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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 192.16.16.16 but it does not work. Please guide me. Thanks.

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How did you verify it's not working? How did you try it? –  frlan Apr 11 at 13:19
    
More information about your network would help in getting a good answer. How are IPs assigned now? What scope of IPs is available? Etc. –  Dave M Apr 11 at 13:51
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Given the limited added info it seems you are on the 192.168.0.x subnet and that the IP you picked is on another network. It will not work as is. Info on your router may help in determining how to set a static IP on the proper network. –  Dave M Apr 11 at 21:06

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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 ipconfig from cmd.exe.

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 ping 192.168.0.x where x is the IP you want to assign statically. After you have done this, change your network card settings to static and enter the IP, subnet mask, gateway address and DNS settings.

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