How do I add a secondary IP address to a computer?
- How to add a secondary or alternate IP address (network tunnel) to a Windows computer?
- How do you create a Network Tunnel to communicate to EBR Radio's or a Display with a different IP over a Network?
- Product Family: Software
- Component: Windows computer
- Control System:
To begin, ensure that your sign is plugged in the same network switch as the computer.
- Also, confirm that the computer has a static address that is not on the sign's default IP range.
- Navigate to the internet protocol TCP/IP properties section of your network adapter.
- Open "START" Menu.
- In Windows XP click on "RUN" and type "ncpa.cpl" (this is not case sensitive). If using Windows Vista or 7 after hitting the "START" icon, type "ncpa.cpl" into the search bar above the "START" icon.
- Find the "Local Area Connection" then "right-click" on it.
- Click on "Properties".
- In Windows XP you will double click on "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)". However, with Windows Vista and Windows 7 you will need to double click "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)".
- Verify that the radial next to "use the following IP address" is selected and that a static IP is entered.
- If there is no static IP, set the static IP, subnet, gateway and DNS information according to what is found from double-clicking the network connection of concern (e.g. "Local Area Connection"), and click on the "Details" button (in Windows XP, the "Details" button is located on the Support tab).
- Click on "Advanced" near the bottom of the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties" window.
- Click on "Add" under the IP addresses section at the top of the window.
- Enter an IP address and subnet mask that is on the secondary network you wish to communicate with.
- Click "add" on the "TCP/IP Address" window.
- Return to desktop.
- Click "OK" at the bottom of the "Advanced TCP/IP Settings" window.
- Click "OK" at the bottom of the Internet Protocol or Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties window.
- Click "OK" at the bottom of the Local Area Connections Window.
- Close the Network Connection window.
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