I am on Windows 8. I want to change my IP address to a static address. I have tried putting up a dummy static address like
188.8.131.52 but it does not work. Please guide me. Thanks.
My network details:
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You first need to check which subnet you are in. Set your network card to DHCP and check the network and gateway addresses by doing
Once you have this information (I assume in this example your DHCP-assigned IP is 192.168.0.15, subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 and gateway is 192.168.0.1) you can choose an unused IP within your network. Also write down the DNS IP addresses as you will need them later.
If you have a network with subnet mask 255.255.255.0 it means you can choose from 192.168.0.2-254. Make sure the IP is unused by doing