Private IP address

A private IP address is a non-routable address that is used for internal networks. Private IP addresses are usually assigned to devices that are not intended to be accessible from the Internet, such as printers and file servers.

Private IP addresses are usually assigned using one of three private IP address ranges: - - -

Most home routers use the private address range.

Is 172 a private IP?

The short answer is: Yes, is a private IP address range.

This is the most common private IP address range, and is often used by home and small office routers.

The IP range - is reserved for private use, and is not publicly routable.

What are the 3 private IP address ranges?

The 3 private IP address ranges are:

1. –
2. –
3. – Is 172. 31 a private IP? 172.31 is a private IP address. What does IP address 192. 168 1.15 29 mean? The IP address is a private IP address that is often used by devices on a home or small office network. The "29" in this IP address is the subnet mask, which is used to identify which part of the IP address is the network address and which part is the host address. Why is 192. 168 always used? 192.168 is always used because it is the private network IP address range designated by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Any device on a private network can be assigned a unique IP address within the 192.168 range.