How to change the IP Address on a Sitecom WL-127 router

This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Sitecom WL-127 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 Sitecom WL-127

To get started configuring the Sitecom WL-127 LAN page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Sitecom WL-127, follow our Sitecom WL-127 Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Sitecom WL-127

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

Once you have logged into the Sitecom WL-127 you should see the Status page. To change your IP Address, the address you can see while inside your local network, click the choice at the top labeled Interface Setup, then LAN.

Configure the LAN section of your Sitecom WL-127

Now, on the correct page, place your cursor in the box labeled IP Address and type in the address you have chosen specifically for your Router. We highly recommend using an address such as 192.168.0.1 or maybe, 192.168.1.1

While making this change, be sure to leave the DHCP Server alone, and the IP Subnet Mask at 255.255.255.0

Click Save when you have finished.

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 Sitecom WL-127 Info

Don't forget about our other Sitecom WL-127 info that you might be interested in.

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