stands for an IP address which some router manufacturers use as a router default address. Please note that 192.168.l.2 is not the right IP, although you can find various information about it online. 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 and goes through Some of the frequently used private IP addresses belonging to this range are and (Those two mentioned IP addresses are perhaps more frequently used than 192.168.l.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 is and that’s it. 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 as a default IP address are:

Davolink DV-201AM
Philips CAW7740N
Philips SNB5600
Senao ECB-1220R
Senao ECB-8610S
Senao ECB9500
Senao ERB9250
Zyxel WAP3205

If you are a proud owner of any of these router models, please keep in mind that their default IP is not 192.168.l.2, but Take care!