How to change IP address in Windows® Vista
What is the method to view and change IP address in Windows Vista?
The Windows Vista operating system is developed by Microsoft in November 2006. This operating system integrates several improvements over their latest version and it is easy to install and use. Windows Vista comes with several advanced features to make the product reliable and usable. Windows Search, Burning Blu-ray media, improved support for eSATA drives, improved program compatibility and improved power management are some of the features offered by the Microsoft Windows operating system. Network Diagnostics and troubleshooting performance tools increases the performance of our Windows Vista system. Remote Desktop Connection, Sync Centre and Wireless networking offers a better communication over other systems. Direct X 11, Photo Gallery, Windows Movie Maker are some of the entertainment features offered by Microsoft Windows Vista system.
Some methods to view and change IP address in Windows Vista are explained below:
- View through networking and sharing center
- View through Command Prompt
- Changing IP address
View through networking and sharing center
Users can find IP address of the Windows Vista operating system in many ways. To view the IP address, select the ‘Start’ menu and select ‘Network’. Then right click on ‘Network’ and click on ‘Properties’. Now open ‘Network and Sharing Centre’ window and select ‘View’ status to the right of local area connection. Select ‘Details’ in the new ‘Local area Connection Status’ window. Now you can see the IP address details along with other connection details.
View through Command Prompt
Another suitable method to view or find IP address of the Windows Vista operating system is by using command prompt. In order to view the IP address, select the ‘Start’ menu and choose the ‘Search’ box. Then type ‘Command Prompt’ and click ‘Command Prompt’ once it appears. Then type ‘ipconfig’ and press enter at the command prompt screen. Now you can view the IP address along with other LAN details.
To change the IP address, open ‘Control Panel' from the ‘Start’ menu and click on ‘Network Sharing Centre’. Click on ‘Manage Network Connection’, and then it will list all the available connection. Then select the network connection you want to modify and then right click on it and select 'Properties'. Choose ‘Networking’ tab and highlight the Internet Protocol version your computer uses. Then select ‘Use the following IP addresses' after selecting this option you have to enter all the details such as subnet mask and default gateway.
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