NETGEAR RangeMax™ NEXT Wireless Router WNR834B User Manual
4-2 Customizing Your Network Settings
v2.1, July 2007
Configuring LAN TCP/IP Setup Parameters
The router is shipped preconfigured to use private IP addresses on the LAN side and to act as a
DHCP server. The router’s default LAN IP configuration is:
• LAN IP address: 192.168.1.1
• Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
These addresses are part of the designated private address range for use in private networks, and
should be suitable for most applications. If your network has a requirement to use a different IP
addressing scheme, you can make those changes in this menu.
The LAN IP parameters are:
•IP Address. The LAN IP address of the router.
•IP Subnet Mask. The LAN Subnet Mask of the router. Combined with the IP address, the IP
Subnet Mask allows a device to know which other addresses are local to it, and which must be
reached through a gateway or router.
•RIP Direction. RIP allows a router to exchange routing information with other routers. The
RIP Direction selection controls how the router sends and receives RIP packets. Both is the
– When set to Both or Out Only, the router broadcasts its routing table periodically.