192.168.0.16 is a private IPv4 address. It’s one of the addresses from the block of private addresses inside class C (all the addresses from the 192.168.0.0/16 subnetwork belong to this block). Since it’s a private address, it can only be used inside private networks and it’s not routable on the internet.
192.168.0.16 also belongs to a smaller 192.168.0.0/24 subnetwork (192.168.0.0-192.168.0.255). Some addresses that belong to this network are very popular choices when it comes to default gateways (192.168.0.1, 192.168.0.10, 192.168.0.30, 192.168.0.50, 192.168.0.100, and 192.168.0.254). Router manufacturers often assign these addresses to their routers and other networking devices.
192.168.0.16 is not a popular default gateway address and only Luxul assigns this address to its access point XAP-1500. This is the only device which has this address assigned to it as a default gateway. If you have this access point and you want to configure it or change some network or security settings, you just have to use this address – type 192.168.0.16 in the address bar of your browser and press enter. Once you log in, you will be able to change/adjust all the settings you want.
192.168.0.16 can also be assigned to a device connected to your home network. In order to be assigned, it has to be one of the available addresses in the DHCP pool. If that’s the case, 192.168.0.16 can be assigned automatically (dynamic IP address) or manually (static IP address).
Automatic Assignment – 192.168.0.16 as a Dynamic IP
The automatic assignment is the default way of assigning IP addresses. If your router’s default gateway is, let’s say, 192.168.0.10 and if the scope of available IP addresses in the DHCP pool starts with 192.168.0.11 and ends with 192.168.0.100, 192.168.0.16 will be one of the available addresses. If the addresses are assigned in a sequential order (which is not always the case – in some cases, the addresses are assigned randomly), 192.168.0.16 will be automatically assigned to the sixth device connected to your home network. If the addresses are assigned automatically, they are called dynamic IP addresses. Dynamic IP addresses are not permanently assigned to devices – they are only leased for a certain period of time (lease time). After the lease time expires, the router (which is also the DHCP server in charge of assigning IP addresses) checks if the device is still connected. If the device is connected, the lease is renewed and the address stays assigned to the device, but if the device is disconnected, the address returns to the DHCP pool and can be automatically assigned to some other device.
Automatic Assignment – 192.168.0.16 as a Static IP
If you want this address to be permanently assigned to your device and marked as unavailable even if your device is not connected to the network, you have to assign it manually. You can do that by making a DHCP reservation in the DHCP settings or by adjusting TCP/IPv4 settings.
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