How to Set a Static IP Address On Your Device?
A static IP address is one that does not change over time and can be assigned to a computer connected to the Internet. Every device that connects to your router receives a dynamic IP address by default. This is known as DHCP (short for Dynamic Host Control Protocol). However, there are occasions when we require our devices to connect to the network using a static IP address or the same IP address each time. for this reason,
- Utilize the Internet to access your computer.
- Share information between two connected devices.
- Quickly gain access to your NAS or network printer.
- Use your PC to serve the media, or you must use a static IP address to connect to the Wi-Fi at work.
Assign a Static Address:
There are two ways to assign a static address to your device:
- Using the Control Panel
- Use Command Prompt
Here we are going to discuss the setting of static IP Addresses using the Control Panel.
Set a Static IP Address On Your Device:
To set a static IP address from the Control Panel, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Access the Control Panel.
Step 2: Then select Network and Internet. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
The following screen displays after clicking Network and Sharing Center.
Step 3: On the navigation bar on the left, select Change adapter settings. After clicking the following window appears.
Step 4: Choose Properties from the context menu when you right-click the network adapter.
Step 5: Decide the TCP/IPv4 option, or Internet Protocol version 4.
Step 6: Click on the Properties button from the above-displayed window.
Step 7: Select Use the following IP address from the menu.
Step 8: Give your computer a static IP address, such as 10.1.2.225.
Step 9: Put a subnet mask in. The subnet mask (255.255.255.0) is typically considered for a home network.
Step 10: Make the default gateway choice. (Typically, the IP address of your router. For illustration, 10.1.3.2)
Step 11: Set the preferred DNS server address under the “Use the following DNS server addresses to set Preferred DNS server” section. Typically, this is the IP address of your router or another server that resolves DNS queries (for example, 10.1.3.2).
Step 12: In the event that the computer is unable to connect to the selected DNS server, you can specify an alternative DNS server (optional).
Step 13: Choose the OK option.
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