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Having a fix IP address under Windows XP





Often, it is necessary to have a fixed IP address, especially in cases where there is a network of several PCs at home.



This requires:
    • Start
    • Run and type "cmd" and press "Enter"
    • In the window, type "ipconfig / all"
    • Press "Enter" and you will see some informations:


How do I disable the connection and create a shortcut to connect:
  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Network connections (if you do not see it, left click on "Switch to Classic View")
  • Right click on your "network connection" and then "Create Shortcut"
  • A shortcut will appear on your desktop
  • Let's put it in the Quick Launch
  • To disconnect, right click on the active connection icon on your taskbar then select "disable"
  • To connect, in the Quick Launch-click on this icon:

To configure the network connection:
    • Start
    • Control Panel
    • Network connections (if you do not see it, left click on "Switch to Classic View")
    • Right click on your "network connection" and then "properties"
    • Click "Internet Protocol (TCP / IP)" then "Properties"
    • Click "Use the following IP address" and you use the previous information to meet the different cases as below:
    • Then click "Advanced" then "WINS" and check "disable NetBios"
    • Here you can click "OK" then "Close" and restart your connection
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