Several IP addresses like 192.168.1.106 come in the class of private IP addresses as put forward by ICANN. Such IP addresses are used by routers and modems. There are brands like Linksys which use this IP address as their default gateway login address. Logging into the settings of a router allows you to configure settings like IP QoS, DNS, LAN, WAN, WLAN, and WPS Block.
These private IP addresses have several benefits which include IP addresses not being sharable. Another advantage to consider is that no device outside a network will be able to enter your communication channels.
However, it’s important to note that there are also several disadvantages. The expensive maintenance of a private IP address, along with certain limitations because of said privacy are two cons that can make it tricky to manage.
192.168.1.106 Username & Password
Every router and modem have login credentials and an IP address that allows you to access the settings. 192.168.1.106 is an IP address that can be used to access the settings of some routers like Linksys routers and Westell ADSL modems to name a few.
To access the default login gateway, there are few prerequisites to know:
- A system that is connected to the home Wi-Fi.
- A system where you can access a browser.
Step 1: Open the Web Browser
You need to enter the private IP address in the search bar and if your router has this specific IP address, you will have quicker access to the login page.
Step 2: Enter the Username and Password
If you have just gotten yourself a new router with a private IP address then you must have the default username and password. Refer to the column below to find out the default username and password.
Note: The credentials are usually printed on the box of the router. If you don’t have the router box with you, you can simply reset the router by simultaneously pressing and holding the reset button for 10-15 seconds. Once reset, you can enter the default login details. Another way is to access the official site of the Pace router, now part of Arris, and get the default username and password.
Step 3: Change the SSID
Even if you are using a private IP address for your network. We recommend you to change the SSID which is the name of the network visible to others on your private radar.
- Keep it short and simple.
- Don’t make it very quirky as it may backfire.
- Don’t use any personal information as the name of your router.
Step 4: Change the Default Username and Password
It may be a private IP address but you always need to ensure your connection is secure by changing the default credentials. Follow the tips below while changing the details.
Tips to Change your Username and Password:
- Your password should have a mixture of alphanumeric characters
- Your password should be 8-16 characters long, complex yet easy to remember
- Username should be user-friendly and simple
- Username and password for 192.168.1.106 IP address needs to be written down somewhere
Note: For the IP address 192.168.1.106 we found the username was a root in 40% of the cases.
1. Why can’t I connect to the router: HTTP://192.168.1.106 or chrome won’t access 192.168.1.106?
Most people can’t connect to the default login gateway because of a typing error. You need to make sure there is no semicolon but a colon after HTTP or HTTPS. The correct address is http://192.168.1.106, the other reason could be that this may not be the correct IP address of your router. Make sure to double-check.
2. How do I change the password for 192.168.1.106?
- First, access the gateway using 192.168.1.106, enter the username and password and look at the Wi-Fi setting (methods differ as per the router/modem). If you have direct TV & Wi-Fi then use the home network and choose the wireless option.
- Type in Device Code when requested (found on side of the gateway). You can change the name, click SAVE.
- To change the default password, users need to select WPA/PSK encryption settings which will highlight the grayed out password. Now Change the password and save.
3. Forgot IP address username and password
Whenever you purchase a new router or mode, you get the default credentials that are printed over the box or are mentioned in the manual. You can also contact the ISP(Internet Service Provider) to get the default credentials.
Fix 1: Now, if you have never changed the default username and password, you can refer to the table below to find out the details of your router.
Fix 2: if you have already changed the default username and password, then you need to reset the router so that you can use the default credentials once again.
Resetting a Router:
Warning: Resetting a router will erase all the previous saved details and settings. It will turn your router into a factory-made router.
- Turn off the router.
- Press-and-hold the reset button for 10-15 seconds using a pointed object like a needle and then turn on the router. Keep pressing the reset button until the router is turned on for 10-15 seconds.
- Release the button and allow some time for the router to reboot.
- Now connect to the router using a Wi-Fi connection and or a network cable and log in using default credentials.
4. What is the fix for http://192.168.1.106/mypage.asp won’t load?
Your routers could be in Bridge mode, which changes the default IP to 192.168.1.106, Router mode is 192.168.1.106, check the switch on the back of the router.
5. 192.168.1.106 is not responsive or can’t reach my router at 192.168.1.106
This may be an issue due to either some error with the cables or the issue with your router. For cables, see if everything is in place, or else contact your ISP.
Now that we’ve laid out the reset and reboot steps for you, let us know in the comments if our methods helped with your home network needs.
Don’t let panic sync in, follow our recommended steps to create a private network, and manage your passwords and usernames. Let us know in the comments if these steps helped solve your issues.