How to change the IP Address on a Ubiquiti NanoStation-M5 router

This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the Ubiquiti NanoStation-M5 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 or 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 NanoStation-M5

To get started configuring the Ubiquiti NanoStation-M5 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 NanoStation-M5, follow our Ubiquiti NanoStation-M5 Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a Ubiquiti NanoStation-M5

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

After you have logged into the Ubiquiti NanoStation M5 you are going to see the Main Status page of this Router. Next, click the tab at the top of the page labeled Network. You are now on the correct page to change your Router IP Address, the address you are looking at while inside your network.

Configure the LAN section of your Ubiquiti NanoStation-M5

On this page, scroll down until you see the heading of LAN Network Settings. In this section place your cursor in the box labeled IP Address, and enter your new address you have picked out for your Router. One good recommendation is

Nothing else needs to be changed, just click the button at the bottom 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.

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