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DECEMBER 2022: HOW TO ENABLE INTERNET ACCESS – IP ADDRESSING

IP addressing is the process of assigning a unique numerical label, called an IP address, to each device connected to a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two main functions: host or network interface identification and location addressing.

IP addresses are usually written and displayed in human-readable notation, such as 192.168.1.1. There are two main versions of IP currently in use: IPv4 and IPv6. IPv4 addresses are 32-bit numbers that are typically written in the form "a.b.c.d", where each letter represents a group of 8 bits (a byte). IPv6 addresses are 128-bit numbers written in the form "a:b:c:d:e:f:g:h", where each group of letters represents 16 bits (2 bytes).

In a network, a device's IP address is used to uniquely identify it on the network and to allow other devices to communicate with it. Each device on a network must have a unique IP address in order to communicate with other devices on the network.

Sometimes when you cannot access the internet it's because your computer's IP address is assigned to a different value than it should have other than that of your network, when they are not the same they tend to not allow internet across devices hence you not accessing the internet.

Below are steps on how to remove the listed IPs from your system just in case you encounter no internet issue;

Step I

On your keyboard press the Win + R button to trigger the run command which will open for in the run command, and then you write control panel or just control and hit Enter.


Step 2

Once the Control panel is opened you will go ahead and click on the network and sharing center to view settings and other issues in the network and sharing center.


Step 3

Once the network and sharing center open select at the top left the change adapter settings to access the list of network adapters.


Step 4

Select the adapter that you are interested in either the WIFI name connected or the LAN connected


Step 5

After Identifying the adapter that you are connected to you will have to right-click on it and then select the status to view more options related to that adapter.

 

Step 6

To access the IPV4 section of the adapter you will click on the properties button and then double-click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPV4)

 

 

Step 7

Once the interface is opened you will double click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 and when it opens click on the Obtain IP address automatically and Obtain DNS address automatically, that way it will change from manual assigning to automatically assigning the IP address as seen below, once this is done hit OK to go to the previous window then OK again and finally you can exit the network configuration windows

 

Compiled by the Technical Support WOUGNET.

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