How to change the IP Address on a Dlink DI-524 router

This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Dlink DI-524 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 DI-524

To get started configuring the Dlink DI-524 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 DI-524, follow our Dlink DI-524 Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Dlink DI-524

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

For this Router, log into the Dlink DI-524, and you should begin on the Home page. On the left are some choices, in blue. Click the one labeled LAN.

Configure the LAN section of your Dlink DI-524

To change your IP Address, the address you see while inside the network, click the box that is labeled IP Address. Enter your new address here. In this screenshot, the address of has been used, this is a very good choice.

Please don't change the Subnet Mask, this should always stay at

For any of these changes to take effect, you must click Apply near the bottom of the screen.

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 Dlink DI-524 Info

Don't forget about our other Dlink DI-524 info that you might be interested in.

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