Solved That is MY ROUTER'S ADDRESS WTH?

August 8, 2016 at 19:46:35
Specs: Windows XP
Is this normal?
I think somebody's hacking into my wifi and now more that one person has the same no. wifi?

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August 10, 2016 at 00:35:44
Do you have the manual for the router, at minimum the user guide it came with? both usually nclude how to access the router's home page.

Ideally the manual is preferable...

Exact make/model would be useful to know here; so that pholks can be more specific in responses and help.

Going into the router's setup is always a little daunting the first time one does so. Much like any similar first time. But it's nothing to fear, nor shy away from. Just go about it slowly, carefully...



#1
August 9, 2016 at 04:35:10
Is what normal?
What exactly do you mean by your routers address?
Are you saying that whatever you mean has been replaced by the letters WTH?

If you mean the IP address (192.168.1.1 or similar) then that is the only format that could possibly work.

Maybe you mean the network name or the Wifi pass phrase.

Please clarify.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#2
August 9, 2016 at 05:15:09
Most routers use very similar ip addresses to access their management pages - locally. Locally means when you connect to it via cat-5/ethernet cable. If you have enabled wifi and use the login address then you can indeed get to the same management pages; but first you have to provide the correct access-key (frequently incorrectly called the password) to actually logon to the wifi itself - before you can gain access to the management areas.

A routers "home" address is usually a variation of 192.168.x.y - where the usual variants are either 192.168.0.1 or 92.168.1.1 There may be others too.

If an unauthorised third-party tries to logon to your router via wifi - they must know the SSID and the wifi access-key first. Then presuming they know that they can, using the correct variant of the router's ip address, login to the management areas.

Way to prevent any unauthorised access via wifi? Change the default access-key; and make a note of it in more than one place. Stick a note of it on the base of the router; email a copy to yourself and save it in saved folder in your on-line email account (free cloud storage). Even more control - enable mac filtering; which allows you restrict access (via wifi) - and allow/permit only those devices in the list..).

As per Derek - afternoon Derek - what make/model router do you have?

What is the name of the router you are seeing and which you think is the same as yours? You can occasionally see two wifi access points in your list of wifi access-poiints in your immediate area - which will appear to be the same; but on closer inspection you they will have slightly different numbers or letters too.

For example in my area there are several Virgin wifi access points (routers) and also SKY. The Virgin routers start with VM, the SKY with SKY. Each then has numbers after the VM and SKY accordingly. Also if there are wifi extenders around they will have almost identical SSID to their parent router. Thus for example a wifi extender "attached" to/working with a Virgin main router VM12345 - that extender will show as VM12345-2 or VM12345-5 (depending on its wifi facility).

Is this what you're seeing - not necessarily of course either Virgin or SKY; depends on where you live and what isp facilities are in your area?

Back to access-kep/pass-phrase. The default for each router is (allegedly) unique; but just like car keys - there may be a limit to possible variants? However I haven't ever come across a router with the same default/factory access-key/pass-phrase as another (whatever make/brand).

So with the above info in mind, and echoing Derek, what exactly are you seeing? Also do you know how to login to your router's management/setup pages/areas? And again make and model of your router. And also perhaps list the SSID of routers (wifi obviously) which you see in your area - including yours?

Do NOT post your (or any) access-key/pass-phrase details here; or in any open forum. That's asking for trouble...


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#3
August 9, 2016 at 07:52:12
I'm talking about my router's home address. It is the same as a lot of other people's. Is this normal?
Is Netgear's home address the same in each individual router?
HELP!!! I have no idea what I'm doing and my son, the computer genius is busy today. 😘
I need to change the wifi password.
Thanks so much!
Riverwitch*

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#4
August 9, 2016 at 08:12:50
"I'm talking about my router's home address. It is the same as a lot of other people's. Is this normal?"

Completely normal.

By default most routers use 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 as the home address. It can be changed but there is rarely a need to do so. This is just a private IP address so there is no need for it to be unique except on the local network.


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#5
August 9, 2016 at 09:38:43
As above; almost all (but not all) routers use and thus share either 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 as the router's home address. It's actually encoded into the router's electronics. I have a several Sagem routers all using the same ip address for their localadmin login; as does a Sky hub - 192.168.0.1

My rather elderly Thompson/Alcatel has the ip address 192.168.1.254. This one is less used from what I can ascertain; but is used by some...

D-link and Netgear both use 192.168.0.1; TP link uses either 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1

Linksys uses 192.168.1.1

A BT wifi extender uses 192.168.1.1

So no need of worrying. Just ensure the router is using at least the default access-key/pass-phrase. Or change it slightly (as long as you make a note/record of it) ; and stick a note of it on the base of the router (at least). It's an (internal to your network only) private ip address and is not accessible from outside...; unless you allow a third-party to logon via wifi and then they can access it. But why would you do that...


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#6
August 9, 2016 at 09:45:27
OK...But after I type in address for router, it takes me to a place that has me blocked! And I mean ALL OVER BLOCKED!!!
OMG I feel so stupid...

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#7
August 9, 2016 at 09:53:40
Are you connecting to the router directly - by a cat-5/ethernet cable; and the router disconnected from the isp service?

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#8
August 9, 2016 at 10:10:53
I'm typing the routers home address first. When I then push ENTER I am taken to a yahoo page with lots of options. All of which are blocked to me for some reason.
It wasn't this hard last time I did this.
What am I doing wrong, please?

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#9
August 9, 2016 at 10:12:53
And said Netscape Router is plugged in & connected to the computer.
Thank You So MUCH for all your help!
All of you <3

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#10
August 9, 2016 at 10:14:20
Should I be typing www. Before the 192. etc.or?

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#11
August 9, 2016 at 10:20:49
If the router is actually "online" - as in connected to your isp - then that address might well go to another site that uses it as its home page. And if you aren't on their list of allowed in... then you get blocked... In some cases you won't even get that far; the BT extender requires one to use their downloaded software to access the extender's setting; even though the ip address s 192.168.1.1 and one connects directly to it. One cannot access it over web...

But at least you're now able to access/login to the admin pages OK. It's nearly always done by a direct cat-5/ethernet connection - at least initially when setting up the router; and with no internet connection to the router at the time of initial setup.


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#12
August 9, 2016 at 12:58:41
Re #10. You shouldn't need the www.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#13
August 9, 2016 at 13:32:17
Bit more information for you...; best read with a cup of tea/coffee and cake/donuts accordingly...

When you type in the name of a website - it is translated into an ip address by a server on internet. That ip address is simply a sequence of numbers in the form you have already seen; and the sequence adheres to very strict set of rules.

For example, this is one assigned to Frys Home Electronics

107.162.132.86

If you type the actual website name (frys.com) you go to the same place...

This article may be of interest; explains just a little the types of ip addresses etc.

http://whatismyipaddress.com/ip-add...

and this one about Domain Name Servers (DNS): what they are, what they do etc...

http://compnetworking.about.com/od/...

Remembering and using website names (addresses) is often much easier in form we generally use; remembering numbers (actual ip address) would be nightmare for most?

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#14
August 10, 2016 at 00:17:21
"OK...But after I type in address for router...."

Where do you type the router home address:?

Some more WIFI configuration info:
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conte...


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#15
August 10, 2016 at 00:35:44
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Do you have the manual for the router, at minimum the user guide it came with? both usually nclude how to access the router's home page.

Ideally the manual is preferable...

Exact make/model would be useful to know here; so that pholks can be more specific in responses and help.

Going into the router's setup is always a little daunting the first time one does so. Much like any similar first time. But it's nothing to fear, nor shy away from. Just go about it slowly, carefully...


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