How do I know what Static IP Address to use

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If you have a computer already connected to the network use this to find out the IP Address

WINDOWS XP
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1. Click start –> (sometimes settings) –> Control Panel –> Network Connections
2. Double click on the active connection which will say connected underneath
3. Click Support
4. Click Details
5. Now the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, Primary DNS and Alternate DNS which are displayed should be noted.

WINDOWS VISTA and WINDOWS 7
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1. Click round buttom bottom left (START)
2. Network and Sharing Center
3. Click Manage Adapters or Change Adapter Settings
4. Double Click on the Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection
5. Click Details

When you have the IP Address add one to the last number to get an IP Address for your new device
e.g. if the computer has an address 192.168.0.10 then use 192.168.0.11
192.168.1.2 use 192.168.1.3
10.0.0.3 use 10.0.0.4
192.168.1.70 use 192.168.1.71

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