With the widespread commercialization of networks, increased demand in internet accessibility and unlimited avenues that the internet provides as an investment opportunity, several companies have jumped into the bandwagon of router manufacturing entrepreneurship. With the increased competition, consumer viability becomes an important issue for people. It becomes very important to identify exactly what type of Router, which brand and what model would suit your purpose, so that the deal becomes beneficial economically and utility wise. It also becomes very important to find out their IP addresses for further configuration and advanced settings. This article will list a few types of routers that find extensive use in all kinds of networks, and some of the brands with their IP addresses.

There are a) Wired and Wireless routers, b) Core routers, c) Inter-Provider Border router, d) Subscribe EDGE Router and e)EDGE Routers, to name the most widely used general categories of routers. Edge Routers are essentially the types of routers that are placed literally at the very edge of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) network. These are essentially used for Border Gateway Patrol (BGP) of another ISP. Inter-Provider Border Router are the types that interconnect the ISP’s and act as the BGP speaking routers for communications between BGP’S in other provider’s ASes. Core routers are found in the middle of the LAN network and are often considered as the backbone of the network. They often interconnect distribution routers for multiple buildings within the Wireless Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Networks (LAN).

Within the house or other small networks such as small offices etc, home networking is becoming popularized by the use of wired and wireless routers. This is essentially the choice every house buyer has to make before purchasing a satisfactory router for their efficient data connectivity. Wired and wireless routers are also able to maintain routing and configuration information in their routing table.

A lot of manufacturers setup their routers with the default address of 192.168.1.1 in order to increase customer accessibility and user satisfaction. However the possibilities of security risks with default addresses also increase manifold. It never goes amiss therefore to know a few addresses for some basic router companies. The 3com router manufacturers usually install the routers with the default IP address of 192.168.1.1. Apple’s routers basically connect with Mac devices the IPads, and the IPod touches. They can also be configured however to work with windows PCs. Since it works on a different hardware as well as networking system they have an IP address of 10.0.1.1. Routers coming from the factories of Asus have two IP addresses either 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.220. Belkin’s popular routers also have two default IP addresses which are 192.168.2.1 or 10.1.1.1. Dell, like a lot of other companies sticks to the default IP address of ‘192.168.1.1. D-Link is another noted name when it comes to router manufacturers. They have several IP address combinations such as 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.0.30 or 192.168.0.50 and of course the default 192.168.1.1. Linksys uses the standard address of 192.168.1.1 with an occasional deviant of 192.168.0.1. Microsoft’s routers come with 192.168.2.1 as a default IP., Netgear, a very popular networking equipment manufacturer, has two possible default IPs which are ‘192.168.0.1’ or ‘192.168.0.227’.