Frequently Asked Questions
How to access the router?
To access the router you should have 1- Your routers IP Address 2- Your router Username and Password You need to put your router’s IP address into your browser. Then you will be required for your router’s username and password. Put credentials and hit enter. You will get your router configuration interface If you lose your username or password or don’t know about your routers IP address you can know from https://alrouters.com
How to reset your router?
If you forgot your router default username and passwords and you need to reset your router to its default settings. You need to press a little button on to your router for 20-30 seconds. The reset button is very tiny and pushed by a nib, pencil, or something fragile. Then your router needs to reboot, and the router will reset to its factory settings if you don’t know your routers default credentials. 30-30-30 reset is another method in which we perform each step for 30 seconds.
The 30-30-30 hard reset instructions. Make sure your router is on. Press and hold the reset button of the router for at least 30 seconds. Without releasing the reset button, turn off your router. Plugin the router again, still holding the reset button for 30 seconds. Hold the reset button for the final 30 seconds. Your router’s lights will stabilize after blinking. Now your router is reset to its default settings.
What is the Private IP address?
Your router or modem also has a private IP address or internal IP address apart from having a public IP address that used to communicate with the devices of the local network. The first router or modem in your home usually assigns itself at the first IP in the subnet. Remaining devices get local/private IP address from your router/modem with DHCP, that handles the addresses of the home network. THE first IP address is like 192.168.1.1, 192.168.0.1, or something like that.
What is a Public IP address?
Your ISP assigned an IP address to your router, which is your router public IP address. Your public IP address is visible to outside the world.
Can I hide my public IP address?
By using any VPN or Proxy, you can hide your public IP address. If you use any VPN or Proxy like Browsec or InvinciBull, you can change your location. VPN or Proxy is not the best option to apply. And there is a chance of shady stuff with your data. The best option is to use private Proxy or VPN so that your data can’t be sold to third parties.
Should I hide my public IP address?
If you worried about your privacy or security while you are on the web, you should hide your public IP address. Because someone can trace your IP address and also can find your location if you are using static IP address You can use a paid or free service of Proxy or VPN. In this way, you can hide your public IP address.
Is the number of public IP addresses limited?
Before IPV6, we were facing a shortage of IP addresses. Because before IPV6, IPV4 addresses were used. Now there are a huge amount of IP addresses that are enough for all internet world.
Can I change my router’s private IP address?
Yes, you can change your router’s private IP address from your router’s configuration interface. You can change if from the default address to any new address unless it is in the private IP range. Make sure the new address is within these ranges:
🎆 10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255
🎆 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255
🎆 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255
What is the default Gateway?
Default Gateway is your router internal IP address. All other devices which are connected to your router used this default Gateway to connect with the web. It’s the gateway responsibility to takes care of routing the requests to the correct place. The gateway then takes care of routing the requests to the correct place.
Why should I know my router’s public IP address?
You don’t need to know your public IP address while you are using the Internet, scrolling sites, and watching videos. You must know your router’s public IP address in exceptional cases like when you want to access your PC remotely through Windows Remote Desktop application, or when using other applications, like some multiplayer games require your public IP address to connect with other players.
Why should I know my router’s IP address?
You need to know your router’s IP address if you want to configure your router settings. For that purpose, you will also need your router’s username and password. Other then that other devices which are connecting with your router will need your router’s IP address for communication purpose.
What’s an IPv4 address?
In IPv4 address, there are four numbers separated by dots and each address has 4 bytes of data, e.g., 126.96.36.199 IPv6 is the new version now, which has a considerable amount of addresses, which are enough for the whole internet world.
What is the IPV6 address?
After facing limitations of address while using IPV4 addresses, we get IPv6 version. In IPv6, each address has 16 bytes of data. IPv6 is the successor to IPv4. IPv6 address looks like 2001:0f4s:3456:0000:8a2e:0870:7344.
What is a proxy, and why should I use one?
