Simple IP Config
Simple IP Config is a small and portable piece of software that, as the name implies, lets you change your IP address.
Evidently, this operation can be performed by using the standard options provided by the operating system; Simple IP Config merely provides a quicker solution to achieving this task, as well as integrates extra features.
Since installation is not a prerequisite, you can just save the program files to any location on the hard drive and run the executable file immediately.
It is also possible to put Simple IP Config on a USB flash drive or other storage unit, in order to run it on any computer. This way, you can effortlessly change the IP address of any PC.
Another important aspect is that the utility does not work with the Windows Registry (reducing the risk of system errors) or leave files behind on the hard drive after removing it.
The interface of the application is plain and unappealing from the visual perspective but easy to navigate. You can edit and rename user profiles, which is particularly nifty when you work on the same laptop at home and at work, for instance. It is also possible to create additional profiles.
You can select the network connection and make the tool obtain the IP address and DNS server automatically, or set up custom properties regarding the IP address, subnet mask, gateway, preferred and alternative DNS server.
By enabling the advanced mode, you may also disable the adapter and/or Windows Firewall. Simple IP Config can be minimized to the system tray area, for ease of accessibility. Furthermore, you can clear the entries or match them to the current settings, enable advanced mode on startup and the automatic refresh of adapter information, as well as use a typical gateway or DNS address.
Simple IP Config requires a pretty low quantity of CPU and system memory, has a good response time and immediately applies modifications to the network. No error dialogs have been shown in our tests and the tool did not hang or crash. Thanks to its intuitive layout and overall simplicity, less experienced users can easily learn how to deal with Simple IP Config.