Role of Static IP Address in Windows® 7 Operating System
What is the role of static IP address? Explain the difference between static IP and DHCP. Explain the ways to configure a static IP address in Windows 7.
IP address stands for Internet protocol address which is assigned to every computer device included in the network. IP address is the identity of a computer on a network. It is a 32-bit numeric number. The computer which is connected to the network might have an IP address. IP address consists of identifier of a particular network and the identifier of the system within the network. The IP address given to your system is related to the MAC address of the device. By changing the MAC address, you could change the IP address. People you who use peer-to-peer application require the static IP address. DHCP is used for assigning the dynamic IP address and it is commonly used in most of the networks. Static IP address is a unique address and it is a manual way of obtaining the IP address.
Following are the role of static IP address, difference between static IP and DHCP, and tips to configure static IP address in Windows 7 Operating System:
- Role of static IP address
- Difference between static IP and DHCP
- Tips to configure static IP address
Role of static IP address
Static IP address is the permanent address which is assigned by the Internet service provider to the computer. It is a permanent address for every computer when it is connected to the Internet. IP address is used for the identity of a particular system which is connected to the network. This address helps computers to locate and communicate with each other on the network.
Difference between static IP and DHCP
Static IP address is a fixed or permanent IP address and it is a unique IP address which detrmines the identity of a computer in a network. It is for one customer on one IP address. DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol and it assigns a different IP address each time an ISP customer logs on to their computer. DHCP helps avoid the repetitive task of assigning IP addresses to each computer.
Select 'Start' from the network and click 'Properties'. Then open 'Network and Sharing Center' window and select ‘Manage network’ connections. Then a window would open; choose the network card and click 'Properties'. Select 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)' and click 'Properties' in the 'Local Area Connection Properties' window.
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