Router is a networking device which is used to forward data packets between computer networks. A router might get connected to two or more data line from the different IP network.
Change my routers ip address will enhance the security of your internet network. Manufacturer uses a basic IP address which is 192.168.0.1 which is used to access your router web interface or login page.
On changing the IP address of your router, the unwanted guest needs username and password for accessing the network and customized IP address also.
Step 1 : First you open any installed web browser and type the following address in the address bar. The default router IP address is 192.168.0.1 and presses enter.
Step 2 : Upon entering this router IP address in the address bar, you will get login window where you need to enter your credentials like username and password. Upon entering username and password, you need to click on the login button.
Step 3 : Now you need to click on the setup option and thereafter network settings.
Step 4 : Now under the router settings, you need to type the router’s new IP address and subnet mask . The Router IP address which is configured here is the IP address which is used to access the router web console or web interface, which is used to change the router's settings etc. so if you change the Router IP address here, so you may need to change your personal computer network settings to accessing this network again.
Step 5 : Now click on the save setting and apply the necessary changes and wait for the router to reboot . Now check that the changes took effect by using your new IP to access your router settings page.
When the data packet comes in on one of the lines, then the router reads the network address information from the packet header to determine the ultimate destination. This is the functionality and working of the router.
Every network has its own username and password for avoid the unauthorized access of the network. Sometimes the network might be hacked due to stealing the username and password. But if you adopt two layer security like you use username and password for the network with changing the router IP address for your network.