How to change the IP Address on a Dlink DGL-5500 router

This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Dlink DGL-5500 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 or 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 Dlink DGL-5500

To get started configuring the Dlink DGL-5500 LAN page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Dlink DGL-5500, follow our Dlink DGL-5500 Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Dlink DGL-5500

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

Once you have logged into the Dlink DGL-5500 you begin on the Active Devices page. To change your IP Address, the address you are looking at while inside your network, click the choice on the left side of the page labeled Setup.

At this point, new choices appear at the top of the page. Choose the one labeled Network Settings.

Configure the LAN section of your Dlink DGL-5500

You are now on the Network Settings page. Under the heading of Router Settings, enter your new IP address in the box marked Router IP Address. A frequently used address is, we recommend using this address or one very similar.

Don't change anything else on this page, all you need to do now is save your changes, and you are finished.

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.

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