How to change the IP Address on a Linksys BEFSR81 router

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This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Linksys BEFSR81 router.

Other Linksys BEFSR81 Guides

This is the ip address guide for the Linksys BEFSR81 v3.We also have the following guides for the same router:

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 Linksys BEFSR81

To get started configuring the Linksys BEFSR81 LAN page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Linksys BEFSR81, follow our Linksys BEFSR81 Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Linksys BEFSR81

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

router setup
This is the setup page from your Linksys router.

Once you have logged into the Linksys BEFSR81v3 you see the Setup page. just click the choice at the top labeled Basic Setup.

Configure the LAN section of your Linksys BEFSR81

router setup
This is the setup page from your Linksys router.

Scroll down this page until you come to the four boxes labeled Local IP Address, this is the address you can see while inside the network. Place your cursor in the first box, and enter the new address you have chosen for your Router. These two screenshots show the address of 192.168.1.1, this is an excellent choice for an IP Address, we suggest that you use this also.

Don't forget to click Save Settings when 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.

Other Linksys BEFSR81 Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys BEFSR81 info that you might be interested in.

This is the ip address guide for the Linksys BEFSR81 v3.We also have the following guides for the same router: