192.168.0.4 is a class C private IPv4 address. It’s one of the addresses from the block of private addresses within class C. Addresses from this block (all 192.168.x.x addresses) are reserved for private networks and they are not routable on the internet.
192.168.0.4 is not a popular choice when it comes to default gateways. The only manufacturer that assigns this address to its devices is Luxul. There are a few Luxul smart PoE switches with 192.168.0.4 default gateway. Some of them are: AMS-2616P, AMS-4424P, XFS-1816P, XMS-1024P, and XMS-2624P. If you have one of these switches, you can type in 192.168.0.4 in your browser and open the configuration page. From there, you can adjust all kind of network-related settings (port settings, VLAN settings, QoS, PoE, MAC settings, etc.).
192.168.0.4 can also be assigned to a device connected to some home network. If your router’s IP address (default gateway) is 192.168.0.x and if 192.168.0.4 is one of the available addresses in the DHCP pool, it can be assigned to your PC, laptop, phone, or tablet. This address can be assigned automatically or manually (as a dynamic IP or static IP).
Assigning 192.168.0.4 Automatically (Dynamic IP)
Home routers assign IP addresses to any device that gets connected to a home network. They do that automatically. When the address is assigned automatically, it’s called dynamic IP address. If 192.168.0.4 is one of the available addresses in the DHCP pool, it can be assigned to your device. This address is not permanently assigned to your device – there’s a lease time and when that time expires your DHCP server (your router) checks if you are still connected. If you are connected, the address will be renewed (you will still have the same IP address) but if you are not connected, the address gets back to the DHCP pool and can be assigned to some other device. There is no guarantee that you will get the same address every time you connect your device to your home network. If you want the same address assigned to your device every time, you have to assign it manually.
Assigning 192.168.0.4 Manually (Static IP)
In order to assign 192.168.0.4 manually to some device, you have to make some changes in your router’s configuration page and make a DHCP reservation or you can use TCP/IPV4 settings in Windows and enter the address you want to assign to your device (along with default gateway, subnet mask, and DNS server address).
When assigning the address manually as a static IP, you have to check if the address is available and if it’s not already in use. If you assign the address that’s already assigned to some other device, you will cause an IP conflict.
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