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#1 m32

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 10:11 PM

Hi-

I just got my new D Link router going, and I want to use anything other than the default IP address. Can I pretty much use any address (just two computers - wired)? I used to be able to do subnetting in my head, but alas, time moves on. What are the constraints and I am wildly open to suggestions.

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Posted 15 June 2007 - 09:52 PM

You have to enter the WEB CONFIGURATION. Take the default address and type it into the Internet Explorer Address bar. An example would be:

Http://192.168.1.1

This will pop up a User name/Password Screen.

Try these Default ones:

USER/PASSWORD

admin/<BLANK>
admin/admin
<BLANK>/admin
admin/pass
admin/1234

From this point, you should see on the setup page an option for ROUTER ADDRESS, or LOCAL IP ADDRESS

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 01:53 PM

Ah, yes. Worked wonders. Now, I know every router has basically the same address (192.168 etc.) Should I change this address in the configuration for security reasons, or am I good to go as is?

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:26 PM

Well, it depends on what network class you want to be in. A B or C. All of them are relatively secure, but I would change your addy to something like 192.168.5.1. And if you have wireless, just place a WEP key on it, so that people cant connect into it without the password.

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