This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink router.
The LAN IP Address of a router is also known as its internal IP address. It is also the IP address that you connect to when you want to configure your router. It is only useful from inside your network and has no use from the Internet side.
Routers have 2 IP addresses: an internal ip address and an external ip address. The external IP address is assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider, or ISP, and is generally not something that you can change. The internal IP address is set to a default value at the factory but can be changed if you want.
Common internal IP addresses for routers are:
It is generally a good idea to make the last number of your router's internal IP address a '1', as in 192.168.0.1 or 10.0.0.1. This is not necessary, but many people do it and it makes it a bit easier to remember which IP address is assigned to your router. If you want to change the internal IP address of your router, this guide shows you how.
To get started configuring the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink LAN page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink, follow our Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
When changing your IP Address, the address you see when inside your network, first log into the Actiontec C1000A CenturyLink. This takes you to the Home page. From here, click Advanced Setup which is on the right of the page in red. Then on the left in the sidebar DHCP Settings, this is under the heading of IP Addressing.
On this new page labeled DHCP Settings find the box labeled Modem IP Address and enter the new address you have picked out for your Router, one good choice is 192.168.1.1
Don't change anything else on this page, simply save before you exit.
When you change your LAN IP Address you are making a fundamental change to how your network functions and all computers on your network will be affected. You will lose your Internet connection when you apply these changes. Your router may reboot and require a couple of minutes to start responding again.
Also note that some computers may need to be rebooted after you make this change before they can talk to the router or on the Internet again.
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