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router IP address 15 years 4 months ago #1739

I recently bought a D-link router. It has a burnt in ip address.
How does the router have a unique id when every router has
the same ip address.

Re: router IP address 15 years 4 months ago #1752

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The router doesn't have a burned in address, it has a default address. This is so you can get at the configuration page with your web browser, or telnet. You then change it to whatever you want to use on your own network. You need to change your computer to an address in that subnet range to access the router. If the router uses a web interface, you go to your browser and put the routers default address in and you will get a configuration page. You then change the default address to work on your network.

For example, if the burned is, you could set up your PC to The reboot everything, including switches. This is because your switches have tables that contain IP and MAC (not to be confused with Macintosh) addresses. If you change your IP address, your MAC address can still be cached in the switch and could prevent you from access the router.

When the configuration page comes up, you change the LAN address to an address in your subnet. If your subnet is, a standard address for a router is If you have a router and a firewall and is already taken, you could use This address will be your default gateway on all your PCs. You then make any other changes that need to be made at this point. You then put your PCs address to an address on your subnet ( for example - and don't forget to put the in the gateway field). Reboot everything and you should be up and running.


Re: router IP address 15 years 3 months ago #1891

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I think the router do have a MAC address but you can change it by doing a MAC address clone on the web-based utility of the router.

Re: router IP address 15 years 3 months ago #1897

The router can't have a burned-in IP address.. the IP address is modifiable. If you're wondering how the MAC address can be unique for all interface cards, thats because each vendor recieves a unique prefix from a governing body and then they assign unique serial numbers to each card they make.

Thus all MAC addresses worldwide should be unique... theoretically at least.
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Re: router IP address 15 years 3 months ago #1903

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Re: router IP address 15 years 3 months ago #2003

do you still need help with your router?
what router is it exactly what Hardware version and what Firmwareversion?
all errors are intended, correction will lead to sudden death
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