I'll try to keep this simple, meaning I'll just tell you what to use, without explaining why ;o)
The private LAN address range is 192.168.0.X where X is a number between 1and 254. 1 is usually reserved for your router or gateway, so your clients can use anything from 2 upwards; obviously each client must have a unique address.
The subnet mask to use for this address range is 255.255.255.0
The DNS address(es) will be those supplied by your ISP - go to their help site (wherever it may be) to find out the addresses to use.
Finally the default gateway address should be the address of the piece of equipment that connects your LAN to the broader internet. It will usually be 192.168.0.1.
And that's it!
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