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    • LAN IP Setup

      What is the purpose of the LAN IP Setup page?

      The Sky Hub is your gateway to the internet, but it’s also the heart of a network (LAN or Local Area Network) within your home through which your computers and other devices (such as smartphones and tablets etc) can connect to the internet and can inter-connect with each other.

      The LAN IP Setup page enables you to:

      • Change the Sky Hub’s IP address.
      • Choose whether or not to use the Sky Hub as the DHCP server for your LAN.
      • Change the first and last IP address for the block of IP addresses from which the Sky Hub will assign an IP address to those computers and other devices that have been configured to receive a dynamic IP address.


      How to get to the LAN IP Setup page


      1. Login to the router.
      2. Then click on ¨Advanced¨ in the menu bar of the router’s user interface (UI).
      3. Then click on ¨LAN IP Setup¨ in the sub-menu bar of the router’s user interface (UI).




      LAN TCP/IP Setup


      This section of the page enables you to change the Sky Hub’s IP address.

      The default value of ¨IP Address¨ for the Sky Hub is 192.168.0.1

      The default value of ¨IP Subnet Mask¨ (for the default value of ¨IP Address¨ for the Sky Hub) is 255.255.255.0

      With the above default values, the Sky Hub’s default Network IP address range is 192.168.0.nnn - consisting of one subnet that can support 254 addressable devices, including the Sky Hub.

      See the section below entitled ¨Default values & acceptable ranges¨ for more information about other IP addresses suitable for use in a home network.

      If you change the default value of ¨IP Address¨ for the Sky Hub to something else, make sure that:

      • The value of ¨IP Subnet Mask¨ is suitable for the new value of ¨IP Address¨ that you have given to the Sky Hub.
      • You change the network settings on all of your computers and other devices to match the new values of ¨IP Address¨ and ¨IP Subnet Mask¨ that you have given to the Sky Hub.
      • You do not use an IP Address ending with .0 or .255 as these are reserved for specific functions


      If you have made a change to the settings in this section, click on the ¨Apply¨ button at the bottom of the page to implement the changes.

      Use Router as DHCP Server


      This section of the page enables you to choose whether or not to use the Sky Hub as the DHCP Server for your LAN.

      A DHCP Server provides computers and other devices on a LAN with valid IP addresses. The Sky Hub is set up by default as a DHCP Server.

      If the box labelled ¨Use Router as DHCP Server¨ is un-ticked, you must either have another computer or device within your LAN that is acting as a DHCP Server, or you must manually configure each of your computers and devices to use Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) so that the LAN can operate without a DHCP Server.

      If the box labelled ¨Use Router as DHCP Server¨ is ticked, the range of IP addresses from which the Sky Hub will assign an IP address to those computers and other devices that have been configured to receive a dynamic IP address can be defined.

      For the Sky Hub’s default IP address, the default value of ¨Starting IP Address ¨ is 192.168.0.2 and the default value of ¨Ending IP Address¨ is 192.168.0.254

      If you change the default value of ¨Starting IP Address¨ and/or the default value of ¨Ending IP Address¨ to something else, make sure that you:

      • Set the ¨Starting IP Address¨ to a value within the Sky Hub’s Network IP address range.
      • Set the ¨Ending IP Address¨ to a value within the Sky Hub’s Network IP address range.
      • Do not use the IP Address that is assigned to the Sky Hub as either the ¨ Starting IP Address¨ or the ¨Ending IP Address¨.
      • Do not use an IP Address ending with .0 or .255 as these are reserved for specific functions


      If you have made a change to the settings in this section, click on the ¨Apply¨ button at the bottom of the page to implement the changes.

      Default values & acceptable ranges


      Out of the box, the Sky Hub’s default IP address is 192.168.0.1 (which means that the Sky Hub’s default Network IP address range is 192.168.0.nnn). This is a common default IP address for routers made by D-Link and by Netgear. You can change the Sky Hub’s default IP address to something else if you want to.

      IP addresses that begin with 192.168 (such as 192.168.0.1) form the private IPv4 address space and are reserved for private network use. The private IPv4 address space was originally defined to prevent a shortage of public IP address availability.

      Out of the box, other router manufacturers’ hardware will often have a different default IP address, for example:

      • 192.168.1.1 is a common default for routers made by Linksys (so the default Network IP address range is 192.168.1.nnn).
      • 192.168.1.2 is a common default for routers made by Phillips (so the default Network IP address range is 192.168.1.nnn).
      • 192.168.2.1 is a common default for routers made by Belkin and SMC (so the default Network IP address range is 192.168.2.nnn).
      • 192.168.1.254 is a common default for routers made by Billion (so the default Network IP address range is 192.168.1.nnn).


      You may also see 192.168.2.2 or 192.168.100.1 as the default IP address of other manufacturers’ routers.

      More information about the private IP address space, including other IP address ranges that could be used in private networks, can be found at the following links:



      If you do change the Sky Hub’s default IP address, remember check the network settings on all of your computers and other devices that will use the Sky Hub to access the internet and provide LAN services.
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