With Windows 10, you may choose between utilizing a static or dynamic IP address to access the internet. You may want to give your Windows 10 computer a static IP address for a variety of reasons. The majority of the time, your router will give your computer a dynamic IP address, which means it changes periodically. Due to this, using specific programs, allowing other network users to give you files, and gaining remote access to your computer may be challenging.
Recording the DHCP Server Address (Router IP Address) and Subnet Mask Address is the first step. When you assign your machine a static IP address in the following step, you will need these.
- Search for Command Prompt in the Windows search box, then right-click on it and choose “Run as Administrator.”
- Type ipconfig/all into the Command Prompt window and hit the Enter key.
- Following the execution of the command, scroll to the “WiFi” or “Ethernet” section as necessary and make a note of the Subnet Mask Address and the DHCP Server Address (Router IP Address).
- Close the Command Prompt window.
Follow the instructions below to set a static IP address on your computer after writing down the Subnet Mask and DHCP Server Address.
- Select your network type (WiFi or Ethernet) on the left pane by going to Settings > Network & Internet. Scroll down to “Related Settings” in the right pane and click the Change adapter options link.
- Right-click your active Network (WiFi or Ethernet) and select Properties on the following screen.
- Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click Properties on the properties screen.
- Select the Use the following IP Address checkbox on the IPv4 properties page. Then, enter the default gateway (DHCP server address), subnet mask address, and static IP address before clicking OK.
- shut the Properties tab. After making changes, you must dismiss the WiFi/Ethernet Properties window for them to take effect.