Assigning a static IP address to a PC

It is likely that a search on the Internet easily yield instructions on how to configure the management computer (PC) with a static IPInternet protocol address. For convenience, instructions on how to do this for a Windows XP-based PC are given below. 

To set a static IP address:

  1. Open the Windows Start menu.
  2. Open the Control Panel.
  3. Classic view: Open Network Connections.

    Category view: Open Network and Internet Connections, and then Network Connections.

  4. Double-click on the active LANLocal area network or Internet connection.
  5. Click Properties. This opens the Local Area Connection Properties window.
  6. In the General tab, highlight the Internet Protocol (TCPTransmission Control Protocol/IP), and click Properties.
  7. This opens the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window.

  8. In the General tab, click Use the following IP address, and enter:
    • IP address. The static IP address to be assigned to this computer (it is recommended that 192.168.254.10 be used unless changed the IP address of the Exinda SD-WANSoftware-Defined Wide Area Network has been reconfigured).
    • Subnet mask. Subnet mask used by the Exinda SD-WANWide Area Network (usually this is 255.255.255.0).
    • Default gateway. IP address of the Exinda SD-WAN (usually this is 192.168.254.99).
  9. In Use the following DNSDomain Name Server server addresses, enter all the IP addresses for the DNS servers the Exinda SD-WAN uses (the address 192.168.254.99 can be used, or this can be left blank to configure the Exinda SD-WAN).
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click OK again to close each window.
  12. Restart the computer.
  13. Then, check the IP address again, to make sure that the changes were applied.

To check the IP address:

  1. Open Windows Start menu.
  2. Select Run. Type: command and click OK.
  3. At the blinking cursor, type: ipconfig /all and press Enter.
  4. Look for these entries near the end of the list:
  5. To exit, at the blinking cursor, type: exit and press Enter.