Have you experienced the following? You have just read a tutorial explaining how to secure your router or upgrade your router firmware. You enter your router’s default IP address and the router login window doesn’t appear. You try again and again, and still nothing.
Well, one of the most common mistakes when people try to login to their router (mainly users having Netgear or D-link routers) is that they try to login to their router using 192.168.o.1 as a default IP address. All the time they will get the following message in their Mozilla Firefox browser:
Server not found
Firefox can’t find the server at 192.168.o.1.
Other browsers like Internet Explorer and Google Chrome will provide Bing search results for “192.168.o.1” instead.
What is the problem with 192.168.o.1?
According to the definition an IP address is a string of numbers. This string is consisted of four groups of numbers separated by periods.
As you can see, the letter “o” has nothing to do here. So, as you have already guessed, the reason for this is a simple typing mistake. Instead of 192.168.o.1 you have to type the right IP address – 192.168.0.1
When you check your router’s IP address (see here how to do this) some of us simply make a mistake and type o instead of 0. So if you have been trying to access your Netgear or D-Link router using just 192.168.o.1 and had no success, try the right IP this time. We are sure that the login screen will appear.
After you enter the right username and password you can continue with your plans to either secure the router or upgrade the firmware or do something else.
Of course there are other reasons why you can’t access your router’s login page – Check this article for more information: Scroll down to Possible Router Login Problems and How to fix Them.