What Is the IP Address Used For?


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By default, the IP address is used by Linksys routers. It is automatically assigned to the first device connected, via Ethernet or Wi-Fi, with the network. The default settings can be changed to any number of IP ranges by the router's system administrator.

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It is common for IP addresses to be assigned by the router automatically or dynamically. When a new device is connected to the network, the router assigns it an address, generally the next available one in sequential order. Devices can also be assigned a static IP and automatically renew that IP address each time it is connected to the network.

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