The Local Internet Protocol Address 192.168.l.l





The Internet didn’t come into being all at once. While it is the result of a rather comprehensive national project to establish a resilient data and communications network, it was also constructed from a set of pre-existing networks that decided to exchange information using a common language or protocol.

That “language” is called “Internet Protocol” and it uses a set of addresses called “dotted quads” which are expressed as four one, two or three digit numbers separated by “dots” or periods. One such address is 192.168.1.1 which can be the unique address of any machine on a local network. The last two digits indicate it might be a gateway address as well, since many gateways are set up as the first local machine on a network. Others might be something like 192.168.1.1, such as 172.16.1.1 or 10.0.0.0



Local or Long Distance?

This address system was designed so every computer on the Internet could have a unique address like 192.168.1.1 Eventually, the administrators in charge of the growing world wide web realized that every network still had to conduct some of its business locally, even though it was using Internet Protocol to communicate. So the concept of a non-routable address was invented. 192.168.1.1 is a non-routable address. So is any address that begins with 172.16 or 10.

Who Owns This Computer?

A non-routable address is one that the Internet has agreed (through its protocol) cannot be sent from network to network. Messages to or from these addresses can only be sent or received by computers on the same local network. Inter-network routers are all set up to simply drop their packets.

A Private Network

The non-routable IP address was set up as a standard way for any IPv4 or Internet Protocol Version 4 network to set aside certain local machines with an address like 192.168.1.1 that can be reached through the Internet Protocol but that should not send that information out to the larger Internet. The new IPv6 system will include similar addresses for similar reasons.

The private networking system makes the combination of many networks into one possible and thereby makes the Internet a reality.

How to configure Tp-link 740 wireless Router?

The TP-Link 740 is a wireless combination router that enables both wired and wireless devices to connect to a local network. The router’s four port switch allows up to four wired devices to share a single Internet connection. In addition, it is compatible with the 802.11 wireless protocol and provides speeds of up to 150 Mbps. As a result, you can enjoy online gaming, video streaming and VoIP communication without worrying about losing the connection. The router also enhances the wireless signal by using Clear Channel Assessment technology, which prevents channel conflicts by binding clear wireless channels to improve wireless performance.

When you are ready to create your new wireless network, you can set up the TP-Link 740 wireless router by using the Quick Setup utility. In general, you can access the Setup utility for most routers by typing 192.168.1.1 into a new browser window. However, to launch the TP-Link 740’s utility, type http://tplinkwifi.net into the address bar instead of the more common 192.168.1.1. When the Login dialog window appears, type admin into both empty fields to open the Quick Setup wizard.

Click the Next button to start the wizard and then select the appropriate answers to set up the router. For example, you can enter a personal name for your new wireless network in the Wireless Network Name field of the wizard’s Wireless section. In addition, you can also password-protect your wireless network from the Wireless section.

Click the Finish button when you are finished setting up your router through the Quick Setup wizard. The router’s Web Interface utility automatically opens after you successfully complete the wizard. You can further configure the device by selecting the appropriate setting on the left side of the Web Interface utility. For example, select Parental Control to access the Parental Control settings for your wireless network. Click the Save button after you edit the settings to save the new configuration.