How to change ip address on Vista?

July 28, 2012 at 01:22:44
Specs: Windows XP
I wanna change ip address on Vista, but I couldn’t find the Internet Protocol (TCP / IP) Properties according to the instructions, to the Local Area Connection – Properties and nothing.

I don’t know whether it’s because of the vista. What should I do to change ip address

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July 29, 2012 at 06:40:59
That's usually the IP address of the router. Do you have cable or DSL? Is there a router & a cable modem? Describe all the equipment involved.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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July 30, 2012 at 12:19:52
Also include WHY you want to change your ip address. Having problems getting on the internet?

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January 27, 2013 at 01:13:14
To change your Physical or Local IP address in Windows XP, Vista, or 7:

1. Press the Windows Key and R

2. Type command and press Enter. This loads your DOS prompt

3. Type ipconfig /release then press Enter. This disables your internet connection

4. Go to your desktop, and right-click on something called Network Place or My Network Places (If you're using Windows Vista or 7, look for the Network and Sharing Center through Control Panel)

5. Click Properties. You should now see something called Local Area Connection or something similar

6. Right-click on your connection (titled Local Area Connection if you're using an ethernet cable or Wireless Network Connection if you're on WiFi) and click Properties

7. Under the General tab, double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

8. A new window appears. On its own General tab, click the box beside Use the following IP address

9. Type in ones until you fill the box up (it should read

10. Press Tab. You'll notice the Subnet Mask section automatically fill sup with numbers

11. Click OK

12. Click OK to bring you back to the "Local Area Connection" screen

13. Right-click Local Area Connection and Click on Properties again

14. Again, under the General tab, double-click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

15. Select Obtain an IP address automatically

16. Click OK

17. Click OK

18. Go back to your DOS prompt, type "ipconfig /renew" and press Enter. This restores your internet connection.

If you want to change the IP address of your internet connection, Restart your router or modem that will change the ip address if it's dynamic.
If you want to check if your ip address is dynamic ,Visit the site and note the ip address it shows.Reconnect with internet by restarting your router or modem and check your IP again if it is different this time then you have dynamic IP address.
If it doesn't change then it is Static IP address.You have to contact your ISP to change your Static IP address

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January 27, 2013 at 04:11:30
I would ignore what flashfaint says and answer Quapo and Wanders questions.

Doing what flashfaint says and you would almost certainly end up with the same IP address as you had before. It is pointless to insert a fictitious manual address like and then only to have it replaced by DHCP.

changing a private IP address usually involves configuring the router. Just chaining it on the computer will achieve nothing and may make a bad situation worse.

Rebooting the router doesn not always give you a different IP address if the address is dynamic. So that's a waste of time.

Changing a local address if everything is working is pointless. Changing the IP address when the internet is not working will not achieve anything.


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