How to change the IP Address on a Linksys WAP54Gv1.09 router

This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Linksys WAP54Gv1.09 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 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 WAP54Gv1.09

To get started configuring the Linksys WAP54Gv1.09 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 WAP54Gv1.09, follow our Linksys WAP54Gv1.09 Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Linksys WAP54Gv1.09

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

After logging into the Linksys WAP54Gv1.09 you start on the Setup page. This is the correct page to change your Router IP Address.

Configure the LAN section of your Linksys WAP54Gv1.09

When changing your IP Address for your Router, simply go down this page until you come to four boxes in a row labeled IP Address. Enter your new address you have chosen for your Router here. A good choice for an IP Address is 192.168.1.1

You need to leave the Subnet Mask at either 255.255.255.0 or 255.255.0.0

Once you have finished making all the necessary changes on this page, click Apply.

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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