A proxy is used to hide your identity. A good analogy is that if you want to do grocery shopping and you ask someone else to go to grocery shop for you. In this way, your identification will be hidden from grocery shop people. Similarly with an internal proxy, if you want content from any other site and you want to hide your identification then you should request to Proxy, Proxy will request to site, get content from a site and will provide it to you. You will hide your identity from the site of which you are looking for data. But Proxy will know your identification.
What is a VPN, and when should I use one?
VPN is an abbreviation of Virtual Private Network. In this technology private network is extended over a public network. For example, you are working from home. And you have to connect through your company’s private internet. Then you can connect through a VPN. It will be like a direct connection with your company’s private internet. You can get a secure communication over the internet by using a VPN. A VPN can provide you the use of technologies such as encryption and tunneling among others.
What is the difference between dynamic and static IP addresses?
If you have a dynamic IP address then every time you disconnect and connect your router, mostly you will get a different IP address. But If you have a static IP address, then every time you will be provided your default static IP address. We have a dynamic IP address. We can get a static IP address after requesting from our ISP.
Is it risky to share my public IP address with anyone?
IP address is the name of your router on the web. It is possible to trace your activity on the internet with the use of your IP address. Although this requires access to the server logs of websites. Your location can be traced to the use of IP addresses. Your country or region can easily be determined by looking at the IP address. Your exact location can be found, although ISP doesn’t provide this information to third parties. You should share your public IP address with someone your trust.
What is the difference between a proxy and a VPN?
A proxy simple hides your IP address, while on the other hand ensures that your connection is secure. Due to having more benefits and increased resource requirements, VPN services are usually costlier than a proxy.
Who can see my public IP address?
The websites you visit can easily get your public IP address because they have to send you the content you are looking for. You can hide you by using any proxy or VPN.
What is an IP address?
Every device has a unique address to connect over the internet. Every device in your home also has an IP address to communicate with each other. A router provides local IP addresses to your home devices. And a router gets its public IP address from his ISP.
What does ISP stands for?
ISP is an abbreviation of Internet Service Provider. We receive our internet connection from any ISP. ISP is the communication provider that established the connection in your home. ISP also has some control over your content you can receive and share over the Internet. They can restrict you to visit some sites, this restriction can be overcome with a proxy or VPN.
I cannot access the web management page
🔍Get your router IP address from https://alrouters.com/default-router-ip-address-list/
🔍Put it into your browser and try again.
🔍 Wait for a few minutes after restarting your router.
🔍Check your router’s LAN port is correctly plugged in with modem’s cable or not?
🔍 Make sure you enter the URL properly.
Why I cannot access the Internet after setup?
🔍 Check if your monthly data quota is exceeded or if you have an active data plan.
🔍Contact your internet service provider for username and password if your connection in PPPoE.
🔍If you have changed your router but your internet connection in old, then in the new setup, put your old MAC address. You can put your MAC address in the Internet Network option under Advanced panel. Add it under the Use Custom MAC Address field.
How can I change my default router IP address?
For security purposes, you should change your router default IP address. Here’s how to do it- TP-Link log in to your web interface by using your credentials i.e. IP address, username, and password Go to Advanced Network Go to LAN Change as preferred in IP Address field Apply to save changes D-Link Get access to your admin panel by using your credentials i.e. IP address, username, and password Go to the Setup tab Go to Network Settings Go to Router Settings Go to Router IP address Save your settings to apply changes. NetGear login to NetGear by using your router credentials. Go to Advanced Go to Setup Got to LAN Setup Go to LAN TCP/IP Setup Go to IP address Apply changes by click save option Restart your router to apply to save changes
What is NAT (Network Address Translation)
Our all network devices like computers, mobile phones, and other accessories are connected to the Internet through a modem at our home. And there are limited numbers of IPV4 addresses in the world. Modem gets packets from all our devices and sends them to the appropriate location. It means that from outside our observation, all our devices at home uses the same IP address, while inside the home, they have different local IP addresses.