If you have multiple home or small business computers and you have noticed issues connecting with the internet such as error messages stating to “diagnose connection problems” or “there is an ip address conflict with another system in the network” then you need to literally “address” this issue. If you see no visible reason for connection problems and your router is functional with its flashing connection light “green”, the issue may be that you have a router set to its manufacturer’s IP address default setting of 192.168.o.1. This default setting creates IP address conflict for computers on the same LAN (local area network). Most people don’t realize that if they have more than one home computer, they essentially have a home LAN and have to act as network administrators over their LAN. And this is the same for small businesses with more than one computer who don’t employ an IT professional, they must manage their LAN.
Part of LAN management involves monitoring internet access and managing the functionality of computers and tech equipment such as routers. If you have a LAN and your router is set to 192.168.1.1 – if you visit the expert site www.192.168.1.1.com – you can read about how you might experience internet access issues. The only reason you may not have noticed IP address conflicts is if computer users are not on the internet at the same time. But it’s best to take care of IP address conflicts before they create internet access problems. You can read about these critical issues and prevent these conflicts before they happen by resetting the default IP address which the manufacturer configured for the router.