You can set up a static IP address for your Windows 10 computer from the network adapter settings. Follow these steps to setup static IP address.
When you connect to a network, more often than not, you will automatically get an IP address from the router or your ISP (Internet Service Provider). This is called a dynamic IP address. In case you don’t know, a dynamic IP address means that the IP address can change every time you reconnect to that same network. For most people, this is not a big deal, and never have to worry. However, if you want to reliably connect to a local network or if your ISP requires you to configure a specific IP address, set up a static IP address on Windows 10.
For example, my ISP uses an additional layer of authentication besides the MAC address. In order to connect to my ISP’s network, I have to configure the static IP address given to me by them. Otherwise, I cannot connect to the ISP network to access the internet.
The good thing is, Windows 10 makes it very easy to change IP address to set a static IP address. All you have to do is open the adapter settings and setup the static IP address.
In this quick and short Windows guide, let me show you the steps to set the static IP address on Windows 10.
Note: Before making changes, make sure you are connected to the network.
Set static IP address on Windows 10
To set a static IP address on Windows 10, follow the steps given below.
- Open the Settings app.
- Click on “Network & Internet.”
- Select the “Status” tab on the sidebar.
- Click on the “Properties” button in the right panel.
- Scroll down and click “Edit” the “IP Settings” section.
- Turn on the “IPv4” option.
- Type the IP address, Subnet, Gateway, and Preferred DNS addresses.
- Click on the “Save” button.
In Windows 10, you can set the static IP address from the Settings app. First, open the Settings app with “Win + I” keyboard shortcut. Go to the “Network & Internet -> Status” page. On the right panel, click on the “Properties” button under the active connection.
In this page, scroll down and click on the “Edit” button under the “IP Settings” section.
Turn on the “IPv4” option. Next, type all the details like the actual Static IP address, Subnet, Gateway, and Preferred DNS. Finally, click on the “Save” button. You can get all these details from the ISP or your network administrator. In case you are configuring a local network, you can get them from your router config page.
From now on, Windows should connect to the network with the static IP address. If Windows is still using a dynamic IP address, restart the system. Doing so should apply the changes you just made.
That is all. It is that simple to set up a static IP address in Windows 10. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.