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How to Have Both Automatic (Dynamic) and Manual (Static) IP Address Settings at the Same Time

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Dynamic IP addresses are IP addresses that change over time and are usually allocated automatically by a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server. These are common for workstations and home computers. Static IP addresses are IP addresses that are assigned manually and do not change unless that change is done manually. They are commonly used for servers and other devices that need to have the same IP address all the time although there are many reasons to have a static IP address on your workstation.

Many people who take their notebook from home to the office may run into a problem of having to use a dynamic IP address at home and a static at the office. This can become somewhat of a pain to have to change the type of IP address back and forth each time you take your computer home and to the office.There is a way to have both settings in your configuration so you do not need to change them each time you change locations.

Go to your network connection properties by right clicking My Network Places and selecting Properties. Then right click your Local Area Connection icon and select Properties again. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties.

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