A local area network (LAN) is a shared communication system to which many computers are attached. A LAN is a computer network limited to the immediate area, usually the same building or floor of a building. The IP address identified an individual device on a network. Every networking device (including computers, servers, routers, printers, etc.) needs an IP address to communicate across the network.
The 192.168.1.x IP scheme is used by most routers in the industry. 192.168.1.2 may already be used in the network by a different device. It is good practice to change the IP address to make sure there are no conflicts between other devices. IP conflicts can cause communication issues on a network.
Unfortunately the WAP3205 v3 does not support IP addresses via DHCP, one has to manually be configured on the appliance. It is a good idea to limit the number of DHCP addresses provided by your networks DHCP server or router. This will allow you to set aside a range of addresses which may be used on devices that do not support DHCP, such as the WAP3205 v3. By default most routers DHCP servers are set to distribute all the IP's on their predefined subnet (common subnet is 192.168.1.0/24 or 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0). 192.168.1.1 is usually used by the router, allowing the DHCP server to provide an IP address anywhere from 192.168.1.2~192.168.1.254. Chances of having 253 devices on the network which will require an IP address from the DHCP server are slim, especially in a residential network which is what the WAP3205 v3 is designed for.
Changing the IP Address
Access the WebUI on the WAP3205 v3 using the default IP, 192.168.1.2. Login to the configuration screen and access menu, Network → LAN.
From this menu change the IP Address and IP Subnet Mask entries to match your network scheme.
Click the Apply button to save the settings.
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