Router IP Address Question

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  1. Rainwalker

    Rainwalker Registered Member

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    I installed a router and my IP address is now showing as 192.168.1.2 (255.255.255.0)
    w/Gateway 192.168.1.1
    I am on a stand alone box..should not my IP address be 192.168.1.1
     
  2. SpikeyB

    SpikeyB Registered Member

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    That's normal.

    With my netgear, the gateway is 192.168.0.1 and the available ip address range starts at 192.168.0.2.

    You should be able to see the ip address range in the routers user interface.
     
  3. Huupi

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    No, to communicate with your system, Router has to know your IP address,in your suggestion the router would communicate with himself and that is not the purpose do you think !?!
     
  4. Rainwalker

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    Thank you Huupi.........but my router is not gender specific ;)
     
  5. Rainwalker

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    Anyone have more information..i was under the impression my internal IP address should be 192.168.1.1.......Netgear router.
     
  6. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Looks good. Internal addresses will usually run from 192.168.x.2-254. Same thing in my case.
    Mrk
     
  7. Rainwalker

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    Thank you MrKvonic.
     
  8. Huupi

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    In most all cases 192.168.1.1 is assigned to router internal address[thats facing the network systems and in your case your single system.Router has also an external address thats facing the internet or other networksystems,this number can be anything,and is given to you by ISP
     
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    Every device on your network has to have a unique IP Address (excluding switches and hubs). Including your Modem and Routers. By Default, most every router starts with a default address of 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1. But this is normal.

    You said your address is 192.168.1.2 with the gateway address pointing to your router? That is correct. Your computer was given the next available IP address from your router and points back to your router to see where to go to access the internet.

    HTH
     
  10. Eagle Creek

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    I guess it makes sense. When your router get the first available IP (192.168.1.1), then the next device discovered on your network will get 192.168.1.2.
     
  11. Rainwalker

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    Understand now......well put.....thanks all :)
     
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    jrmhng Registered Member

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    I have a Linksys and it has this as part of the configurations

    ipaddress.gif

    So if you keep to the default scheme, the gateway/modem is on 192.168.1.1. Your other computers start with 192.168.1.100 - 249.
     
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