How to change the IP Address on a TP-Link TL-WR740N router

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This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the TP-Link TL-WR740N router.

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This is the ip address guide for the TP-Link TL-WR740N.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 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 TL-WR740N

To get started configuring the TP-Link TL-WR740N 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 TL-WR740N, follow our TP-Link TL-WR740N Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a TP-Link TL-WR740N

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

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your TP-Link router.

Now that you have logged into the TP-Link TL-WR740N you see the Status page of this Router. To change your LAN IP Address, the address you see from the inside of the network, click the choice on the left labeled Network, then LAN.

Configure the LAN section of your TP-Link TL-WR740N

router setup
This is the setup page from your TP-Link router.

Once on this new page, click the first box, it is marked IP Address. Enter your new address you have picked out for your Router. We suggest using an address such as 192.168.1.254

Don't change the Subnet Mask, this should remain at 255.255.255.0

When you have finished with this change, click Save.

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 TP-Link TL-WR740N Info

Don't forget about our other TP-Link TL-WR740N info that you might be interested in.

This is the ip address guide for the TP-Link TL-WR740N.We also have the following guides for the same router: