View Full Version : How does one change their IP in Windows XP Pro?
March 11, 2004, 06:04 PM
Networking is not my forte. Currently on a network but I need to change my IP addy from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.1.100
I also need to change my SubnetMask to 255.255.255.0
March 12, 2004, 08:55 AM
short and sweet...
right click on "My Network Places" in your start menu or on your desktop, click properties. You should see a Icon called "Local Area Connection", right click on it and go to properties. Click on the TCP/IP and go to the properties, and your settings are there :o ;)
March 12, 2004, 09:01 AM
Its really easy. If you are using windows xp pro to change your ip address and subnet mask they are both located in the same place. do as follows.
IF YOU ARE USING THE CLASSIC INTERFACE:
Go to START ------> SETTINGS --------> NETWORK CONNECTIONS --------> RIGHT CLICK ON THE 'LOCAL AREA CONNECTION' --------> PROPERTIES ------> IN TEH LIST SELECT INTERNET PROTOCOL (TCP/IP) -----> PROPERTIES -----> SELECT USE THE FOLLOWING IP ADDRESS -----> THEN PUT ING THE IP ADDRESS YOU WANT WHICH WAS 192.168.0.100 -------> PUT IN THE SUBNET MASK WHICH WAS 255.255.255.0 PRESS OK -----> THEN CLOSE ----> REBOOT THE COMPUTER. :)
IF YOU ARE USING THE XP GUI:
GO TO START -------> CONNECT TO -------> SHOW ALL CONNECTIONS ------> RIGHT CLICK ON THE 'LOCAL AREA CONNECTION' --------> PROPERTIES ------> IN TEH LIST SELECT INTERNET PROTOCOL (TCP/IP) -----> PROPERTIES -----> SELECT USE THE FOLLOWING IP ADDRESS -----> THEN PUT ING THE IP ADDRESS YOU WANT WHICH WAS 192.168.0.100 -------> PUT IN THE SUBNET MASK WHICH WAS 255.255.255.0 PRESS OK -----> THEN CLOSE ----> REBOOT THE COMPUTER. :)
March 12, 2004, 09:08 AM
Thanks guys but there is no Submask field...this is odd
March 12, 2004, 10:07 AM
You are not able to change the subnet mask because the connection is some type of remote connection. Meaning dialup, vpn, etc..
March 12, 2004, 10:43 AM
Subnet mask is not needed in a point-to-point environment. In Windows NT 3.5 PPP subnet mask were shown as 0.0.0.0. All windows version after NT 3.5 shows 255.255.255.255 as the subnet mask.
March 12, 2004, 02:31 PM
also to note...if its a dhcp server that assigns automatically, unless the ip falls outside the auto range, it may not like you trying to spoof your way in. i had trouble with my router like this when i was using auto assign. i had to go outside the range to get the ip stable.
also, the ip must be released otherwise xp will be continually telling ou that the netork card has 2 numbers assigned bla bla bla...
April 11, 2004, 01:45 PM
Was this resolved OE?
also, here is another fix with respect to ip' addy's and configuration. from tweakxp
You can't uninstall TCP/IP in Windows XP, because there is no Uninstall button for this protocol. According to Microsoft, that is because TCP/IP is an integral part of the operating system, and removing it would cause major problems. You can, however, use the Windows XP command line utility NetShell to reset all IP-related Registry settings to their default values. The result is a brand-new TCP/IP configuration.
The Netsh.exe program is located in the C:\Windows\ System32 directory. To use the program, enter the command "netsh int ip reset filename." You must specify a filename, such as Ipstuff.txt. After Netsh .exe runs, the file will contain a detailed log of the Registry keys that were modified.
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