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How to setup a static IP in Windows 7

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Static IP address is an alternative to the default dynamic IP address. A static IP will be fixed and most reliably reached.  Using static IP address assignment for all devices on the home network guarantees to avoid potential address conflicts.  When using static IP addresses on home and other private networks, they should be chosen from within the standard private IP address ranges listed:

  • 10.0.0.0 through 10.255.255.255
  • 172.16.0.0 through 172.31.255.255
  • 192.168.0.0 through 192.168.255.255

To start follow the following directions:
Click the start menu, then click the search box, type in "network and sharing" select network and sharing center when it comes up.
1start menu
When network and sharing center opens, click on "change adapter settings".
2adapter
Right click on your local adapter and select properties.
3local area connection
In the Local Area Connection Properties window, highlight "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) then click properties.
4properties
Select the radio button "Use the following IP address and enter the correct IP, Subnet mask, and Default gateway that corresponds with your network setup. Then enter your Preferred and Alternate DNS server addresses.
5entersettings
Check validate settings upon exit so windows can find any problems with the addresses you entered. When you're finished click OK.
6closeoutof
Now close out of the Local Area Connections Properties window.
To check the changes you have made, you can run CMD to open a command prompt and type in "ipconfig".