How TO Set AN IP Address.(NETWORKING-101)
Basically an IP address is an identifier for a system in network, So while in a network
There are two ways of getting an IP address
1. DHCP-Dynamic host configuration Protocol-This protocol assign IP address to devices on a network Automatically.
2. Static Configuration-This is the method we will be discussing. This is assigning an IP address to your device on yourself.
So to assign an IP address to your device follow this procedure.
Depending on the media you connect to the network i.e Wired or wireless you configure an IP to each means
For example. You are connected to a network by the means of an Ethernet cable, you gonna have to configure for the Ethernet connection.
if you are connected using a wireless means, then you configure that of the wireless.
So lets kick start.
open up control panel
change your view to CATEGORY, to make things much easier
click on NETWORK AND INTERNET
click on VIEW NETWORK STATUS AND TASK
on the sidebar(menu) click on CHANGE ADAPTER SETTINGS.
click on PROPERTIES
click on INTERNET PROTOCOL VERSION 4(TCP/IPv4)
click on PROPERTIES on the adjacent menu
tick USE THE FOLLOWING IP ADDRESS
now input the IP ADDRESS.(provided by your Internet Service Provider)
click on the subnet mask box, it will automatically fill up the spaces, depending on your above IP ADDRESS.
Click OK to save and exit.
That’s it IP address configured