IP address lies within the range of to making it the fourth IP address.

This range is often used by the home wireless routers when allocating the IP addresses to the local networking devices. IP address can be assigned automatically by a router to any device that is available on the local area networks. The manual assignment can be done via an administrator.

Allocating the IP address automatically

The IP address can be obtained automatically by computers and other networking devices that use DHCP to support the dynamic address assignment. It is often referred to as the ‘DHCP pool’. It means that the router or modem determines the address that has to be assigned based on the range that is setup for its management.

If a router is setup to have the IP address, it will maintain the other addresses which begin with 192.168.’1.2’ and end with 192.168.’1.255’ in the DHCP pool. The pooled addresses will be typically assigned by a router in a sequential arrangement. IP becomes the third address in this example after and have been allocated.

Allocating the IP address manually

The IP address can also be set manually using compatible devices such as printers, Computers, game consoles, phones and other devices. ‘’ should be entered in the Wi-Fi or an IP configuration screen on the networking device. It is important that it has a subnet mask since its efficiency won’t be guaranteed if you have only entered the IP.

Troubleshooting the IP address

It is not always recommended to assign the to a device using the manual options. It can only be done with professionals who understand the assignment of these protocols. The IP addresses can conflict only when two devices are given a similar address operating on the same network. If you cannot go past the login screen, check to ensure that you are entering the right IP address. You can also restart your router and PC to refresh the internet connection.

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