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Currently I am connecting to SQL server using 192.168.1.157\MyInstance. I would like to connect to SQL server by just using 192.168.1.157 i.e if I type IP addressin SSMS it should connect properly using 1433 port number. How can I do so?

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Create an SQL Client Alias as Goody said. Maybe better to put a name isntead of the IP address on the alias name.

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On the client machine you could create an alias to it with clicnfg.

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I think you have to set it when you install SQL Server. Just choose the "install as default instance" option during the installation.

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