How to change the IP Address on a NetComm NB5Plus4W router

This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the NetComm NB5Plus4W 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 NetComm NB5Plus4W

To get started configuring the NetComm NB5Plus4W LAN page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the NetComm NB5Plus4W, follow our NetComm NB5Plus4W Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a NetComm NB5Plus4W

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

Once you have finished logging into the NetComm NB5Plus4W, the first page you see is the Home page. To change the Router IP Address, the address you see from inside your private network, click the choice at the top, in light blue, labeled LAN Setup. Then on the left click LAN Configuration. Next, click Ethernet, and finally select Configure.

Configure the LAN section of your NetComm NB5Plus4W

You are now on the page labeled IP Settings. Place your cursor in the box labeled IP Address after you have clicked the bullet labeled Use the following Static IP address. Enter the address you have picked out for your Router. One option is the address of 192.168.1.1

Make sure that you leave the Netmask at 255.255.255.0

When you are done, make sure and click the Apply button.

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 NetComm NB5Plus4W Info

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