How to Change a Wireless IP

Each computer on a network has a numeric IP address that is automatically assigned and unique to that machine. The wireless network adapter’s TPC/IP settings control the IP address for the computer. You can change the wireless IP address by altering the TPC/IP settings on your computer, based on the IP address of your network's router or information your Internet service provider (ISP) gives you. This will set a static IP address, rather than the computer being assigned an IP address each time it turns on.

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Click the “Start” button on your computer’s task bar and select “Control Panel.”

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Click “Network and Sharing Center,” then select “Change Adapter Settings.” This will show a list of all of the network adapters on your computer, including the wireless adapter.

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Right-click your wireless adapter and choose “Properties” from the menu.

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Click either “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” or “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)” in the “This connection uses the following items” box.

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Click the “Properties” button to launch a new window with your current IP address information.

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Place a mark next to “Use the following IP address” if it is not already marked.

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Type the changes you want to make to the numeric IP address, subnet mask and default gateway. You can use information given by your ISP or assign a static IP address based on the IP address of your router. For example, if your router's IP address is "192.168.100.1," enter "192.168.100.2" as the IP address, "255.255.255.0" as the subnet mask and "192.168.100.1" as the default gateway.

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Press the “OK” button to save the new settings to your wireless IP address. These settings should take affect instantly, however, if they do not, reboot your computer.