Learn how to set up and configure your Local Area Network (LAN) through your Hitron router settings. Customize your business router networking settings with these tips.
Local Area Network (LAN) setup
These are your internal router settings and advanced use may require consulting your IT department.
- Log in to the Hitron modem.
- Select 'Basic' menu.
- Select the 'LAN Setup' sub-menu.
- Networking options:
- Private LAN IP Address: This dictates the router login address (Default: 192.168.0.1). This generally doesn't need to be changed other than for personal preference or to limit knowledge of how to log in to the router. The IP address entered will be the new Gateway IP address for GUI logins.
- Note changes carefully: If you change your settings and lose the login information, you’ll need to reset the modem to factory default, thereby losing all other changes you’ve already made.
- Subnet Mask: The Subnet Mask value entered will define the DHCP scope the Hitron will use to offer IP addresses to clients. Change this when you prefer a different IP subnet on the local network other than 192.168.0.x, or to limit the IP range that is available in the dynamic pool.
- LAN DHCP Status: Leave this enabled unless devices must be manually configured to gain access to this network. All existing devices will stop working if this option is disabled.
- DHCP Lease Time: This is how long a device will keep an assigned IP while away. If the value is set to 1 week, a laptop on a month-long business trip may get a new IP address assigned once back on the network.
- DHCP Start and End IPs: Dictate which numbers get automatically assigned. For example, set the DHCP start to 192.168.0.100 and end to 192.168.0.255, which reserves 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.99 for static assignment within the internal network. For static assignment, see the DHCP reservation section.
- Once done, select 'Save Changes'.
Additional Router Settings