How to Set Up a Static IP Address in Windows 10

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This will explain the steps in setting up a static IP address in Windows 10. This tutorial is suited for devices, in this case a desktop PC, that are always connected to a network. It is not suited for portable devices that are connecting to several wireless networks.

Troubleshooting: Before attempting the tutorial, make sure to have administrative privileges or are using the administrator's account. It may be easier to keep the command window open instead of writing down the information.

Step 1: Opening Command Prompt As Administrator

•On the Windows home screen, type “cmd” and right-click it and press Run as Administrator.

•Ask the owner of the computer for permission to use administrative privileges if you are not the owner.

Step 2: Looking Up Network Configuration Settings

•In the command prompt window, type ipconfig /all and press enter.

•Look for and take note of: IPv4 Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, DNS Servers.

Step 3: Accessing the Network Adapter Settings Part I

In the windows search bar, type “Network and Sharing Center” and click on it.

Step 4: Accessing the Network Adapter Settings Part II

•Click on your connected network located next to Connections.

•My screen shows my SSID for my Wifi – Network and in this case it is Wifi (Farris )

Step 5: Accessing Network Adapter Settings Part III

•In the next window, click on Properties (it has a shield next to it).

Step 6: Accessing Network Adapter Settings Part IV

•In the next window, click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP) and then click on Properties.

Step 7: Changing Network Settings Part I

•In the next window, select Use the following IP address.

Step 8: Changing Network Settings Part II

•Input the Subnet Mask and Default Gateway values taken from the command prompt into their corresponding fields.

Step 9: Changing Network Settings Part III

•Set the IP address so that the last octet is between 200 and less than 254. (For example: 10.0.0.220). Do not change the first 3 octets.

Step 10: Changing Network Settings Part IV

•Click on the radio button Use the following DNS server addresses.

•Input the Primary and Secondary DNS values into their corresponding fields.

•If they are not given, input the same value of the Default Gateway into the Primary DNS field.

Step 11: Closing Out of Network Adapter Settings Part I

•Make sure the box, Validate settings upon exit is checked.

•Click OK

Step 12: Closing Out of Network Adapter Settings Part II

•In the next window, click the Close button.

Windows Network Diagnostics will activate. Press Close once it finishes.

Step 13: Testing Out the Connection

•Open a web browser and type in a website, for example CNN.com.

Step 14: Congratulations

•If the website loads properly, the setup is complete.

•If it does not load properly, check your network adapter settings once more.

•You might need to change the last octet of the IP address to another value.

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