This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the TP-Link Archer C2 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.
To get started configuring the TP-Link Archer C2 LAN page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.
To login to the TP-Link Archer C2, follow our TP-Link Archer C2 Login Guide.
If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.
We begin this guide on the Status page of the TP-Link Archer C2 router. Want to change your router's IP address? Click Network on the left hand side of the page and then LAN below that.
This takes you to the page you see above.
This page presents you with the option to change your IP Address. Enter your new address into the given box. Don't know what you should change it to? Try 10.0.0.1
Just below that you'll see the Subnet Mask. Leave this as it is. It needs to stay at 255.255.255.0
Congratulations! That's all there is to it. Just be sure to click Save before closing the page.
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.
Don't forget about our other TP-Link Archer C2 info that you might be interested in.