separating them).
The main characteristics of private IP addresses, ranging from 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255, is that they are unparalleled only inside their common network (that would be, the network they all belong to).
In other words, the computer that you use at work can be given 192.168.1.1 and your home computer can also have an identical IP address – but it will not make any difficulties at all. But outside your network it may create certain problems, such are sort of ‘collisions’ – meaning that two network devices can’t use one identical IP address on the Internet, for instance.
So to prevent this from happening, make sure that only on local network device is using 192.168.1.1 at the time.
The word ‘private’ actually means that these addresses will not make your computer identifiable anywhere outside your network (or on the Internet), which makes them non-routable. (To be identifiable on the Internet, you computer needs a NAT).
Second important characteristics of private IP addresses is their eligibility for repeated usage. You can use one over and over, and may be used by different users, in condition that they belong to different networks, of course. A single computer uses this IP, but it can be used within more than one network, which is also regarded as one of its main advantages, and besides this, it facilitates the router managing and also makes the information flow easier for the network. Furthermore, not only that it is used as a router, but it can serve as a gateway as well.
The manufacturers have predicted the need to communicate outside the local network (which may occur any time), so the solution is a gateway serving as a mediator (so called NAT is widely used in these purpose).
Although 192.168.1.1 was meant for a specific router brand usage, others started to use it too, because it has proven very convenient. Moreover, it is being used as a default IP address for broadband and modems world wide. Still, it highly depends on your preferences whether to choose 192.168.1.1 or not. While it makes things easier and more simple, its accessibility may be an issue for some users: it is quite accessible. Some will find it a good feature, while others won’t – that depends on what you do and what you use it for. Some users emphasize that the good thing here is the immunity and resistance to many kinds of threats coming from the Internet.
Generally speaking, the 192.168.1.1 is very well spoken of by many content users. However, if it comes to any problem, it should not be difficult to solve, since this IP is well known and widely used, so there are answers everywhere to help you solve your problem.