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HOW TO CHANGE IP ADDRESS

To change your network IP address in Windows XP, Vista, or 7:
1. Press the Windows Key and R
2. Type command and press Enter. This loads your DOS prompt
3. Type ipconfig /release then press Enter. This disables your internet connection
4. Go to your desktop, and right-click on something called Network Place or My Network Places (If you're using Windows Vista or 7, look for the Network and Sharing Center through Control Panel)
5. Click Properties. You should now see something called Local Area Connection or something similar
6. Right-click on your connection (titled Local Area Connection if you're using an ethernet cable or Wireless Network Connection if you're on WiFi) and click Properties
7. Under the General tab, double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
8. A new window appears. On its own General tab, click the box beside Use the following IP address
9. Type in ones until you fill the box up (it should read 111.111.111.111)
10. Press Tab. You'll notice the Subnet Mask section automatically fill sup with numbers
11. Click OK
12. Click OK to bring you back to the "Local Area Connection" screen
13. Right-click Local Area Connection and Click on Properties again
14. Again, under the General tab, double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
15. Select Obtain an IP address automatically
16. Click OK
17. Click OK
18. Go back to your DOS prompt, type "ipconfig /renew" and press Enter. This restores your internet connection.
By now, the network should've assigned a new IP address to your computer automatically.

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Set IP Address Configuration
Click the "Start" button and select the "Control Panel" from the right column to open it.
Select the "Network and Internet" section of the Control Panel.
Click "Network Connections" if using Windows XP to view the available network icons.
Or, click "Network and Sharing Center" if using Windows 7 or Vista and select "Change adapter settings."


Right-click your network connection icon which displays either the yellow triangle or red "x" indicating limited or no connectivity.
Select "Properties."
Click on "TCP/IP" to select and highlight it. Click "Properties."
Select both the "Obtain IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically" radio buttons.
Click "OK" and then "Close" in the Network Connection Properties box. Close the Control Panel.
Manually Renew IP Address
Click the "Start" button and choose "Run" from the list.

Type "cmd" in the "Run" box and press "Enter" to open the Windows Command Prompt.

Type "ipconfig /release" in the Windows Command Prompt and press "Enter."
This releases the current IP address of your computer.
Type "ipconfig /renew" and press "Enter" to obtain a fresh IP address.
When renewing your IP address, Windows automatically attempts to connect to the network.
Powercycle Router and Modem
Turn off your computer.


Unplug both the Internet modem and wireless router's power adapter from the electrical outlet. Wait for two minutes.
Plug the Internet modem into the electrical outlet first. Wait for connectivity lights to appear.
Plug the wireless router's power adapter back into the electrical outlet.
Confirm that lights appear on the router indicating that it has established a connection to the modem.


Turn on your computer.
Open "Network Connections" if your computer does not connect automatically to the network.
Select a network from the list, input the network password if one exists and click "Connect."
Open your Internet browser to test the connection.
Update Network Interface Card (NIC) Drivers

Click the "Start" button. Right-click "My Computer" or "Computer" from the Start Menu. Select "Manage." Click "Yes" if a user account control message appears.


Click on "Device Manager" from the list of System Tools.
Find the "Network adapters" listing and click the "arrow" or "plus" symbol to expand it.

Right-click your computer's network adapter from the list and select "Properties."
Click the "Driver" tab and select "Update Driver."
Follow the on-screen prompts to allow Windows to find and install the drivers automatically. Restart the computer when the process is finished and attempt to re-connect to the network.
Reset Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

Click the "Start" button and select "Run."
Type "cmd" and press "Enter" to open the Command Prompt.


Type the following line into the Command Prompt and press "Enter":
netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
Close the Command Prompt. Issuing this command tells Windows to remove and then re-install the two registry keys used by the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) component of Windows.


Restart the computer.
Attempt to connect to the network if a connection is not established automatically.


Sep 06, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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unable to connect to linksys 192.168.1.1 windows xp explorer 8 bing keeps sending to 192.168.1.1 sites


Hi,

Welcome to Fixya

Lets find out the ip address of the router first.

From Windows pc do this

1 :Press window key ( key between ctrl and alt ) + r
2: On run window type cmd and press enter key
3: On command prompt type ipconfig and press enter key
From the execution find out the default gateway ip address.
This will be your router ip address
4: Now type this address on the internet explorer and press enter key
It will ask fir username and password

Thanks

Apr 20, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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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...

Jul 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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