Thursday, September 25, 2014

Steps To Set Static IP Address In Windows Vista

Most of us make use of dynamic IP addresses assigned by our network. However, when there are network errors, you won’t be able to connect to the internet. According to technicians at the Windows support number, in such situations, it might be required of you to use a static IP address for your computer. This can solve the network related issues with the computer.

So, how can you assign a static IP address for your computer? If you are using a Windows Vista or Windows 7 computer, it requires only a few simple steps to assign static IP. In this post, we will take you through the steps involved in this process.

Steps Involved
  • Go to the desktop of the operating system and click the Windows logo button found in the left bottom corner. This will open the Start menu in the operating system. 
  • Once the Start menu comes up, select the option Control Panel from the right pane of the Start menu. 
  • In the Control Panel window, select the option Network and Internet. 
  • Select the first option in the new window, which is Network and Sharing center. 
  • In the window for Network and Sharing Center, you would find the different internet connections configured with your computer. From the left pane of the window, you will find the option Tasks. Under the heading Tasks, select the option Manage network connections. 
  • From the various adapters found in the new screen, find the one for which you wish to set the static IP address. Sometimes, you might be using a wireless connection or a LAN connection. Choose the network that you want to change. 
  • Right click the connection and select the option Properties. 
  • From the various options found in the Properties window, locate Internet Protocol Version 4. Select it and choose the option Properties. 
  • Select the tab Alternate Configuration and enter various details like IP Address, Default Gateway, Subnet Mask, DNS Servers etc. 
  • When you set the static IP address, make sure that no other computer in the network uses this address, as duplicate IP addresses will result in conflicts. 
  • Select the button OK once the configuration is completed. 
Once you complete the above steps, launch any of the internet browsers and navigate to a few websites to check if internet is working fine. For further help on this issue, you may call the Windows support number or contact our technical support team.

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