How to change the IP Address on a Cisco Linksys-E900 router

This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Cisco Linksys-E900 router.

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What is the LAN IP Address of a 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.

Login To The Cisco Linksys-E900

To get started configuring the Cisco Linksys-E900 LAN page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Cisco Linksys-E900, follow our Cisco Linksys-E900 Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Cisco Linksys-E900

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

You start on the Basic Setup page of the Cisco Linksys-E900. This is the only page you need to change your local IP Address.

Configure the LAN section of your Cisco Linksys-E900

On this page, scroll down until you see the heading of Network Setup. In this section place your cursor in the first box labeled IP Address, and enter your new address you have picked out for your Router. Our recommendation is 192.168.0.1

Nothing else needs to be changed, just click the button at the bottom labeled Reboot.

Possible Problems when Changing your LAN IP Address

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.

Other Cisco Linksys-E900 Info

Don't forget about our other Cisco Linksys-E900 info that you might be interested in.

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