192.168.3.1 is a Class C IPV4private address. It’s one of the addresses from the block of private addresses inside Class C (all the 192.168.x.x addresses belong to this block). The address can be used by some home routers as a default gateway. Theoretically, 192.168.3.1 can be assigned to a computer (since it’s private) but it has to be some large corporate network with lots of available addresses.
192.168.3.1 – Router’s Default Gateway
192.168.3.1 is one of the addresses used by router and modem manufacturer’s as a default gateway for their devices. Some of the manufacturers that assign this IP address to their routers are Amped Wireless (routers RTA15,R20000G, AR1200L, RTA2600, TAP-R2, ALLY-R1900, RE2200T, etc.), Huawei (routers WS 330, WS 831, HG 232, etc.), and ZyXEL (NBG6515).
This address is of crucial importance if you want to set up your wireless network and you have to use it in order to do that. In case you don’t know what’s the default IP address of your router, you can check it in just a few seconds in any operating system (Windows, Linux, Mac OS).
If your router’s default gateway is 192.168.3.1, you can type it in your browser in order to get access to router’s configuration page. Before entering the configuration page you will have to type in the correct username and password in order to log in (not your wi-fi password but your router’s default password). After logging in, the configuration page will open. You can use this page to configure your wi-fi network. There are two important things you should do when configuring the network for the first time – change your wi-fi network name (SSID) and password and change router’s username and password. There are some additional things you could do like changing your encryption settings. There’s also a bunch of advanced settings you can do – change other security settings, block some IP address or website, make a reservation in DHCP pool or change the range of available addresses, etc.
Issues You May Experience When Trying to Open Router’s Configuration Page
If you can’t open the configuration page, there are a few simple ways to diagnose the problem. Some of the problems are quite simple and can be solved by restarting your router or your PC. Typing mistakes are one of the things you should always check (like typing in 192.168.1.3 instead of 192.168.3.1) and wrong usernames and/or passwords. The worst case is a hardware failure and if that happens, you will probably have to buy a new router.