Windows XP is supported by static IP address, as well as other types of Windows. It gets an IP address from an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or router. Then, Windows uses it as dynamic host configuration protocol. However, if you do not prefer using DHCP you can switch to a customized IP address with the aid of your network connection. There are internet service providers that ask for static IP address. IP address indicates internet protocol address assigned to computers and other devices to identify them online like 192.168. 192.168.0.1 IP is default for most of home broadband routers that can be changed any time by using router’s administrative console.
Hence if your ISP asks for static IP address then you can acquire an IP address. You will also need DNS server address which you can get from your service provider, as well as gateway.
Here’s how you can create a static IP address for your windows provider:
1. Click the start button and locate the control panel.
2. You will find the Network and Internet Connections file in the control panel. Click on the file. Suppose you are using classic control panel then you will have to double click the Network Connections file.
3. On the local area connection, choose properties. Choose Wireless Network Connection if you wish to run a static IP address.
4. Look for Internet Protocol TCP/IP among the items and choose properties.
5. Then, click on the Use the following IP address on the properties.
6. On the IP address box, enter the static IP address and activate the tab button.
7. On the subnet mask box, supply the subnet mask. (Assuming that you do not have data on subnet mask then leave the default subnet mask)