Description: This article reviews how to set a Static IP Address on your Windows OS.
Note: This should only be done if the computer had previously had this set to static, or if it is replacing another computer that was already static. GWO accounts should have their IT staff perform these steps.
Collect Network Details
In Command Prompt or PowerShell, type "ipconfig /all" (without quotes) and then press Enter to obtain the necessary network details from "Ethernet Adapter Ethernet."
Navigate to the Windows Network Connections
Option 1: Open the Run box by pressing Windows + R and type in "ncpa.cpl"
Option 2: From the Start Menu, open Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings.
Set Static IP
- Right-click on the Local Area Connection/Ethernet option and select Properties.
- Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and select Properties.
- On the General tab, select the option to Use the following IP address.
- Fill in the IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS servers using the previously collected network details from ipconfig/all.
- Click the OK button on the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties” window.
- Click the Close button on the “Ethernet Properties” window.