The IP address 192.168.l.254 is the default address for most common brands of routers, such as Linksys, D-Link, Netgear, 3Com and Belkin. It may also be used for modems that have a router built into the same device. This address allows you to access the device and the various setting it contains.
This IP is a local network address that any computer, tablet, phone or other device with network capabilities uses to access the Internet. However, the router will only allow these devices to access the Internet and the router’s internal software if they are directly connected to it. This can be done either through the use of a wired or WiFi connection.
How is 192.168.l.254 Accessed?
To access this address, simply open a browser window and type 192.168.l.254 into the URL bar at the top. If the computer being used is connected to the router, in most cases, you will first be taken to a login screen asking for the username and password for the router. Once you’ve successfully logged in, you should see a screen showing details of the device and other information about your Internet connection. Through here, you can change the username and password, forward ports and alter other settings for the router itself.
Is This Address a Security Hazard?
Because 192.168.l.254 is the default address for so many routers, anyone with malicious intent who gains access to your network can then use it to access not only the router but also any device connected to it. While you can’t necessarily prevent an attacker from trying to access router, you can take steps to keep them from being able to get further than that. Routers are programmed with a default username and password at the factory, and many hackers know this. The most important step should be to change both of these. On a WiFi router, turn off signal broadcasting and make the connection password-secured. It’s also recommended to change the router’s default IP address if the device supports it.