192.168.1.103 is a private IPv4 address. It’s one of the addresses from the reserved block of private addresses within class C. All 192.168.x.x (192.168.0.0/16 subnetwork) addresses belong to this reserved block and they are all used inside private networks only and can’t be routed on the internet.
192.168.1.103 also belongs to a smaller 192.168.1.0/24 subnetwork. All the addresses from 192.168.1.0 to 192.168.1.255 belong to this subnetwork. Some of the addresses from this subnetwork (192.168.1.1, 192.168.1.10, 192.168.1.100, and 192.168.1.254) are very popular default gateways (IP addresses assigned to modems, routers, and other networking devices by their manufacturers).
The only device with 192.168.1.103 assigned to it as a default gateway is KYOCERA copier FS-C8020MFP. If you have this copier, you can use this address (type it in your browser’s address bar) to access the configuration page.
It’s much more likely to see 192.168.1.103 assigned to some device connected to your home network if your router’s default gateway is some 192.168.1.x IP address.
Assigning 192.168.1.103 Automatically
The routers (DHCP servers) assign IP addresses automatically by default. Assuming that your router’s default gateway is some 192.168.1.x address and that 192.168.1.103 is one of the addresses inside the DHCP pool, this address can be assigned to a device connected to your home network. When the address is assigned automatically, it’s not permanently tied to your device. It will be assigned to your device until you disconnect it from the network. When the device disconnects, the address gets back to the DHCP pool, it becomes available again, and it can be assigned to some other device. That’s why it’s called dynamic IP address.
Assigning 192.168.1.103 Manually
If you want this address permanently assigned to your device, you have to make it static. That way, the address will be reserved and excluded from the DHCP pool which means that it won’t be assigned to some other device even if your device is not connected to the network. In order to do this, you will have to make a reservation in the DHCP pool – go to router’s configuration page, then to DHCP settings, and reserve the IP address.
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