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How to check and change you computer IP address in Windows XP

How to check and change you computer IP address in Windows XP

1. You will need to open your Control Panel. Note there is several ways to do this.
XP Start Menu it is on the right side of the start menu.
Classic Start Menu it is under Settings

2. Next you need to make sure you are in classic view. Note if you have not been in Control Panel before you most likely will not be in classic view. To put Control Panel in classic view click on the classic view option in the upper left hand corner.


3. Now Control Panel should look something like this. Here is where you would click on Network Connections.


4. Right click on Local Area Connections and select properties.


5. Next highlight (click on to highlight) Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on the Properties button.


6. Next you will want to check your network settings. Note in most cases you want these set to obtain automatically. However you may need to change the IP address to a static IP address to access router or printer. Example if the routers IP 192.168.1.1 then you would set the static IP address to 192.168.1.100. Note the last group that I set as 100 could be any number from 1 through 254 as long as it was not in use by another device. So in this case you could not use 192.168.1.1 because it is already used by the router. In addition after you get access to the device you can aways change its IP to fit your networks schema.
**Note I will be adding other links later to this article regarding other changes to this section**


7. Click OK

8. Click OK

After this all your changes should be set. Note some time you will need to reboot your computer to have the changes take full effect.
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ip address in invalid on windows vista


All we need to do is to reset the router for about a minute, if we are still getting invalid IP which is 169.x.x.x then we need to temporarily assign an ip address on the computer.

How to assign IP address:
Windows XP
Step 1: Click Start, then Control Panel.
Step 2: When the Control Panel window opens, double-click Network Connections.
Step 3: Right-click Local Area Connection, then click Properties.
Step 4: When the Local Area Connection Properties window appears, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) then Properties.
Step 5: Change the option from Obtain an IP address automatically to Use the following IP address and enter the following:

Make sure the IP Address you'll be assigning the computer has the same first three numbers as the Default Gateway and the last number can be any number between 2 and 99. In this example, our Default Gateway is 192.168.1.1, so the IP address that should be used must start with 192.168.1. In this example, the IP address that we'll assign is 192.168.1.50.
  • IP: "192.168.1.50"
  • Subnet Mask: "255.255.255.0"
  • Default Gateway: "192.168.1.1"
After assign static IP then click OK.

Step 6: If we are not getting any response from the router(like pinging the ip address of the router) then possible product is defective.

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How to check and change you computer IP address in Windows 7 1. Click on the start button, then click on Control Panel 2. Once in Control Panel click on Network and Sharing Center 3. Click on Change Adapter Settings, located in the upper left hand corner 4. Next right click on the network connection you want to edit and select properties 5. Next highlight (click on to highlight) Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP) and click on the Properties button. Note you do not need to worry about the Version 6 as it is not a used standard at this time. The reason the option is there is that it will be a supported feature in the near future. 6. Next you will want to check your network settings. Note in most cases you want these set to obtain automatically. However you may need to change the IP address to a static IP address to access router or printer. Example if the routers IP 192.168.1.1 then you would set the static IP address to 192.168.1.100. Note the last group that I set as 100 could be any number from 1 through 254 as long as it was not in use by another device. So in this case you could not use 192.168.1.1 because it is already used by the router. In addition after you get access to the device you can aways change its IP to fit your networks schema. **Note I will be adding other links later to this article regarding other changes to this section** 7. Click OK 8. Click Close After this all your changes should be set. Note some time you will need to reboot your computer to have the changes take full effect. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Click here if you are needing instructictions on how to change your IP address with Windows XP.

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how do retrieve my IP ADRESS FOR MY COMPUTER & WIRELESS ROUTER


your ISP should be able to help you in that...check with the person with the internet company...

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I need to change my NAT settings from moderate to open and dont' know how to do that.


A. Determining the IP Address and MAC Address of a Computer: Note: Please use the computer for which the Ports are to be opened: For Windows 2000/XP users: 1. Please click on Start and select Run. 2. Type in cmd and click on OK. 3. In the Command Prompt, please type ipconfig/all then press Enter or Return key. 4. Please make sure that the Ethernet adapter has an IP Address that is the same range as the router (e.g. 192.168.1.2 for the computer and 192.168.1.1 for the router). 5. Please note down the IP address and Physical address. B. Reserving an IP Address: 1. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. 2. Connect to the router by typing http://routerlogin.com/basicsetting.htm or http://192.168.1.1 in the address field and click Enter or Return key. 3. A window will prompt for a user name and password. The default username is "admin" and the default password is "password". Note: If it does not take password as the password, you might have changed it when you have run the NETGEAR Setup CD so please try other passwords. If you cannot remember the password, you need to reset the router and run the Setup CD to reconfigure it. 4. When the setup page opens, click on LAN IP Setup under Advanced tab. 5. Click on Add under Address Reservation. 6. Under Address Reservation window, please select the radio button of the computer you wish to add from the Address Reservation Table. 7. If the computer you want is not on the list, please click on the Refresh button to update the table. 8. If the computer is still not on the Address Reservation Table, please type in the IP Address, MAC Address (Physical Address), and Device Name of the computer you wish to add. 9. Click the Add button when done. C. Enabling DMZ: 1. On the left side of the setup page, click on the WAN Setup under Advanced tab. 2. Check the Default DMZ Server and specify the IP address of your computer. 3. Click on the Apply button.

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How to share internet connection on Windows Vista OS. I want to share internet connection between two Laptops using Windows Vista Operating system and the other using Windows XP. The Host computer is Windows Vista while the client is Windows XP. Please how do I setup the connection on the Host computer which is using Windows Vista OS so that the other computer can use the internet connection using Crossed Cable conection (Cat 5 with RJ45 plug).


All right let's call your Vista computer A and your Xp computer B. First you have to bring the two computers into LAN. If you already did this, please skip the next eight steps.

Step 1: In Vista, before doing this you should enable Sharing and Discovery. You can do that by going to Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center. Under the section ‘Sharing and Discovery, enable Network discovery, File Sharing, Public folder sharing and others if you want to. (See picture below)

Step 2: If your LAN card that is connecting to another computer is installed, it will be shown under Control Panel -> Network Connections.

Step 3: Right click that local area connection and click properties.

Step 4: Under the tab ‘Networking’, click the properties Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

Step 5: Click the radio button to ‘Use the following IP’ and give an IP address (For example, IP address: 192.168.0.1 and Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0)

Step 6: Don’t give any other information, Click Ok and close everything.

Step 7: In computer B, which is the XP, make sure you enable the LAN card which is used to connect to computer ‘A’. Here you need not give any IP information as Computer ‘A’ will assign an IP address dynamically. If it’s not working make sure there are no IP assigned and change the properties to ‘Obtain an IP address automatically’.

Step 8: Test the connection by pinging. (You can do this by typing ping 192.168.0.1 or whichever is Compter ‘A’s IP in the comand prompt)

NOW your computers are connected. Now to share the internet:

Right click LAN card which is connected to Internet under Control Panel -> Network Connections and click ‘Sharing’ tab and enable both the options to share Internet. (Note: Unless there is another enabled LAN setting you will not be able to see the shared tab under properties)

Click Ok and close. This option is given by the Windows OS known as ICS (Internet Connection Sharing).

Now you can use Internet from both Computer A and Computer B from a single connection.

So this is the setup you need on the Host computer as you requested, if you turn out to need help witht he XP one too, let me know:)

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