How to change the IP Address on a Prolink H5201 router

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This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Prolink H5201 router.

Other Prolink H5201 Guides

This is the ip address guide for the Prolink H5201. 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 Prolink H5201

To get started configuring the Prolink H5201 LAN page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Prolink H5201, follow our Prolink H5201 Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Prolink H5201

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

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Now that you have decided to change your Router IP Address, the address you see when inside your local network, first log into the Prolink H5201. This places you on the ADSL Router Status page. Next, click the choice near the top labeled LAN Setup, it is under the picture of the person. Then, if needed, click the choice on the left side labeled LAN IP Address.

Configure the LAN section of your Prolink H5201

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You should now be on the LAN Interface Setup page. Put your cursor in the box marked IP Address and type in your new address you have chosen for your Router. We suggest using the address of

Please leave the Subnet Mask at

Finally, click Apply Changes.

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 Prolink H5201 Info

Don't forget about our other Prolink H5201 info that you might be interested in.

This is the ip address guide for the Prolink H5201. We also have the following guides for the same router: