Some of our users have requested us to write about How to set up an static IP address in Windows 8 and Windows 10. So today, we will learn how to set up Static IP address in Windows 8 with step by step tutorial from Hackingloops.
What is an IP address??
IP addresses are four sets of numbers separated by periods that allow computers to identify each other. Every computer has at least one ip address, and two computers should never have the same ip address. If they do, neither of them will be able to connect to the internet.
If you want to explore more about IP address then you can read below articles :
Dynamic vs Static IPs
DYNAMIC IPs: Most routers assign dynamic IP addresses by default. They do this because dynamic IP address networks require no configuration. The end user can simply plug their computer in, and their network will work. When ip addresses are assigned dynamically, the router is the one that assigns them. Every time a computer reboots it asks the router for an ip address. The router then hands it an ip address that has not already been handed out to another computer.
STATIC IPs: When you set your computer to a static ip address, the router does not know that a computer is using that ip address. So the very same ip address may be handed to another computer later, and that will prevent both computers from connecting to the internet. So when you asign a static IP addresses, it’s important to assign an IP address that will not be handed out to other computers by the dynamic IP address server. The dynamic IP address server is generally refered to as the dhcp server.
So let’s get started with Setting a Static IP address in windows 8 :
Launch Command prompt by simply moving searching for the key cmd in your windows 8 search bar..
Right click on Command Prompt and Run as administrator..
After launching your windows command prompt type ipconfig/all command
Here is the screenshot of above command:
Take down the information of IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS Name Servers. Here we are only concerned with IPv4 entries, you can ignore the IPv6 stuff.
Now move your cursor to the right-bottom and right click on your network connection and click on Open Network and sharing centre
Then Click on Change Adapter Settings on the left side of the Network and Sharing centre window
Right Click on your network adapter interface(mine is Wi-Fi adapter yours might be similar or might be an Ethernet adapter if you r using wired connection),then click on Properties.
The following window appears on the screen:
Then scroll down and select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.
The default window looks like this which is Dynamic:
Now to make it static click on Use the following IP address and enter all the information which you had previously noted from command prompt..
Here the example:
Before you make any changes, write down the settings that you see on this page. If something goes wrong you can always change the settings back to what they were! You should see a dot in the Obtain an IP address automatically box.
Put the subnet mask we previously found in the subnet mask section. The default gateway should go into theDefault gateway box. Enter the dns servers we prevoiusly found into the two DNS Server boxes. Click okay all the way out of this menu.
NOTE: The ip address you choose should be very similar to the router’s ip addres. Only the last number of the ip address should be different. If the router’s ip address is 192.168.1.1, I might choose 192.168.1.10. The ip address you choose should end with a number between 1 and 254, and should not be the same as the router’s ip address.
Hope this will help,
Thank you [J-BOY] :D