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Changing router IP address


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#1 barwarner

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 02:25 PM

My D-Link router's default IP address is 192.168.0.1.  I want to change it to anything but the default, but when I do I either cannot access it using the new IP address or I get the message "IP address cannot be on the same LAN IP address of the router".  If it makes a difference, I am accessing it while it is off the network, plugged into only a laptop using an Ethernet cable.

 

What guidelines should I be using to set the new IP address?  Thanks.

 

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 02:29 PM

Why do you want to change the LAN side IP? The WAN side is assigned by your ISP.

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#3 barwarner

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 02:45 PM

Maybe I don't need to change it, but I am configuring it as a second router on my home network and the document I am following instructs me to change the default IP address.



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Posted 07 November 2016 - 02:59 PM

Are you adding the second router to expand the network? Or are you setting up the second router as a repeater?

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#5 barwarner

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 03:34 PM

To expand the network for both wireless and wired access.



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Posted 07 November 2016 - 06:52 PM

No reason to change the lan subnet but if you want do so you need to use something other than the subnet  you choose since that appears to be what the 1st router lan is using which is why you are getting that message.

 

Here is a good guide to follow

http://www.techsupportforum.com/3001-connecting-additional-routers/


Edited by Wand3r3r, 07 November 2016 - 06:52 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 10:03 AM

I guess I won't change the IP of the router then, but it hasn't even been connected to the first router yet so I still don't understand what I was getting that "IP address cannot be on the same LAN IP address of the router" message.  The only thing its connected to is a laptop for configuration.

 

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 01:01 PM

After you change the router's IP address you should do an IPCONFIG /RELEASE and then IPCONFIG /RENEW from a command prompt on the machine you are using to connect to the router.  You don't say what you are configuring the address to be, that may be part of your issue.  Normally you would just change the last digit, from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.0.5 for instance.  If you changed it to 192.168.1.1 you wouldn't be able to connect to it without doing the IPCONFIG /RELEASE and then IPCONFIG /RENEW because it would be on a different network that you computer can't get to without a router.


Edited by Kilroy, 08 November 2016 - 04:16 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2016 - 03:37 PM

Of course ipconfig /renew-release only works if you are set as a dhcp client and not doing static assignment to yourself.






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