192.168.1.1 is the default IP address of almost all the models of Linksys router and this number is usually used to open the Linksys router setup page.
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You can open the setup page of the router using 192.168.1.1. The setup page is the page where you will find all the settings of your network.
It is not necessary that all the models of Linksys router will use 192.168.1.1 as default IP address. let's take an example of WCG200. It is a cable gateway and the number for the model is 192.168.0.1.
I will suggest you to check the IP address of your computer and the router. Sometimes it also happens that installation software of your router will change the router IP address.
Let's consider that you are using a DSL Internet service and also the modem provided by ISP. Some DSL modems use 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.254 as a default IP address. Now you can not connect Linksys router with the same number. When you run the installation program to setup your router, it will change the router IP address automatically to 192.168.0.1.
How to open Linksys router setup page?
Connect the computer to the router with the Ethernet cable. Check the light status on the router. You will see 4 lights on the router power, Internet, wireless and Ethernet. Do not use wireless computer to access router setup page. Always use wired computer.
All the devices in the network use different IP addresses. If 2 or more devices are using the same number then there will be a conflict.
Check the IP address on the computer.
In case of Windows computer, open command prompt and in the type ipconfig , it will show you the IP address of the computer and the router (default gateway). Note down these numbers.
In case of MAC computers, Click Apple icon, System preferences, Network. You will see the router number.
Open Internet browser and in the address bar type the router number. Hit go.
It will ask you for the router log in details. The default password of Linksys router is admin, leave the user name blank.
If the default password is not working then password might be changed. Try some of your common passwords. If nothing is working then you may need to reset the router.
Remember, if you reset the router, it will come back to factory default settings and you will lose all your settings.
Try these steps to open the setup page of your router.
Apart from Linksys router, there are several other devices which are using 192.168.1.1 to access the setup page.
You can gather more detailed information from wikipedia.org but I don't think that you need more technical information.
I will suggest you to use Fix home Network‘s Easy Network Guide and help you for Linksys router setup without installation software. This Guide will help you find the settings and also help you to setup your wireless router in case you need to reset it.