Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Fixing 192.168.1.254 by Clearing Cache

Sometimes you might have need to flush dns cache to access 192.168.1.254. That might happen if you tried opening 192.168.1.254 while it was offline. Once you fixed connection to the IP it is still not working. That's because your DNS cache remembered it is down.

To fix it you need to clear cache and force the connection retry. Luckily it is very easy to do it. Here we will explain how to clear cache in Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Clearing the DNS Cache in Windows


All you need to do it is to execute ipconfig /flushdns command from your windows command prompt or from run section from start menu. So do this commands and it will clear your cache.

  1. Click on the "Start" button.
  2. Click "Run".
  3. Type in the "ipconfig /flushdns" without quotes.
  4. Hit "Enter" on your keyboard.
Done. Try now opening your router by typing its IP. 

You can also open windows command prompt as we said Start -> All Programs -> Command Prompt (that thing with c:\) and type there ipconfig /flushdns then hit enter).

Clearing the DNS Cache in Linux


Cache clearing in Linux is done by restarting the NSCD daemon. Do it in the following way.
  1. Open Terminal
  2. "Type /etc/rc.d/init.d/nscd restart"
  3. Wait until it say it is done.

Clearing the DNS Cache in MacOS X


Cache clearing in Mac OS X is done by running tool dscacheutil with a flushcach parameter in the terminal.

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Type dscacheutil -flushcache
    ex: bash-2.05a$ dscacheutil -flushcache
  3. Wait until it say it is done.
If your 192.168.1.254 is not responding then error is on some other place.

What is 192.168.1.100?

192.168.1.100 is private ip address. IANA designated it as private because of lack of IPv4 addresses. Those private IP addresses are usually used on private subnetworks behind and computers in it connect out with the help of routers which are routing traffic between outside and inside network. 192.168.100 is default IP address for minor number of router devices.

Is 192.168.1.100 default address of my router?

It might be.  Certain devices use 192.168.1.100, but manufacturer is the one responsible to assigning default IP for their router products, yet you can change the given default address wheneever you want. To check is 192.168.1.100 default address for your router, open Windows XP command prompt and type ”ipconfig” , then check the value in “Default Gateway option” section.

I can’t open it 192.168.1.100?

Number of causes can exists for this. Please refer to frontpage of this site and check causes for not opening 192.168.1.254, same rules apply on both default IP addresses.

Can I change 192.168.100 on my router?

Yes. Every router default address can be changed. Some routers will require of you use of telnet but most of them will not. You will have such option in router web control panel (that thing when you type your router IP in your internet browser). For details how to change specific router default address please refer to user manual you got with your router.

192.168.1.1 FaQ

What is 192.168.1.1?

192.168.1.1 is an IPv4 address from private range. IANA assigned it there because of lack of IPv4 addresses. All addresses from private IP range can be used unlimited times on different subnets. It is also default IP address for large number of internet routers from different manufacturers.

Is 192.168.1.1 default address of my router?

That depends. Some routers use 192.168.1.1, but manufacturer could assign any address from IPv4 private range as a default router IP address. You can check is 192.168.1.1 default address for your router by opening command prompt in windows then type  ”ipconfig” and look for address under “Default Gateway option”.

192.168.1.1 is a default address for my router but I can’t open it?

There can be many reasons for that. You should check cables, connections, power and many other things to make sure your router, network or pc is working properly. Check this article and points to see does your router work properly.

192.168.1.1 does not fits my needs? Can I change it?

Sure you. Every router default address can be changed. Some routers will require of you use of telnet but most of them will not. You will have such option in router web control panel (that thing  when you type your router IP in your internet browser). For details how to change specific router default address please refer to user manual you got with your router.

192.168.1.1 is asking for password?

Some manufacturers will setup default password for your router. If you did not setup any password then refer to user manual to see which password is default one for your model.

I bought another router with the same IP and now one is not working properly? What should I do?

Two devices with the same IP address in one network can’t function properly. IP is unique identifier of network computer or device. So you should change default IP address on one of your routers and everything will start working.

What are other common default router IP addresses?

Other common router IP addresses are 192.168.1.254, 192.168.1.2, 192.168.0.1, 192.168.0.2, 192.168.2.1 and 192.168.1.100.