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Definition: is the second IP address in the range -, sometimes called the network. Home networks, particularly those with SMC or Belkin broadband routers, sometimes use this address range. A router can assign to any device on the local network automatically or an administrator can do it manually.

Automatic Assignment of

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 -, it takes one address for itself (usually and maintains the rest in a pool. Normally the router will assign these pooled addresses in sequential order, in this example starting with and then next, but the order is not guaranteed.

Manual Assignment of

Computers, game consoles, iPhones and iPads, plus some other devices allow setting an IP address manually. The text "" or the four digits 192, 168, 2 and 2 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 in its address range. - Related Addresses

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