What is belongs to the IP address scope usually utilized on home computer nets where Linksys broadband routers are used. The routers DHCP configuration automatically assigns to one of the PCs in the network. The DHCP range of a large number of Lynksys routers by default begins with, so the first PC gets this IP and the PC connected after it will get and so on.

No hosts on the open Internet can be found on this IP address since is defined as a private IP address. If you start getting messages that point to,there is nothing to worry about. They are probably from some of your local PCs.

What is a private IP address?

There are three blocks of IP address space used for private local networks. They are used by IANA (The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) and are not to be used on the Internet. Instead they are supposed to be used with internal web sites or intranets

They are as follows:

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Private IP addresses are meant for devices that rest behind a router or some other NAT device or proxy server. These addresses are utilized to provide an additional range of addresses or to hide systems from the public Internet.

What is NAT?

NAT or Network Address Translation is an Internet standard that enables a local-area network (LAN) to use two sets of IP addresses: one for internal traffic and another one for external traffic.