How to change the IP Address on a Netgear FVX538 router

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This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Netgear FVX538 router.

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This is the ip address guide for the Netgear FVX538.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 Netgear FVX538

To get started configuring the Netgear FVX538 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 FVX538, follow our Netgear FVX538 Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Netgear FVX538

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 finished logging into the Netgear FVX538 you should see the Router Status page. To change your IP Address, the address you see when inside your network, click the choice at the top of the page labeled Network Configuration, it is in the yellow bar. Then, below that, click the choice in the light blue bar labeled LAN Settings, then finally, LAN Setup below that.

Configure the LAN section of your Netgear FVX538

router setup
This is the setup page from your Netgear router.

On this new page, find the four boxes in a row separated by dots labeled IP Address. Place your cursor in the first of these four boxes and enter the new address you have chosen for your Router. We recommend using an address such as 192.168.0.1

Don't change the Subnet Mask, this should stay at 255.255.255.0

When you have finished making these changes to your Router, 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 Netgear FVX538 Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear FVX538 info that you might be interested in.

This is the ip address guide for the Netgear FVX538.We also have the following guides for the same router: