How to change the IP Address on a Ubiquiti AirOS router

This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Ubiquiti AirOS 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 Ubiquiti AirOS

To get started configuring the Ubiquiti AirOS LAN page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Ubiquiti AirOS, follow our Ubiquiti AirOS Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Ubiquiti AirOS

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

Once you have decided to change your Router IP Address, or the address you see when you are on the network, log into the Ubiquiti AirOS. This should take you to the Status page. Next, click the tab marked Network, it is at the top of the page.

Configure the LAN section of your Ubiquiti AirOS

On this page, scroll down the page until you see the heading LAN Network Settings. In this section, enter your new address in the box labeled IP Address. One good address for your Ubiquiti Router is 192.168.1.1

Make sure that while you make this change to your Router, you do not change the Subnet Mask, this should remain at 255.255.255.0

You should also leave the DHCP Server alone, it allows the Router to automatically choose these for you.

When you have finished, don't forget to click the button in the lower left corner labeled Change.

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 Ubiquiti AirOS Info

Don't forget about our other Ubiquiti AirOS info that you might be interested in.

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