If you are experimenting with the various features of your wireless network, you may wonder how to change a router’s IP address. The best routers, after all, allow for many adjustments, including changing up a static IP address. Why would you change a router’s IP address and how to do it? Keep reading to find out.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • You may want to change your router’s public IP Wi-Fi network address to bypass certain Internet restrictions or bans and to beef up network connections.
  • This process begins by accessing the admin control panel or router settings page by entering your current address into a browser address bar.
  • Find advanced settings or network settings and make the desired changes, saving after you are done.

Why Change a Router’s IP Address

The primary reason to change a router’s public IP address is to bypass Internet restrictions in other parts of the globe or to bypass a ban of some kind, though regularly changing up your IP address can also support overall network security, such as when you learn how to block websites through a router.

How to Change Your IP Address on a Router

This process differs slightly according to the make and model of your router, as different manufacturers demand different ways to go about this. Don’t worry, however, as this process is not terribly complicated, even for amateurs.

Insider Tip

While on the settings page, you can block specific devices or websites from being used with your router.

STEP 1

Check to ensure that your wireless network is functioning properly, with a cable modem connected to your router via Ethernet cable and both operating as normal. Check a few connected devices to make sure you have a valid and strong Internet connection.

STEP 2

Now it’s time to head to the admin panel or dedicated settings page. Many routers necessitate different procedures to access the settings page, so consult the instruction manual for further details or perform a quick web search.

STEP 3

In most situations, you’ll gain access to the settings page by entering the current IP address into a web browser address bar. Otherwise, open up the firmware software suite or download, install, and run a mobile app recommended by the manufacturer.

STEP 4

Now look for IP address settings, which could be under network settings or advanced settings. Find an option to change the static IP addresses or a public IP address, make the changes, and save your changes. Afterward, restart the modem to accept the changes if you are wondering what happens when you reset your router.

STEP 5

You are done. Your address should be changed and you should be ready to go.

F.A.Q.S

Where to find your IP address?

Your router’s relevant information should be on a sticker on the exterior of the unit. Otherwise, access the admin panel via a web browser address field.


What is an IP address?

This is a unique identity for not only your router but any connected device on your network, even any mobile device.


How to change your wireless router settings?

This is done on the settings page which is accessible via mobile device or computer by using a web browser or by going with the type IPconfig route or type CMD route.



STAT: The first thing you should do after gaining access to your router is to change the default password to something more secure. (source)

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence Bonk is a copywriter with a decade of experience in the tech space, with columns appearing in Engadget, Huffington Post and CBS, among others. He has a cat named Cinnamon.

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