FRITZ!Box 6590 Cable Service - Knowledge Base

FRITZ!Box 6590 Cable Service

Changing the FRITZ!Box's IP address

The FRITZ!Box has the IP address 192.168.178.1 in the factory settings. You can change it if your computers, smartphones, and other devices in the home network are to be assigned IP addresses from a specific IP network via DHCP.

Requirements / Restrictions

  • xThe IP network 192.168.100.0 may not be used. In compliance with the DOCSIS specifications, this network is reserved for the cable provider and is used for diagnostic and maintenance purposes.

Note:The configuration procedure and notes on functions given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for your FRITZ!Box.

Changing the FRITZ!Box's IP address

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Network" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click on the "Network Settings" tab.
  4. Click the "IPv4 Addresses" button. If the button is not displayed, enable the Advanced View first.
  5. Enter the desired IP address and subnet mask.

    Important:Do not enter an IP address from the network 192.168.100.x. In compliance with DOCSIS, this network is reserved for the cable provider and may not be used in the FRITZ!Box.

  6. Click "OK" to save the settings and confirm that the procedure may be executed on the FRITZ!Box, if asked to do so.