How to change the IP Address on a Edimax AR-7286WnA router

This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Edimax AR-7286WnA 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 Edimax AR-7286WnA

To get started configuring the Edimax AR-7286WnA LAN page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Edimax AR-7286WnA, follow our Edimax AR-7286WnA Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Edimax AR-7286WnA

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

We begin this guide on the Interface Setup page of the Edimax AR-7286WnA router. From here click the LAN option near the top of the page.

Configure the LAN section of your Edimax AR-7286WnA

You should now be on the page you see here.

You can now change your router's IP Address. Enter your new one into the box labeled Main IP Address. Don't know what you should change it to? A good choice is

Make sure not to change the Main Subnet Mask. This should stay at

That's all there is to it. Just be sure to save your changes before leaving the page.

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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