Static IP Configuration
This guide explains about static IP configuration, which allows you to fix your device IP address.
It is useful as user does not have to re-enter the terminal IP address each time the IP address changes.
By default, device uses dynamic IP address which are assigned by the network router and therefore IP address changes over time.
To configure static IP address, at the iPad, go to Settings as shown in the image below.
In the Settings homepage, tap on "Wi-Fi".
Upon tapping on "Wi-Fi", the screen will show the network that the iPad is connected to.
Tap on the info icon on the right.
Upon tapping on the info icon, the screen will show the details of the connected Wi-Fi as the image below.
Then, tap on "Configure IP".
Proceed to tap on "Manual".
Upon tapping on manual, user will need to insert the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Router info as shown in the image below.
The image shown below is the example of static IP configuration details.
Before entering the manual IP address, first you have to find out what is the router IP address.
You can find that in the 3rd image in this guide, and in this example it is '192.168.0.1'.
Based on that, our first 3 section of the IP address is fixed to "192.168.0" as devices from different subnet cannot communicate with each other.
Only the last digit can be altered between 2 - 254 as router is already using 1.
In this case, we use "192.168.0.200" to avoid any other devices that are connected to the router having the same address.
Typically router will automatically assign connected devices IP address starting from 100, hence using 200 would be a safer option.
For subnet mask, just key in "255.255.255.0".
Router IP address will be "192.168.0.1" for this example.
Lastly, click on Save then you may test out the connection.