Series 3: What is the best way to change the DHCP LAN IP address range of a CradlePoint router?

Beverly McRae

If you are not sure what model CradlePoint router you have, please click here.This firmware was written based upon firmware version 5.0.0.Description:

By default, the CradlePoint runs a DHCP server on the LAN IP Address of on the network, with a default DHCP IP Address range of through  It can sometimes be necessary to expand or shrink the size of the DHCP address pool to have less or more addresses than the router uses by default.

Follow these directions to change the DHCP Server’s IP Address range.


  1. Log into the CradlePoint’s administrative console, the default location is  Click here if you are unsure of how to access the administration pages.
  2. Click Network Settings and WiFi / Local Network from the drop-down menu.                              User-added image
  3. Place a checkmark next to the LAN you would like to change the DHCP range on, then click Edit.User-added image
  4. At the Local Network Editor page, click the DHCP Server tab.
  5. At the DHCP Server tab, change the Range Start and/or Range End to what you would like for the DHCP server to use. In this example, the DHCP range has been changed to through  Click Submit at the bottom of the box to save your settings.

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After making these changes, the DHCP server will now provide IP addresses from the range you have specified. 

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