How to change the IP Address on a Linksys WRT54GS router

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This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Linksys WRT54GS router.

Other Linksys WRT54GS Guides

This is the ip address guide for the Linksys WRT54GS v4.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 WRT54GS

To get started configuring the Linksys WRT54GS 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 WRT54GS, follow our Linksys WRT54GS Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Linksys WRT54GS

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

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This is the setup page from your Linksys router.

Once logged into the Linksys WRT54GSv4 you begin on the Basic Setup page. This is the correct page to change your Router IP Address.

Configure the LAN section of your Linksys WRT54GS

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This is the setup page from your Linksys router.

To change your Router IP Address, the address you see while inside your network, scroll down until you come to the heading of Network Setup. Next to this is four boxes labeled Local IP Address, this is where you need to enter your new IP Address. This screenshot has a good address, this would be a good choice for your Router.

Please leave the Subnet Mask at 255.255.255.0 The DHCP Server should also be left as enabled.

When you are finished making changes to your Router, be sure and save by clicking Save Settings.

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 WRT54GS Info

Don't forget about our other Linksys WRT54GS info that you might be interested in.

This is the ip address guide for the Linksys WRT54GS v4.We also have the following guides for the same router: