It turns out that there are some configurations that we need to get our computer and the different programs we use to work properly. But we have no idea what a router is, much less what IP means. In order not to pull your hair out or ask for the assistance of a technician, we present the following tutorial which will help you configure a fixed or static IP on a computer from the router.
Is that there is software that asks you for the IP address, so they can work properly or perform a specific function. But it turns out that for reasons that you do not know, this address has been changed by your computer. It is therefore where we have to perform this simple operation that will allow you to configure a fixed or static IP on a computer from the router.
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How to configure a fixed or static IP on a computer from the router?
Before telling you what you should do for configure a fixed or static IP on a computer from the router . Let's clarify the two unknowns you have, the first concerns the IP address and this is nothing more than a series of numbers with which our connection to the network is identified. And this address changes often and is known as dynamic IP.
The sites we visit on the Internet must have a fixed or static IP address, instead the Router is simply the device that takes care of the connection to an Internet network, our computer. And it is in this device that we will configure the IP address and this is constant or fixed.
Now, in order for the Router can assign a static IP address, is through association with the Mac address of the PC's network card. This, unlike the IP address, does not change, it is unique and to know what the Mac address is, we will tell you what to do according to the operating system you have.
If your computer is running Windows, you should go to Control Panel, then Network and Sharing Center. Now look for the Active Networks section and click on the one we are connected to. This action will generate a box and we will click on details, there we will find the physical address and this is the Mac address.
If we have an OS X device, we will follow this Apple path, then select System Preferences. Followed by this Networks and then we choose the network adapter, after this we will select the Advanced option, in this section we will obtain the Mac address. Ready, now we will configure the static IP address in our router.
Configuring the static IP address to our Router
After obtaining the Mac address of our device, we will proceed to configuration from Router a fixed or static IP to a computer. To do this, we go to the browser we use and locate the IP address of the Router. Here we will be looking for the DHCP configuration section, which is normally found in the LAN network configuration options.
Being already in DHCP configuration, the first thing we have to observe are the ranges that our Router assigns to the IP addresses. Is preferable assign a static IP address that it is outside these ranges, but it can happen that some models have problems with this and we will therefore have to use a value that falls within this range.
Now we just have to look for the IP address reservation option , being there we will click on Add or New. And now we will insert the IP address of our presence and also the Mac address. We will be ready configured a fixed or static IP to a computer from the Router.