What Is a Static IP Address
A static IP address is an IP address that was configured manually for a computer, rather than one allocated by a DHCP server. It’s called static because it doesn’tshift vs. a dynamic IP address that changes.
To have a static IP address, routers, phones, tablets, desktops, laptops and any other computer that can use an IP address can be configured to.This could be done through the computer.
Get iP address (without using the command prompt)
01] Click the Start icon
02] Select the Settings.
03] Click the Network & Internet icon.
You can see the IP address of a wired connection,
04] After, select Ethernet on the left menu pane and select your network connection.
your IP address will appear next to “IPv4 Address”.
How to find static IP address in Windows 10 from cmd (Using Command Prompt)
01] Click on the Start button.
02] Find app Search, type command cmd.
03] Then click on Command Prompt.
04] Type ipconfig /all and press Enter. Find your Ethernet adapter Ethernet, locate row IPv4 Address and IPv6 Address
Disadvantages of Using a Static IP Address
The main downside that static IP addresses have over dynamic addresses is that the devices have to be manually configured. The examples are given above concerning a home web server and remote access programs require that you set up the computer with an IP address and configure the router properly to communicate with that particular address.
This involves more effort than plugging into a router and enabling it to provide dynamic IP addresses via DHCP.
If, for example, an IP address of 192.168.45.110 is allocated to a computer and you go to another network that gives out 10.X.X.X addresses, you will not be able to connect to the static IP. Rather, the system must be reconfigured to use DHCP (or use a static IP that works with it The use of static IP addresses may be another weakness in security. An address that never changes offers a lengthy time period for hackers to identify flaws in the network of devices. The alternative would be to use a dynamic IP address that changes and thus cause the attacker to adjust how they interact with the system as well.