How to change the IP Address on a Linksys DD-WRT-v24-SP2 router

This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Linksys DD-WRT-v24-SP2 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 Linksys DD-WRT-v24-SP2

To get started configuring the Linksys DD-WRT-v24-SP2 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 DD-WRT-v24-SP2, follow our Linksys DD-WRT-v24-SP2 Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Linksys DD-WRT-v24-SP2

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

When you need to change your Router IP Address, the address you are looking at when inside your network, first log into the Linksys DD-WRT v24-SP2. This should place you on the System Information page. From here, click the dark gray tab at the top labeled Setup, then Basic Setup.

Configure the LAN section of your Linksys DD-WRT-v24-SP2

Scroll down this page until you see the heading of Network Setup. Enter your new address in the box labeled Local IP Address. We do not recommend the address they have used in this screenshot, instead use something like

Be sure to leave the Subnet Mask at The DHCP Server should also be left enabled.

When you are finished, click Save and then Apply Settings. Doing this should trigger a reboot. Go ahead and reboot the router in order for these changes to go into effect.

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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