Each computer on the network must have a unique IP address to send and receive data. If a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server is present on your network, you can use the IP Address Configuration page to have your server automatically obtain the IP address configuration from a DHCP server. Alternately, you can configure the IP address(es) manually.
In addition, you can specify one or more gateway addresses. A gateway address is the address of a local IP router residing on the same network as the server that is used to forward traffic to destinations beyond the local network. The value in each field must be a number from 0255.
Note Changing the IP address may cause clients to lose their connection with the server. To reconnect, clients must either use the new IP address or wait until the DNS server is updated.
To set or change the IP settings on the General tab
To set or change the IP settings on the Advanced tab
A subnet mask is a 32-bit number that is notated by using four numbers from 0255, separated by periods. Typically, default subnet mask numbers use either 0 or 255 as values, such as 255.255.255.0. However, other numeric values can appear, indicating that the subnet is configured for a single TCP/IP network. This number, with a value other than 0 or 255, is combined with the IP address number to identify the network on which your computer resides.
The metric indicates the cost of using the routes associated with this connection and becomes the value in the Metric column for those routes in the IP routing table. If there are multiple routes to a destination the route with the lowest metric is used. The default value is 1.
To set or change the gateway address settings