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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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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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Doesn't work with windows vista


1. check if there are lights on the specific router port where you have connected the Vista (e.g. if it is on port 2, check if there are lights on #2 at the front panel of the router).
2. check the ip address by going to command prompt (click start-run-type cmd press enter. on the command prompt, type ipconfig/all)
3. ip address should be similar to what your Windows XP is getting. Subnet mask, gateway, and DNS servers should be identical.

Eg. If XP has a 192.168.1.100 IP, your Vista should have 192.168.1.x IP address where x is a variable number other than 100.

4. If your IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS seems aligned for both PCs, check your browser settings. Open IE, go to tools, internet options, network connection and make sure that never dial a connection is selected.

Jan 16, 2009 | Microsoft Broadband Networking MN-500...

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