Setting static ip

By imacrazyballoon
Jun 18, 2006
  1. How do i set a static ip address. I am behind a router, I tried to go properties --> tcp/ip and set it there, but I lose connection when i do. How do I do it?
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    Your IP is set by the router via DHCP and there should be no reason to change it, if your problem is keeping the same IP then set your router to lease the IP addresses on a permanant basis, by default most do it for 7 days, to do this see your router documentation.

    If you want to set it manually you first need to determine your IP range as set by your router, most use the same , 192.168.x.x or 10.0.x.x. to do this click Start\Run and type "ipconfig" without the quotes,

    To set your IP address manually in XP

    Under 2K is pretty much the same as the above,

    You have to set the IP address and subnet mask and make sure the default gateway matches as this is the address of the router, if you get this wrong you wont get a link to the router.
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