How to change the IP Address on a Netgear WGXB102 Router-Mode router

This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Netgear WGXB102 Router-Mode 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 Netgear WGXB102 Router-Mode

To get started configuring the Netgear WGXB102 Router-Mode 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 WGXB102 Router-Mode, follow our Netgear WGXB102 Router-Mode Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Netgear WGXB102 Router-Mode

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

After you have decided to change your Router IP Address, the address you are looking at while inside your network, log into the Netgear WGXB102 - Router Mode. This takes you to the Router Status page. On the left is a dark blue bar, click the choice labeled LAN IP Setup, in this bar.

Configure the LAN section of your Netgear WGXB102 Router-Mode

Once on this new page, place your cursor in the first of the four boxes labeled IP Address. Type in your new address here. We suggest using 192.168.0.1

While making this change to your Router, be sure and do not change the IP Subnet Mask, this should be kept at 255.255.255.0

When you are done making changes, 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 WGXB102 Router-Mode Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear WGXB102 Router-Mode info that you might be interested in.

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