How to set a Static IP address on Windows 10/Server

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Hello! Let’s talk about IP addresses. It’s a number that identifies the computers or devices on a network. For example, a PC or a cell phone. In addition, they are divided into public IP addresses and private IP addresses. The public one is the one offered by the Internet access provider. Additionally, it is assigned to any computer or device connected directly to the Internet. This value cannot be modified by the user. In any case, what can be done is to hide it. On the other hand, the private IP address is used to identify computers or devices within a home or private network. This address can be dynamic, assigned through a DHCP server. It can also be static. That is, assigned by the user manually or by the network server. Well, in this post we will see how to set a Static IP address on Windows 10/Server.

How to assign a static IP address on Windows 10 or Windows Server.

By default, operating systems assign the private IP address dynamically. That is, assigned by DHCP. The main reason for this is that everything is more automatic for connecting devices. Also, there is no need to configure anything and it saves time. On the other hand, this configuration can cause problems in some scenarios. For example, in a Server environment, a dynamic IP address is not recommended. Since it changes periodically, then it can affect the connectivity between the client computers and the server. Well, let’s look at the procedure for setting a static IP address. In the first place, it is necessary to follow the following path:

  • Control Panel
Control Panel
Control Panel
  • Network and Internet
Network and Internet
  • Network and Sharing Center
Network and Sharing Center

Once there, please click on Change adapter settings

Select Change adapter settings
Select Change adapter settings

All available network adapters will be displayed immediately. Please select the currently connected adapter and double-click on it. This will take you to the status. Finally, click on the Properties.

Enter the connection properties

Modifying the IPV4 values.

Now it is necessary to configure the values of Internet Protocol Version 4. With this in mind, select the value and then click on Properties.

Edit IPV4 properties
Edit IPV4 properties

As you can see, the values corresponding to the IP address and the DNS server are obtained automatically.

The IP address and DNS server are automatically obtained by default in Windows.

Now it is time to modify these values according to the user’s taste. If you have trouble choosing the static IP address, I recommend using the one currently used. With this intention, from a Command Prompt run the command ipconfig. Once there, you can copy the corresponding values:

CMD showing connection parameters
CMD showing connection parameters

Then, just add those values to the corresponding table. As far as the DNS is concerned, please add the corresponding value to the Default gateway. Press OK to continue.

Assigning a static IP address
Assigning a static IP address

And this is all! In this simple way, we have seen how to set a static IP address in Windows 10/Server. From now on, you can play with this value within the network. Before I say goodbye, I invite you to see our post about resetting the user password in Windows Server. Bye!

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