How to Set Static IP Address in Windows 10

Static IP Address

Setting a static IP address to a computer in Windows 10 is a
configuration that you may need to configure in a variety of scenarios. For
instance, if you intend to share files or a printer on a local network, or if
you want to configure port forwarding.

Services and port forwarding configurations will eventually
stop working if you do not assign a static IP address. The reason for this is
that connected devices use dynamic IP addresses assigned by the Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server (usually the router), which can change at
any time, such as when you restart the machine or when the dynamically assigned
configuration expires.

Set Static IP Address Using Control Panel

To assign a static IP configuration using Control Panel,
follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Control Panel.
  2. Select Network and Internet.
  3. Select Network and Sharing Center from the
    drop-down menu.
  4. On the left navigation pane, select Change
    adapter settings.
  5. Right-click the network adapter and choose
  6. Choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  7. Select the Properties option.
  8. Select the option Use the following IP address.
  9. Assign a static IP address, such as
  10. Enter a Subnet mask. On a home network, the
    subnet mask is typically
  11. Choose a default gateway. (Typically, the IP
    address of your router – for example,
  12. Then press the OK button.
  13. Set the Preferred DNS server address under the
    “Use the following DNS server addresses set Preferred DNS server”
    section, which is usually your router’s IP address or the server IP address
    providing DNS resolutions (for example,
  14. (Optional) Enter an alternative DNS server that
    the computer will use if it is unable to connect to the preferred DNS server.
  15. Click the Close button once more.


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