How to change the IP Address on a Netgear FVG318 router

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This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Netgear FVG318 router.

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This is the ip address guide for the Netgear FVG318.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 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 Netgear FVG318

To get started configuring the Netgear FVG318 LAN page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Netgear FVG318, follow our Netgear FVG318 Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Netgear FVG318

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

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your Netgear router.

Once you have decided to change your IP Address, the address you see while inside your network, log into the Netgear FVG318. This places you on the Router Status page. Now, click the choice in the yellow bar labeled Network Configuration. Below the yellow bar, there is a light blue bar, click the choice labeled LAN Setup. Then, once again the tab below this labeled LAN Setup.

Configure the LAN section of your Netgear FVG318

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This is the setup page from your Netgear router.

Next, place your cursor in the first of four boxes labeled IP Address, it is near the top of the page. Enter your new address you have chosen for your Router here. One good choice is the address you see in this screenshot, another would be

While making this change to your Router, make sure you did not change the Subnet Mask. This needs to remain at

Last of all, make sure and save by clicking the yellow button on the bottom of the page labeled 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.

Other Netgear FVG318 Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear FVG318 info that you might be interested in.

This is the ip address guide for the Netgear FVG318.We also have the following guides for the same router: