192.168.1.2 stands for an IP address which some router manufacturers use as a router default address. In most of the cases, this IP address is used by private home network computers. This IP address belong to class C IP addresses, meaning it falls into the range that starts with 192.168.0.0 and goes through 192.168.255.255. Some of the frequently used private IP addresses belonging to this range are 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.2.1. (Those two mentioned IP addresses are perhaps more frequently used than 192.168.1.2.)
192.168.1.2 can be a Gateway or an IP address. This is something that can confuse some users. So if you want to find out whether it is an IP or a Gateway, just find Command, then type ipconfig/all, and you will be able to see all of it: IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DHCP server. Just see where 192.168.1.2 is and that’s it.
192.168.1.2 IP Address
One of the main features of private IP addresses is that they can not make your computer recognizable outside your home or office network (or on the Internet). That fact brought up an issue on their accessibility and question about their good and bad sides. But if taken to consideration all the threats coming from the Internet, it turned out that the private IP addresses are pretty useful stuff in this point.
Private IP address means that the IP address is used in private networking (home or office for example) and outside the Internet (this is where you should make a distinction: home networks may be connected to the Internet, but that doesn’t make them the parts of the Internet). Of course, all this doesn’t mean that they cannot connect to it – they can, as a matter a fact, but with support from a router that in this case has a function of a gateway. IP addresses can be static and dynamic. Static IP address (also called fixed IP address) is the same every time you turn on your computer. Dynamic IP address is automatically assigned on broadband networks by DHCP servers. Regarding the Internet sessions, dynamic IP addresses are temporary.
When connecting to the Internet, the router serves as a gateway. Speaking of router, its major functions are transferring information and making sure where the information actually goes in the end. It defines a path (a route) through which the data will be transferred. It is important that data end up just in the place where it is needed, not in wrong destinations. Router joins different networks, passes the information to one another and in the same time prevents data from unnecessary spill over and going around through more networks than it is needed – that would be – something like preventing information from flowing into all directions without control. The name itself tells about its function of making a route for the data. Logically, to do that, it must be located where the networks meet.
The routers using 192.168.1.2 as a default IP address are: