An unchanged IP address assigned by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). It opposes the dynamic IP address, which is more frequent and is assigned every time your device connects to the Internet is called static ip address.
How To Set A Static Ip Address
How to assign a static IP address in Windows 8 and Windows 10
First, let’s see how to assign a static IP address to a Windows 8 or Windows 10 device.
- Press this combination on your computer: Windows + R.
- then type on pop up window 'ncpa.cpl'.
- Press Ok.
- Right click on ethernet connection.
- Then click on 'Properties' of that ethernet connection.
- Select 'Internet Protocol version 4' (do not uncheck the checkbox)
- Press on 'Properties'
- Then Press on 'Use the following IP address'
- Write your required information
- Write your required information in 'Preferred DNS Server' also
- Click OK.
How to assign a static IP address on Android
The process is similar to the one illustrated above, only applied to an Android phone or Tablet.
- Open the configuration application
- Then touch the WiFi button
- Touch the arrow button next to the name of your WiFi
- Find the IP settings
- Click Static
- Write the necessary information (by default it is written)
- Touch OK
How Do I Get A Static Ip Address
When an Internet access service is contracted with an operator, they assign us a public IP address. This is the address that is known on the network, the one published by the router, so that all computers know how to find our device . Then the router directs this information through its private IP, the address of our local network to the computer, tablet, TV or smartphone that has requested it. Public IP is dynamic, that is, we do not always have the same and it changes over time. Therefore If we want to avoid this circumstance and always keep the same IP, there are different alternatives. Let's see how to get a fixed IP for our Internet connection.
How To Get Static Ip
There are many services that are responsible for facilitating our connection to our dynamic IP. These are dynamic DNS services that translate that IP address into a recognizable name. In this way, instead of connecting to an IP of the type Name-connection.name.service.com , a small program installed on the computer is responsible for informing the public IP service of our router to associate it with said name assigned. In this way, it doesn’t matter if the address changes, since we connect to the name that we have configured, which will not change. Let’s see some options to use this trick:
- DynDNS is one of the most famous services. If we sign up for the dynamic DNS service, it offers us the possibility of associating our IP with a subdomain , Name-conexion.dyndns.com. This service has become paid, losing part of its appeal to the home user.
- NO-IP . With this service, we can associate up to three dynamic public IP addresses with their corresponding subdomain . Of course, it will expire a month, although it is possible to renew it without any cost. This allows us to enjoy some of the advantages of a fixed IP, especially in the case of remote connections.
- FreeDNS Afraid , despite having a rather rough website, offers a good service to translate our dynamic IP with the use of dynamic DNS, which help us connect through a domain name easily for up to five different public IPs.
- DNSExit is another alternative. It works similarly, although we need to install a client that reports the router’s IP address on the computer we want to connect to.
- Duck DNS follows the same line of operation. The best thing is that it allows us to associate up to five dynamic IPs to different subdomains, without asking us to renew the service.
- Duiadns offers dynamic DNS to connect remotely to our created subdomain, supporting IPv6, which is interesting if we have to connect somewhere with this connection protocol.
- AjpdSoft Notice IP change is a different service. Since it only informs us when there has been a change of public IP. Send an email with the new data. This allows us to always know what the public IP is and connect through it, which gives us more flexibility with port redirection if in a local network we want to enable addresses to different computers.