How to change the IP Address on a TP-Link TD-W8960N router

This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the TP-Link TD-W8960N 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 TP-Link TD-W8960N

To get started configuring the TP-Link TD-W8960N 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 TD-W8960N, follow our TP-Link TD-W8960N Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a TP-Link TD-W8960N

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

When you need to change your Router IP Address, the address you see from inside your network, follow these steps:

1. Log into the TP-Link TD-W8960N. This places you on the Device Info page of your Router.

2. Click the choice labeled Advanced Setup.

3. Click the choice labeled LAN.

Configure the LAN section of your TP-Link TD-W8960N

Place your cursor in the box labeled IP Address, and enter your new address you have chosen for your Router here. One good suggestion is the address of 192.168.0.254

Save your 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.

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