- To change the IP address on your Android device, you must first find an available IP address on your network.
- Once you find an available IP address, you can change your Android’s IP address by changing your Wi-Fi settings.
- You will need to assign a “static” IP address to your Android device and then enter the new IP address.
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How to find an available IP address for your Android
You must use a Windows computer to find an available IP address before you can change your Android’s IP address.
1. On a Windows computer, click on the Start menu and type ordered to bring up the command prompt. Click on the command prompt once it is visible.
2. In the command prompt, type the following command, then press Enter:
3. Look for information called “Default Gateway”, “IPv4 Address”, and “DNS Servers”. The default gateway is your network’s IP address, while the IPv4 address is the IP address of the computer you’re entering commands from. DNS servers are two servers related to your internet service provider and internet usage.
4. To find an available IP address, type the command “ping” followed by the next sequential IP address after your default gateway. For example, if your default gateway is 220.127.116.11, the next sequential IP address would be 18.104.22.168. Using this example, your ping command should look like this:
Press the Enter key when you’re done.
5. If an IP address appears with the text “Destination host unreachable”, that IP address is available. If you don’t see any IP address that says “Destination host unreachable”, repeat the ping command with the next sequential IP address, i.e. 22.214.171.124 and so on, until you find one. IP address available.
Once you find an available IP address, you can change your Android device’s IP address.
How to change the IP address on your Android device
1. Open your Android device’s Wi-Fi settings. If you’re not sure where to find it, open the Settings app, then tap “Network & Internet,” then tap “Wi-Fi.”
2. If you’re already connected to the Wi-Fi network you want to use, long press the name of that network. When “Edit Network” appears, tap on it. If this option doesn’t appear initially, tap on the Wi-Fi network, tap “Forget Network” and try the step one more time.
3. Tap “Advanced Settings”.
4. Use your finger or stylus to scroll through the IP settings. Tap “DCHP” and then tap “Static” in the drop-down menu that appears.
5. In their respective fields, enter the available IP address you discovered, your default gateway, and the two DNS servers. You can also change the other settings or leave them in their default state. When you’re done, tap “Save.”