D-Link manufactures routers and switches for home and office networks. D-Link has a configuration console available through your computer's web browser. The D-Link devices are manufactured and distributed with DHCP settings, which is the protocol that retrieves IP addresses dynamically. You can change these settings to set a static IP address on your D-Link switch. A static IP address does not change, so it is a permanent setting on your network.
Open your Web browser and enter the IP address for your D-Link switch in the navigation text box. The default IP address for D-Link switches and routers is 192.168.0.1.
Click the "Home" tab at the top of the configuration console. This displays the current IP settings for the device.
Select "Enabled" in the section labeled "Static IP Address." Enter a name for the device in the text box labeled "Name."
Enter a static IP address in the second text box. Click "Apply" to save your console settings. The switch now has a static IP address.
Tips & Warnings
- The static IP address must be unique. It cannot be an IP address already used by another device or computer on the network.
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