192.168.1.8 is a class C private IPV4 address. It’s one of the addresses from the block of private addresses inside class C. It’s used inside local area networks and it can’t be routed on the internet. 192.168.1.8 is not assigned to routers and modems by their manufacturers (it’s not used as a default gateway) but it can be assigned to your PC, phone, printer or any other device (by your router).
Assigning 192.168.1.8 Automatically (dynamic IP address)
If you have a modem/router with 192.168.1.1 default IP address, there’s a great chance that 192.168.1.8 is one of the available addresses inside the DHCP pool and it can be assigned automatically to any device connected to your home network. If the range of available addresses starts at 192.168.2, the address from the title would be 7th in line if the addresses are assigned (leased) in a sequential order (they don’t have to be assigned like that). If the addresses are assigned automatically, 192.168.1.8 won’t be assigned to the same device every time. If you want to have the same IP address assigned to your PC, phone, printer, or any other device every single time, you will have to assign this address manually to that device.
Assigning 192.168.1.8 Manually (static IP address)
In case you want 192.168.1.8 to be assigned to your PC or printer every time you connect them to your home network, there are two options. You can make some adjustments in TCP/IP properties and type in the address you want to assign (192.168.1.8) along with also some additional details (default IP, subnet mask (in this case 255.255.255.0), and DNS server IP address). You can also make some changes in DHCP settings in the router’s configuration page and make a DHCP reservation. In order to do that, you will have to use the default gateway address and you need to know your router’s username and password. You may also have to make some adjustments in the DHCP pool and define the range of available addresses.
Issues You May Experience When Assigning 192.168.1.8 Manually
When assigning 192.168.1.8 to your computer, you may experience an issue known as IP conflict. IP conflict happens when two devices inside the same network use the same IP address. If the IP conflict appears, both devices will be disconnected and you won’t be able to reconnect them to the network until the IP conflict is resolved. In order to avoid this issue, you should always check if the address you want to assign to your PC is already assigned to some other device. If it’s taken, don’t assign it until you disconnect that other device. Once the address is free, you can assign it to your PC.