is the third IP address
in the range 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.255. Home networks, particularly those with Linksys broadband routers
, often use this address range. A router can assign 192.168.1.3 to any device on the local network automatically, or an administrator can do it manually.
Automatic Assignment of 192.168.1.3
Computers and other devices that support DHCP
can receive their IP address automatically from a router. The router decides which address to assign from the range it is set up to manage. When the router is set up with range 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.1.255, it takes one address for itself (usually 192.168.1.1
) and maintains the rest in a pool. Normally the router will assign these pooled addresses in sequential order, in this example starting with 192.168.1.2 and then 192.168.1.3 next, but the order is not guaranteed.
Manual Assignment of 192.168.1.3
Computers, game consoles, iPhones and iPads, plus some other devices allow setting an IP address manually. The text "192.168.1.3" or the four digits 192, 168, 1 and 3 must be keyed into an IP or Wi-Fi configuration screen on the device. However, simply entering the IP number does not guarantee the device can use it. The local network router must also be configured to include 192.168.1.3 in its address range.