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How to Set your IP Address to static

Before going to the subject, lets us know what is the deference between static IP address and Dynamic IP address. In simple words, a Static IP address always the same every time you connect to the internet, while Dynamic IP addresses may vary each time you connect to the Internet. Dynamic IP addresses are the normal customer access method used by most ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and are enough for normal internet usage. Then, why you need to make your IP address static?

Sometimes, you may need to have your IP address set to static. For example, when you run a home network with several computes and devices, run a server or p2p application, it requires port forwarding. Usually, when port forwarding you forward to your local IP address, and if your local IP changes, for example in the next reboot, your port forwarding will no longer work, as it is not pointing to your new IP.

Therefore, to keep that from happening you need to set your IP to static. However, manual method is not easy for many. To help you, here is small, portable tool called Simple Static IP that let users set their IP address to static with just a few clicks. (This should be done for computers behind a router).

Simple Static IP can be downloaded free at source here.


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