192.168.2.1 is the IP address of many home broadband routers including numerous SMC and Belkin models. This default access point is set by the manufacturer but it can be changed.
Log In Using 192.168.2.1
In order to access the router’s on-board console, you’ll need to open your browser and type in http://192.168.2.1 into the address bar. If entered correctly, it will ask for your password and username. Within the console’s menus, you’ll be able to change many options. Sometimes your router may become disconnected from the network. In this case an error message will appear explaining that the webpage is not available.
Restrictions of Using 192.168.2.1
By using 192.168.2.1, you cannot link to a router which is outside your own home network. This is because it is a private IPv4 network address. In order to run two routers on your home network at the same time, they’ll need to have separate addresses. You can confirm which address a local router uses by looking up the default gateway on a device which is already connected to it.
You can use the Admin Console to change your router’s settings including the default local address. Once you’re logged in head towards the Network > LAN section. There you will be able to change your IP address preference to other gateways such as: 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1
By typing http://192.168.2.1 into the address bar of your browser, you can access your modem’s administration panel. Many people forget their passwords. If this happens to you, simply reset your modem to its factory settings by holding down the reset button.