Among common private IP addresses used by broadband modems and routers across the world, the IP address is used by several manufacturers such as Gigabyte, Motorola, Thomson etc. The device with this address can’t be accessed outside the private network, and the address is always unique to avoid connection conflicts with other devices on the network.

Configuring your router

The procedure for configuring your router is usually the same for all commercial routers: just type in your browser address bar and the administrative panel will open. You’ll need to know your router’s password and it is usually a simple combination of letters or numbers (such as 1234 or admin), but sometimes it can be far more complex. Once you find out the default password, it’s always a good idea to change it to a more secure one. If you continue to use default password, this can make your network vulnerable and insecure, especially if you’re using port forwarding while being connected to the Internet.

What is there to configure?

Your router’s administrative panel offers a variety of options to change: security options, network management, DNS and proxy settings, DSL and DHCP client configuration, as well as address blocking and allocation. Do not change your router’s default settings if you’re not 100% sure you won’t cause connection problems!

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