Android – Setting static IP

I was wondering how to set a static IP on my Samsung Tab 2 7.0 running Android 4.1.1.

It’s easy but it still may not be obvious if you poke around in the Wi-Fi settings. The trick is you need to touch and hold the Wi-Fi for which you want to set the static IP. Then touch Modify Network Config and check the advanced setting. Change IP settings to Static and edit the IP Address.

In my case, doing this is very convenient for my home LAN because I’m using a null-modem emulator, com0com which requires specifying the IP of the device that you want to virtually connect via a virtual serial port. I use com0com to connect the Tab running XCSoar, a great way to connect wirelessly (since the tab doesn’t have a serial port!).

Author: korkiley

Systems Administrator at University of Vermont (retired as of 7/1/2012) Married Favorite Activities: Condor Glider Online Competition, Developing web sites, making espresso, and keeping a blog

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