The scope of studying IP addresses is very vast, which I am sure you much have figured out by now. Our topic of the day is IP address 192.168.0.20. It belongs to the list of IP addresses reserved to be used as private ones. The 192.168.0.20 IP address comes in use within the other private addresses (kind of nesting). Now that we are already aware of the initial one-line introduction. So, why not brush up on the basics before proceeding further?
By now, we know what IP addresses are. They are numerical series that come in use for the purpose of providing a unique and distinct identity to the system. Also, humans would fail splendidly if they ever had to memorize IP addresses. For our own convenience, and for others’ who’d come after us, a standard method comes in use. This standard method was known as the Domain Name System (DNS for short). In simple words, it converts the Domain names to IP addresses. Transformation of what we type into a series of numbers takes place.
Domain Names, just like IP addresses, are another element of Identification, but with a different format. Domain names are usually strings of alphabets(most commonly 2-3 letters long). When you type an email ID, e.g., “email@example.com.” Ever wondered what “.com” is? Its the domain name. But it cannot be so simple, can it? So how does it work?
Sneak Peek Into Domain Name System
Without making it too complicated, let me tell you. It is a naming system. Division of system into levels, this division is in a hierarchical manner, starting from the main branch, treading all the way to the last leaf. For the converting procedure, the domain names are mapped to the IP addresses. In the early stages, it was all manual.
The Domain names and the IPs they correspond to has to be written down in huge ledger-like books. But as the Addresses increased, that became impractical and impossible to maintain. As a result, today’s computerized system came into existence, which has become a revolution now. This was about DNS, just to make things a little brighter.
Unveiling All About 192.168.0.20
Coming back to 192.168.0.20, it is from the reserved private IP addresses, which range from 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255. It comes under the C class of the IP addressing. It utilizes the IPv4 protocol for its operations. These kinds of IP addresses come in use to assign to various devices apart from routers. The camera is the most common example of this. Like other IP addresses, from this very range (192.168.X.X), this IP address is not the first choice for Default Gateways.
It is a private IP address, so it cannot come in use to send out data packets. To make that possible, you will have to use it as a medium, something like a proxy server. The private IP addresses are also known as Internal addresses. The name comes from the fact that they come in use within houses/institutions. The private IP addresses like 192.168.0.20 are most suited to be used in home networks. These are not specific to anyone. You and your neighbor both might be having the same IP address suppose 192.168.0.20. But it won’t affect any of you. The reason is both are private IP addresses, and they can’t see each other. Hence working in isolation as if they were Unique (which they are not).
Of course, it also allows you are logging in to your admin settings. The most common ID and password in the case of 192.168.0.20 are “admin/admin”(excluding quotes).
How Do I Find My IP Address?
It’s a million-dollar question. The answer is straight-forward. To know your router’s address, which is a necessity for making any changes:
- Open command prompt of your computer(by typing cmd in your computer’s search bar).
- You will encounter a black window. It is the command prompt. Type the command ipconfig. Wait for a few seconds.
- It will display a number of things, like your IPv4 address(IP address), default gateways, etc. Jot down whatever you need.
Everything You Need To Know About Logging In to Router using 192.168.0.20
We can access our router’s setting using 192.168.0.20, thus enabling you to make modifications that suit you. These modifications can range from changing Wifi’s name to login details to more complicated security-related settings.
But for doing all this, you need to log in to the system. Steps are as under:
- Make sure your router connection is proper. You don’t want connectivity problems while logging in. Also, make sure you have a working and stable internet with good bandwidth.
- This step is the same old one. Open your web browser(chrome would be the best, honestly). Then type your IP address in your search bar(“https://192.168.0.20”). (its located on the top of browser screen).Take care of the separating dots.
- After waiting for just a few seconds, you will see the admin settings screen in front of you. Now you can make the alterations of your choice.
In the Case Of Forgetting Details(UserID or Password)
Let us be honest; Forgetfulness is inevitable in humans. We might forget something at some point in time. What if that “something” is our router’s login Credentials? (Username or Password or both)Then the option you are left with is the factory reset. There is a tiny button at the back of your router, keep maintaining pressure on that for around 30-40 seconds. You can use some thin sharp object if you can’t manage with your finger.
After some seconds, the router will be reset, Undoing any previous changes that you did. Now you can log in using default ID and password. You can keep the default credentials, though I’d suggest you change it. Default passwords jeopardize the security of your system, making it more accessible to hackers.
Some Other Points To Bear In Mind
- If typing IP address does not take you to admin settings, your router may have some other IP address. I have explained above how to find it.
- Your Default Gateway and IP address can be different. So you need to be careful.
- Don’t place colons/semi-colons while typing the IP addresses. You need to sort the dots.
- Refer to this guide that comes with a router if nothing can solve your problem.
This guide will help you with almost anything related to 192.168.0.20. I have tried to squeeze in everything in this article.
You can always find me with a cup of coffee Googling anything and everything related to the networking. Refer to our detailed How-To Guides on wifi routers and never face any issue with router again!