It turns out that there are some configurations we need to make our computer and the different programs I use work properly. But we have no idea what a router is, much less what IP means. In order not to pull your hair or seek the assistance of a technician, we present the following tutorial that will help you configure a fixed or static IP on a computer from the router.
It is that there is software that asks you for the IP address, so that they can work properly or perform a specific function. But it turns out that for reasons you don't know this address was changed by your computer. It is therefore where we need to perform this simple operation that will allow you to configure a fixed or static IP on a computer from the router.
Do not stress anymore, or seek help from another person through this article we will help you solve this problem. Just like we did in the tutorial I showed you how to set up my PC's security and privacy while browsing the Internet.
How to configure a fixed or static IP on a computer from the Router?
Before I tell you what you need to do for configure a fixed or static IP on a computer from the Router. We will delete 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 usually changes and is known as dynamic IP.
The sites we visit on the internet must have a fixed or static IP address, on the other hand 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 by associating it with the Mac address of the PC 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 you should do based on the operating system you have.
If your computer works with Windows, you should go to Control Panel, then Network and Sharing Center. Now you are looking 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, so we select System Preferences. Followed by this Networks and then we choose the network card, done this we will select the Advanced option, in this section we will get the Mac address. Done, now we will configure the static IP address in our Router.
Configuring the static IP address to our router
After getting the Mac address of our device, we will configure an IP fixed or static on a computer from the Router. To do this, we go to the browser we use and enter the IP address of the router. Here we will look for the DHCP configuration section, which is normally found in the LAN configuration options.
Being already in the DHCP configuration, the first thing we need to observe are the ranges that our Router assigns to the IP addresses. Is preferable assign a static IP address outside these ranges, but it can happen that some models have problems with this and we will therefore have to use a value that is in this range.
Now we just have to look for the IP address reservation option, while there we will click Add or New. And now we will enter the IP address of our presence and also the Mac address. Hello, we will have configured a fixed or static IP on a computer by the Router.