Which ip address is good to have for lan?
Every computer needs an IP address to connect to the Internet. So with 4 billion possible addresses to choose from – running between 0.0.0.0 and 255.255.255.255 – how do you know which address to pick? And with so many computers connecting to the Internet, how will you find one that isn’t already used up? On that latter predicament, fortunately there is something called Network Address Translation – or NAT – which allows hundreds of computers to connect to the Internet at the same time with only one IP address by using a router.
This same idea holds true for a Local Area Network (LAN), which is a similar network interconnecting multiple computers to one another – again, using one IP address. So the questions remains: which address do you choose with the range being so side? Here are a few tips to cut down the field.
1) If you’re on a small network, choose something in the 192.168 range, like 192.168.l.254 for example. If you’re on a large network, those typically use a 10.0 range.
2) Don’t get stuck between 192.168.0.0 and 192.168.0.255 as that range remains the most common and thus the more likely for a hacker to break in. Again, 192.168.l.254 and above is a good ground to land in.
3) Don’t choose something too unusual if you’re not likely to remember it. For example, 10.30.21.255 might be hard to remember, while 192.168.l.254 is both uncommon and easy to remember.