How to change the IP Address on a SMC SMCWBR14S-N4 router

This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the SMC SMCWBR14S-N4 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 SMC SMCWBR14S-N4

To get started configuring the SMC SMCWBR14S-N4 LAN page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the SMC SMCWBR14S-N4, follow our SMC SMCWBR14S-N4 Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a SMC SMCWBR14S-N4

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

Once you have logged into the SMC SMCWBR14S-N4 you should begin on the Home Page of your Router. To change your LAN IP Address, the address you can see from inside your network, click the choice at the top of the page labeled Internet Settings, then LAN on the left.

Configure the LAN section of your SMC SMCWBR14S-N4

On this new page, the Local Area Network (LAN) Settings page, place your cursor in the first box labeled IP Address. This is where you need to enter your new address for your Router. We would recommend using an address such as 192.168.0.1

The Subnet Mask should remain at 255.255.255.0 and leave the DHCP Setup alone.

When you are done, make sure to save so that your changes take effect.

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 SMC SMCWBR14S-N4 Info

Don't forget about our other SMC SMCWBR14S-N4 info that you might be interested in.

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