This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Encore ENHWI-G2 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 Encore ENHWI-G2 LAN page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the Encore ENHWI-G2, follow our Encore ENHWI-G2 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
Now that you have logged into the Encore ENHWI-G2 you see the Status page. The first step to changing your IP Address, the address you can see while inside your network, is to click the choice on the left labeled TCP/IP Settings. This opens more choices, you need to choose LAN Interface.
Now that you are on the LAN Interface Setup page, click the box marked IP Address and enter the address of choice for your Router. In this screenshot, someone has used the IP Address of 192.168.1.1, this is a good choice, we recommend that you also use this address.
Two things to not change on this page are: The Subnet Mask, it should be at 255.255.255.0, and the DHCP Server, which should remain enabled.
Make sure to hit the button on the bottom labeled Apply Changes, when you are finished.
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.
Don't forget about our other Encore ENHWI-G2 info that you might be interested in.