This guide shows you how to set a static IP address on your PC. 
 
This enables you to directly connect to IP cameras or Wifi access points etc without the need for a router. 
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Setting a static IP address can be useful when accessing IP cameras or setting up Wi-Fi access point IE, Ubiquiti, Ruckus or Netgear. 
 
To start power on your PC or Laptop  
Turn your Wifi off - Left click the WiFi symbol then go to your connected WiFi IE Home Wifi in this case and left click Disconnect 
Connect your AP or IP camera with an Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port of your Pc  
 
 
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Click Start Menu  
Click Control Panel  
Click Network and Sharing Center. (For Windows 8 and later you can type in the search bar "control panel" (bottom left of the screen)  
Open Control Panel and select Network And Internet. 
Click Change adapter settings. 
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Right-click on Local Area Connection and click on Properties 
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Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties. 
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Click "use the following IP address - Ubiquiti access points use 192.168.1.20 so go for something like 192.168.1.99 and a sub-net of 255.255.255.0 
Netgear access points usually use a 192.168.0.100 so use type 192.168.1.55 instead and a sub-net of 255.255.255.0 
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Click OK - Open google chrome or IE explorer and type the IP address of your piece of equipment IE: 
Ubiquiti AP - 192.168.1.20 
Netgear AP - 192.168.0.100 
 
If you don't know the IP address of the AP or IP camera use an IP scanner or reset the device if it has previously been configured and google the product name with IP address and the search results will usually list the out of the box IP address. 
 
DO NOT forget - when your finished go back through the steps above and click Obtain an IP address automatically then left click okay! 
 
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