How to Change the PPP Adapter for IP Configuration

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PPP stands for "Point-to-Point Protocol." It is a common protocol that you use to create a connection between two networking nodes. A PPP adaptor is identified by an IP (Internet Protocol) address. You can renew and change the IP address if you experience error messages while browsing the Web on Internet Explorer browser. Note that you will need administrative rights and privileges to complete this task.

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  1. 1

    Click the Start menu and type "run" (without the quotes) in the search box. Click "Run..." to launch the utlity.

  2. 2

    Type "winipcfg" (without the quotes) and press "Enter" key. This will launch the IP Configuration toolbox.

  3. 3

    Click "PPP Adapter" in the list of adaptors.

  4. 4

    Click "Release."

  5. 5

    Click "Renew."

  6. 6

    Look at the "IP Address" box. You will find a new IP address configured for you by Windows.

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