An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a unique identifier which consists of four sets of numbers from 0 to 255, separated by three dots. This is required by all devices in the network to connect to the internet. By default, the IP address of a Linksys router is 192.168.1.1.
Why is this needed?
Changing your router’s IP address is useful for certain scenarios such as preventing IP address conflicts with your router and modem or when connecting your router to another router. An IP address conflict occurs when two or more devices on the network have the same IP address which leads to loss of internet connection.
To change a router’s IP address, follow the steps below.
Access your Linksys cloud account. For instructions, click here.
Click the Local Network tab.
Click Edit next to Router Details.
Enter the IP address you want for your router.
QUICK TIP: The IP address you can use for your router can be:
- 10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255
- 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255
- 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255
NOTE: The Host name is the router’s name while the Subnet mask is used to divide a network into subnets so information can be routed correctly to your computers and devices.
Under DHCP Server, change the Start IP address to the same IP address range of your router. The range can be from 2-254.
NOTE: In this scenario, the new IP address is 192.168.5.1 therefore the Start IP address is now 192.168.5.100.
Click the button located at the lower right corner of the page.
On the pop-up screen, click Ok.
Power OFF your router for 30 seconds and power it ON again.
Your router will now have the new IP address. You will need to use this IP address when accessing the router in the future.
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