How to change the IP Address on a Netgear WNDR4500 router

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This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Netgear WNDR4500 router.

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This is the ip address guide for the Netgear WNDR4500.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 WNDR4500

To get started configuring the Netgear WNDR4500 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 WNDR4500, follow our Netgear WNDR4500 Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Netgear WNDR4500

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.

When you need to change your IP Address, the address you see from inside your local network, first log into the Netgear WNDR4500. This takes you to the Basic page. Next, click the Advanced tab. Then, on the left, click the choice of Setup, finally, LAN Setup.

Configure the LAN section of your Netgear WNDR4500

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

Place your cursor in the first of the four boxes labeled IP Address and enter the new address you have chosen for your Router. This screenshot has a good address, 192.168.1.1

Make sure you do not change the IP Subnet Mask, this should, in most cases, remain at 255.255.255.0

Finally, for these changes to take effect, you need to click 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 WNDR4500 Info

Don't forget about our other Netgear WNDR4500 info that you might be interested in.

This is the ip address guide for the Netgear WNDR4500.We also have the following guides for the same router: