ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Configure IP Address on Windows XP?

Updated on July 15, 2011

By using ipconfig, you can see the IP address of your PC in Windows XP. This IP address is configured by any person. If you want to use Internet, you must have to configure IP address. Moreover, if you want to share some files or want to copy some files from other PC into your office or campus LAN, you must have to configure the IP address. It's a very easy way. In this page, you will find the ways to configure the IP address in Windows XP. Just keep reading...

IP address can be configured by two ways. The are:

  • Manually configuration
  • Dynamic configuration

Manual Configuration

In manual configuration, you have to assign all the IP address manually. To configure IP address manually, follow the following steps:

  • Click on Start menu.
  • Now go to Control Panel.
  • From the control Panel, go to Network Connections.

  • From the Network Connections window, you will see Local Area Connection. Double click on that icon or click right mouse and go to the properties. Now, you will see the following figure and click on Properties of that window.

  • After clicking Properties options, another Local Area Connection Properties window will be opened. This will looks like the follwoing figure:

  • Form the Local Area Connection Properties window select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and double click on it.
  • After double clicking, you will find Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties. It looks like the following figure:

  • Now, select Use the following IP address and put the IP address, Subnet mask and Default gateway which will be provided by the Internet connection provider or the IP address of your office or campus LAN. For example, my PC is connected to my campus LAN. The IP may be, Subnet mask may be and Default gateway may be So, I have to all these information like the following figure:

  • Now put Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server address by selecting Use the following DNS server addresses option. For example, Preferred DNS server address is and Alternate DNS server address is So, put the in the address field. If you put them, then it may look like the following figure:

  • At last, click on OK and finished configuring the IP address.

After doing all these steps, check whether you successfully configured the IP address. For this, go to Start, then click on Run, type cmd and hit Enter. Now a black window will be open and write ipconfig /all and hit Enter. Now check whether all the IP related information matches properly. If not, please correct them by configuring the above steps again.

So, by following the above steps you can configure IP address manually.

Dynamic configuration

Dyanamic configuration is very easy to configure. Remember, dynamic configuration is only possible if you have a DHCP server. If there is a DHCP server, IP address can be configured dynamically by following the steps:

  • Click on Start menu.
  • Now go to Control Panel.
  • From the control Panel, go to Network Connections.
  • Double click on Local Area Connection and select Properties and then double click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).

  • Form the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window, select Obtain an IP address automatically. Later select Obtain DNS server address automatically.
  • At last, click on OK and finished configuring your computer's IP address.

By following the above steps, you can easily configure IP address dynamically.

© Written by rancidTaste

If you are enjoyed this post, please consider to leave a comment at the comment section of this page or Subscribe to rancidTaste's RSS feed to get new pages which will be delivered to your feed reader. You can also read more hubs by rancidTaste.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      It's give a complete solution to my doubt

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      easily explained... thanks...

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      it's was excellent, i think you can put video

    • profile image

      ece seminar topics 

      7 years ago

      Great details, learnt many ideas, keep doing.

    • profile image


      9 years ago


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)