Wondering what the 192.168.l.2 address is used for ? You’re in the right place. You see, routers manufacturers develop their own software to be loaded on its networking devices. In order to easily execute configuration changes, update security information, solve problems related to network settings and renew the configuration interface they a use a standard IP that serves as a default address to enter the router configuration panel as a full privileges administrator. And that’s exactly what 192.168.l.2 is, the default IP address of some routers and ADSL modems that gives the user a full oficial administrator privilege.
Why use the 192.168.l.2?
If you enter 192.168.l.2 IP address to your browser and login with the router’s admin and password, you will be the administer of your networking device and connection. Being the full administrator and accessing the configuration page gives you the capacity to change a lot of the router settings and network options like: LAN, WAN and WLAN settings, IP Qos, DNS, Proxy, DSL, DHCP client, MAC, WPS and DSL.
How to use the 192.168.l.2 IP to access the router settings?
There’s no secret here. To enter the configuration panel you need to be connected to the wifi network or directly to the router/modem by means of a hardwired connection. After connecting, performing the three steps below:
- Open the internet browser and write 192.168.l.2
- Enter the admin and password
- Perform the changes you want on the configuration page
The admin and password usually is the step where most problems happen. Usually most users do not change the original default password and admin. In this case you can just search for the default values on your router’s brand support website or in any list (here is a good one) available on the internet.
Try to login with the default information. If it didn’t work, you will need to reset the device to its factory original configuration. In order to perform this, just press and hold the reset button of the router. Be sure to hold on the little push button for more than ten seconds to ensure the factory settings will be restored (if you hold for a short time,the modem will reset but the configurations will remain the same). After the original settings are back, just proceed to the login page and try the default admin and password again. Now you will be directed to the configuration panel and as administrator will be capable to perform all the changes you think are necessary.
Our recommendation is to change the admin and password. As you just learned in this brief article, this kind of informations is public and can be easily found on the internet or by a quick contact with the device manufacturer. To ensure the security of your network, when you login as the router administrator for the first time or for a new settings change, renew the password with a even stronger one.