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default IP

The IP address assigned to a computer by the network or an IP address assigned to a network device by the vendor of the product. Computers in a local network are assigned IP addresses within a range of internal addresses set aside for such purposes (see DHCP and private IP address).

Network devices are set to a single default IP address; for example, Linksys routers are typically assigned an IP address of 192.168.1.1. The default address is left intact by most users, but can be changed to suit a more complex network architecture. See default gateway and IP address.
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Under "IP address" you type an address that matches the default IP address of your router, a string of numbers broken up by periods.
Leave the default IP address un changed unless you have a sound understanding of IP addressing.
The IP address can be assigned locally through its serial connection, as well as remotely over an Ethernet network via Telnet or a Web browser, using its factory default IP address.
For example, in cases where DHCP auto-negotiation is not possible, the ThinQ installation software automatically assigns a default IP address for use until the actual IP address can entered.