192.168.0.200 is a private IPv4 address. It’s one of the addresses from the reserved block of private addresses within class C. All the 192.168.x.x belong to this block and they are used inside private networks. They are not routable on the internet and cannot be accessed from outside the private network.
This address is not a popular default gateway. Only NETGEAR assigns it to its wireless bridge ME101. It’s not like 192.168.0.200 is worse than any other private IP address but some other addresses (especially 192.168.0.1) are much more popular.
192.168.0.200 can be assigned to your PC or some other device connected to your home network. If your router’s default gateway is some more popular IP address (like 192.168.0.1, 192.168.0.10, 192.168.0.30, 192.168.0.50, 192.168.0.101, 192.168.0.227, or 192.168.0.254), then 192.168.0.200 could be one of the available addresses in the DHCP pool and could be assigned to a device connected to your home network (automatically or manually).
192.168.0.200 as a Dynamic IP Address (Automatic Assignment)
If your device is set to obtain an IP address automatically (default settings) and if your router’s default gateway is one of the previously mentioned 192.168.0.x addresses, there’s a chance that 192.168.0.200 will be one of the addresses inside the DHCP pool. The addresses are usually assigned in a sequential order and this address will hardly be assigned (automatically) to some device connected to your home network if you don’t make some changes regarding the DHCP pool. If you set 192.168.0.200 as a starting IP address in the DHCP pool (see the picture), 192.168.0.200 will be automatically assigned to the first device that joins the network.
Setting 192.168.0.200 as a starting IP address in the DHCP pool
192.168.0.200 as a Static IP Address (Manual Assignment)
Dynamic IP addresses are not permanent. When you disconnect your device from the network, the address becomes available again and can be assigned to some other device. If you want 192.168.0.200 assigned to your device every time it joins the network, you have to assign it manually to your device and make it static (permanent).
When assigning the address manually, you have to check if the address is inside the DHCP pool and if it’s available. If the address is already assigned to some device, don’t assign it to your PC. That way, you will cause an IP conflict and both devices will be disconnected from the network.
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