The world is now rapidly switching to Windows Vista and 7, 7 in particular from XP. To be honest, changing your IP isn’t much different in 7 and Vista than XP. However there are a few steps that can confuse you are working in Vista and 7 and were formerly XP user.
Here is step by step information on how to change your network IP address in Windows 7 and XP:
- Click on the widows icon on the bottom left of your screen.
- Simply type command and press Enter key to load MS DOS prompt.
- In the DOS prompt, type ipconfig /release and hit Enter to disable your internet connection.
- Next, click on Network and Sharing Center, you can open it through the Windows icon, the same way you opened MS Dos prompt in step 2.
- Here you’ll see a view your active connections, under that you will find a Local Area Network Tab.
- Click on the tab and then click on the properties you’ll find at bottom left.
- Click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) tab you’ll find under General tab.
- A new window will open; check the box which says Use the following IP address.
- Type in 188.8.131.52 until the box is filled.
- Then press Tab and you’ll see the subnet mask section will be assigned numbers automatically.
- Click on OK next
- Pressing OK again will bring you to the Local Area Connection window again.
- Right click Local Area Network again and open its properties again.
- Once again open the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
- Select the option of Obtain an IP address automatically
- Click OK and OK
After everything is closed, go back to the DOS prompt and enter the command of ipconfig /renew and press Enter. This would re-establish your internet connection again.
Originally posted 2011-04-02 13:47:49.