192.168.0.0 is the starting address of the IP address range for the private network, including all IP addresses to address 192.168.255.255. So that IP address 192.168.0.0 is usually not used on the network (on devices such as phones or computers not assigned this address). So what IP address 192.168.0.0 is used?
Some networks that include 192.168.0.0 addresses but do not start with this address can be used on devices without any problems.
On the router (router) is assigned a common IP address is 192.168.1.1. This IP address is used because the router (router) is on the 192.168.1.0 network. Similarly, the router on the network 192.168.0.0 is usually assigned local address, the private IP address is 192.168.0.1.
Why Useless Devices Address 192.168.0.0?
Each Internet Protocol (IP) is comprised of a continuous range of addresses. The first number in the address range is used by the protocol to specify the entire network. The network number usually ends with a 0.
After address 192.168.0.0 is set as the last network number will not be used for other purposes. For example, if an admin tries to assign 192.168.0.0 as a static IP address to any device on the network, the entire network will stop working until it is offline.
Note that the 192.168.0.0 address can still be used as the device address if the network is set up with a large IP address range (such as a network set from 192.168.128.0 to 192.168.255.255).
That is why IP addresses ending in zeros are rarely present on the network, except for the 0.0.0.0 address.
The size of the 192.168.0.0 network depends on the selected subnet mask. For example:
- 192.168.0.0/16: The address range between 192.168.0.0 and 192.168.255.255 has about 65,534 servers.
- 192.168.0.0/18: The address range between 192.168.0.0 and 192.168.63.255 has about 16,382 servers.
- 192.168.0.0/24: The address range between 192.168.0.0 and 192.168.0.255 has 254 servers.
Broadband home routers running on the 192.168.0.0 network are usually configured to 192.168.0.0/24, which means that the device typically uses 192.168.0.1 as the internal gateway address. This setting allows you to assign 254 devices on a network with a valid IP address.
Note: Home Network can handle multiple devices at the same time. If there are more than 5-7 devices connected to the router (router) at the same time will cause performance problems. This is not due to the limitations of the 192.168.0.0 network, but because of signal interference and bandwidth sharing.
How to do it?
The dotted decimal notation of the IP address converts the actual binary number used by the computer into a form that the user can read. The binary number corresponding to address 192.168.0.0 is:
11000000 10101000 00000000 00000000
Since this is a separate IPv4 network address, when pinging the network or connecting to the Internet or other external networks it can not route to 192.168.0.0.
192.168.0.0 is used as a network number so this address is used in the routing table to share network information between routers (routers).
It is possible to replace the address 192.168.0.0 with other addresses ending in 0, which address is a conventional problem.
As mentioned above, router (router) used in the family is usually installed address 192.168.1.0 to log modem rather than address 192.168.0.0, ie the router can have its own IP address is 192.168.1.1 so that you can log modem, network router.
After this article hopefully readers will know more about how it works as well as what IP address 192.168.0.0 is used for. If you have any additional questions, comments, readers can leave comments, comments in the comments below.