How do I assign a static IP address to my adapter on Windows 98/ME?
Step 1 From the desktop, right-click on the Network Neighborhood icon (Win ME - My Network Places) and select Properties.
Highlight TCP/IP and click the Properties button. If you have more than 1 adapter, then there will be a TCP/IP "Binding" for each adapter. Highlight TCP/IP > (your network adapter) and then click Properties.
Step 2 Click Specify an IP address.
Enter in an IP address that is on the same subnet as the LAN IP address on your router. Example: If the router´s LAN IP address is 192.168.0.1, make your IP address 192.168.0.X where X is a number between 2 and 99. Make sure that the number you choose is not in use on the network.
Step 3 Click on the Gateway tab.
Enter the LAN IP address of your router here (192.168.0.1). Click Add when finished.
Step 4 Click on the DNS Configuration tab.
Click Enable DNS. Type in a Host (can be any word). Under DNS server search order, enter the LAN IP address of your router (192.168.0.1). Click Add.
Step 5 Click OK twice. When prompted to reboot your computer, click Yes.
After you reboot, the computer will now have a static, private IP address.