192.168.0.13 is a class C IPv4 address. It’s one of the addresses from the block of private addresses within class C. Since it’s a private IP address, it can only be used inside private networks and it’s not routable on the internet.
192.168.0.13 also belongs to a smaller 192.168.0.0/24 subnetwork. Some of the addresses from this subnetwork are very popular default gateways – 192.168.0.1, 192.168.0.10, 192.168.0.30, 192.168.0.50, 192.168.0.100.
192.168.0.13 is rarely used as a default gateway but some manufacturers like Luxul and Keyence assign it to some of their devices (like Luxul access point XAP-1032). If 192.168.0.13 is your device’s default gateway, you can use this address to access device’s configuration page (by typing in this address in your browser’s address bar) and change network and security settings.
192.168.0.13 can also be assigned to some device connected to your home wi-fi network if it’s one of the available addresses in the DHCP pool. The address can be assigned automatically (dynamic IP) or manually (static IP).
192.168.0.13 as a Dynamic IP Address
Assuming that 192.168.0.13 is one of the available addresses in the DHCP pool, it can be assigned automatically (the default way of assigning IP addresses). So, if your default gateway is, let’s say, 192.168.0.10 and the DHCP pool spans from 192.168.0.11 to 192.168.0.100, 192.168.0.13 will be assigned to the 3rd device connected to your home wi-fi network (if the addresses are assigned in a sequential order which is not always the case). If the address is assigned automatically, it means that it’s only leased to a device for a certain period of time (lease time). After the lease time expires, the router (DHCP server) checks if the device is still connected to the network. If it is connected the lease will be renewed but if the device is disconnected, the address gets back to the DHCP pool and becomes available again. The address can be assigned to some other device – it’s not permanently assigned to one specific device.
192.168.0.13 as a Static IP Address
If you need this address permanently assigned to some device (to your printer, for example), you can assign it manually and exclude it from the pool of available addresses. That way, you will make the address static (permanently assigned to one device). You can assign the address manually by making the DHCP reservation or by changing TCP/IPv4 settings.
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