If you are someone who has a key interest in IP addresses and wants to know everything about 10.1.1.1, then you are in the right place. It is an intriguing looking IP address.
The 10.1.1.1 belongs to the much-renowned category of Private IP addresses. Do you know what Private IP addresses are?
Private IP addresses are not organization-specific addresses. Any organization can use that. If you are using an individual IP address within your network, and your neighbor has the same address in his net, it won’t cause any trouble.
These are mostly used within institutions, organizations, etc.
Now, let us discuss our main topic in detail.
Getting To Know 10.1.1.1
As I said, it is one of the bunch of IP addresses reserved to serve as the private ones. It comes under the limit of class A IPv4 addresses (which is the first-class).
Also, 10.1.1.1 being a private IP, cannot interact outside its network(home or institution or whatever); it cannot use the internet.
Although, this situation can be used by having a VPN or a proxy as a middleman.
Internally the IP addresses belonging to this class like 10.1.1.1 have their first bit set to zero (in a binary system).
This IP address is used when you have to acquire control over a device that has 10.1.1.1 as its IP address or for blocking access as well. But that is not it. The device should be compatible with the range of the IP address.
Also, the router needs to be configured accordingly. One more thing, if your device does not use this IP address and you want it to. Then you can change your IP address to 10.1.1.1.
But it should not be used where there are clashes or even slight chances of a crash. It can mess things up badly.
For instance, you want to change your Computer’s address to 10.1.1.1, but it is already given to your router. Then you should NOT go ahead and change it. The other way round, if it is your Computer’s address, then you should not make 10.1.1.1. As your router’s address.
Things you should know about 10.1.1.1 IP Address
Because of the Private kind of Addresses were started to be used so that clashes could be avoided. The idea behind was the co-existence of multiple similar addresses across networks as public lectures were not sufficient.
Another fun trick you can do to avoid a clash is you can use the ping command to make sure no other device inside your network has the IP address 10.1.1.1. Convenient enough, huh?
Of course, this can be used to log in to the settings page, like all its counterparts. So, shall we take a look at how to do that?
The Login Procedure (10.1.1.1)
Let me take you through the steps that collectively form the procedure of logging in to 10.1.1.1.
- Assuming you have a stable internet connection, open your web browser. Brownie points if it has all the updates installed. In its address bar, you have to type “http://10.1.1.1“, do so, very cautiously, checking the dots and don’t write the quotes.
- After you performed step 1 and hit enter, you will get to the login page in seconds. There you have to fill your login details. Passwords are usually case-sensitive, so be mindful of that.
If you changed the credentials earlier and cannot remember them now, use the default ones to login. In case you don’t know what they are, check the manual/guide that comes with the router. But before you enter them, you will have to reset the router.
After filling the required credentials, press the login button.
- If all goes well, as it should, you will be directed to the 10.1.1.1 settings page, which will have several settings. You can change whatever and however, you want.
It will be wise to jot down your settings before you tinker with any of them. That way, you can recover the previous settings in case you do disarrange something.
Even if you get everything right, when we are dealing with all these technical things, specific problems keep coming up from time-to-time.
So I’m going to list some problems and also some things to bear in mind. After all, you can never be too watchful, right?
These are the frequently occurring problems when you are using 10.1.1.1. Let us take a look:
- Sometimes, it happens that typing address does not make you anywhere. The reason behind that maybe that you did not type the IP address attentively. Perhaps, you typed commas by mistake instead of dots. Check it twice before you press enter.
The other possible reason could be that 10.1.1.1 is not your IP address, maybe it changed. You can check the IP address by typing cmd in your Computer’s search bar.
The Command prompt opens, then type “ipconfig.” It will show a list of IP addresses. From these, the default gateway is your IP address.
- Make sure the cable/wires providing internet connection. Also check they may correctly fitted and are not loose. Check them and tighten them if they are free.
- If you use a wireless way of connecting to the internet, then refresh it before joining.
- There are chances that you miswrote the digits. Double-check the IP address before you fire the enter button.
These are the prevalent mistakes anyone could make. Being a little cautious could take you a long way.
This is all about 10.1.1.1.
I hope you will find it useful enough.
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