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IP Address - Configuring a Linux Wireless Router

A question that a lot of computer users have is "Why does my IP address change when I connect to my wireless router?" The short answer is that wireless routers do not have static IP addresses. The longer version of the answer is that, for your router to know where you are, it needs to know the IP address of your internet connection. This is why you get the wireless signal strength and speed from your internet connection and not from your router. It all starts with the way you configure your computer settings.

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IP Address - Configure Your PC 

  1. On your computer, open your internet browser and go to the login page. If you are not a Windows user, then use the Control Panel to open the "Internet Options" page. On this page, you will see a field for "IP Address." If you have never changed your IP address before, this is the box you will want to fill in with your desired new IP address.
  2. You have now completed step 1 of your router setup. In the Control Panel, you will see your IP address Click on this and you will be taken to your Network Name tab. This is what will be known as your Internet Protocol (IP) address. In step 5, you chose a good hostname for your website. This is what will be used by your Search Engine in finding your website
  3. If you are a Windows user, you will see a window with a list of your installed Linux routers. Click the "Router Setup" option. This will take you to a page where you can select your brand of Linux router. The "New Connection" option is a link that will take you to the router setup page.
  4. You will have more than one of these Linux router choices. Each of these Linux router types will allow you to create an IP address or another. The only difference between them is that one is configured with a password. If you have not set up your password before, simply click the "reset button". Then, you will be able to log into your new web-based user name and password
  5. Once you have logged in as your new username and password, you will have access to your home network. Note that you will have to create a new login page. Once you have done this, you can access your router's configuration page. You should see a page with a tab called "Wireless Internet Connection".

Your router does not know what your IP address is until you tell it. If you have done things correctly, it will not broadcast your computer network's IP address everywhere it goes. However, it may still find you, especially if you are behind a router that is always on. If your router finds you, it will notify your IP address to every single device that it detects. Once it has your IP address, it will either disconnect from your connection or try to kill your internet connection. It could take up to a minute for your connection to be disconnected, so you will have to wait until it is all sorted out.

Connection With IP

After your router has found your connection, it will tell you to connect to it using a default Ethernet cable. You should do this now, before doing anything else. When your computer connects to the new WISP access point, the device will need to configure your router again. You can do this by following the prompts, or by looking at the configuration utility that came with your router. Most routers have a wizard mode that allows you to enter the details needed to configure your WISP connection. If this mode is disabled, you should enter the details manually.