How to change the IP Address on a ZyXEL P-2812HNU-F1 router

This page shows how to change the LAN IP Address on the ZyXEL P-2812HNU-F1 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 ZyXEL P-2812HNU-F1

To get started configuring the ZyXEL P-2812HNU-F1 LAN page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the ZyXEL P-2812HNU-F1, follow our ZyXEL P-2812HNU-F1 Login Guide.

Change the LAN IP Address on a ZyXEL P-2812HNU-F1

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

Once you have logged into the ZyXEL P-2812HNU-F1 you begin on the System Info page of your Router. When you need to change your IP Address, the address you see when inside your network, click the choice on the bottom of the page labeled Network Setting. Then at the top of the page, click the tab labeled LAN Setup, it should be the first one.

Configure the LAN section of your ZyXEL P-2812HNU-F1

You now need to enter your new address you have specifically chosen for your Router in the box labeled IP Address. One good choice is the address 192.168.0.1

Be aware that you need to leave the Subnet Mask at 255.255.255.0

You also want to leave the DHCP Server alone, it chooses which address to use automatically. When you are finished making changes to your Router be sure and click Apply.

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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