How to Setup a Static IP Address – Setting up a static IP number can be very useful in scenarios such as setting up a remote access system. This is because having a static IP configuration means that the IP won’t change.
In a work scenario where you need to set up a resource server for your team to connect to for example. Having a designated static IP would be really handy as everyone can comfortably connect to one source.
Smaller examples like making a printer to be able to be shared between devices can also be achieved by setting up a static IP address. Generally, a set static IP is to provide a better accurate “location” for other devices to connect to you.
Now that we know what we are dealing with, here are steps to setup a static IP address for your devices.
Decide which device that you want to use
To set a static IP address, we need a device that can be used as the hub. Most people usually recycle their old computers to be used for this scenario, however, any kind of computer will also do.
1. Login to your router
To progress further, you need to log in to your router using its provided IP address which you should be able to access through a browser. Most routers usually require you to know their login credentials and if you happen to not know or lost it, you might need to contact your internet service provider.
2. Go to the DHCP settings
Once you are logged in, find the DHCP settings menu and set it to static. The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol or DHCP is in charge of automatically allocating IP addresses to your connected devices and we want to prevent that.
3. Set your desired static IP
Inside the DHCP settings, there should be a settings menu called “Static IP Assignment” or “Address Reservation”. This setting will let you link specific IP addresses to your desired devices.
4. Configure your device
Once everything is set up on the router side, you then need to manually set the static configuration on your device. Depending on your operating system, it might be slightly different but generally, the settings could be found in “Network” or “Network and Internet” and if configured correctly, you should be able to assign the static IP address.
There are several reasons why you want to specify IP address. Several of the few are if you want to set up a remote access system, a separate device for your storage similar to how Network Attached Storage or NAS works or if you just simply want to share your printers between plenty of devices — all of those benefits from a static IP address.
By setting up static IP, it lets other devices be able to easily identify the shared device and connect to it. Following the guide above should help you configure static ip address additional: 192.168,ec.ho and avoid errors such as WiFi doesn’t have a valid IP configuration.