IP addresses are the major pathway for data transmission for the internet. It is a very broad way to explain what an IP address is, but that’s the gist of it. Let’s see how to set static IP in Windows 10 for your ethernet or wireless adapter.
Set Static IP In Windows 10
To set a static IP on windows 10, you will need to know the following for your network.
- IP Address that you want to use
- Default Gateway
- Subnet Mask
You can easily find out all this information from your PC, given that you are already connected to the network that you would like to set a static IP for.
Let’s see how you can get these details for your current internet connection.
- Open run, or hit “Windows” + “R” key
- Type “CMD” and hit enter
- This open a black window – this is the command prompt
- Enter the command, ipconfig and hit enter
- Depending upon different adapters you might have on the system, this gives you detailed information for all these adapters and their state
- If you connected via WiFi, find the WiFi adapter and if you are connected with an ethernet cable find the ethernet adapter
- Note down the default gateway and the subnetmask
Once you have all this information, you can set a static IP for that adapter you use to connect to the internet.
Setting a static IP for your adapter in Windows 10
- Open the start or click on “Type here to search” and type network status
- Click on “Network adapter(System settings)“
- Under “Change your network settings” – click on “Change adapter options”
- This opens a new window with all the network adapters installed on your Windows 10 pc
- Find the adapter that you use and want to set a static IP for
- Right-click on the adapter and click on properties
- Find “Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) “- click on it and click on properties
- Assuming its set to “Obtain an IP address automatically, select “Use the following IP address“
- Enter a static IP address that you would like to use, the default gateway that we found out earlier, and the subnet mask.
You cannot use any random number as your static IP address, you will have to use a sequence similar to the one you found out earlier. The default gateway is the IP address of your router. The subnet mask is usually the same for the home network – 255.255.255.0
- Click on OK and OK again
- This restarts your connection and tries to apply the new Static IP address
That’s how you can set static IP in Windows 10 easily.
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