Windows 10 change IP Address

Easy Way: Windows 10 change IP Address

In this manual we will explain to you how to find out the IP address from your Windows 10 computer and how to change the IP address from your computer.

First we will find out the network address from the computer

On your Windows 10 desktop you will find on the bottom right a small computer symbol. Click on this symbol.

 

Windows 10 find out network address
Windows 10 find out network address

No in the small window you can click anything. Both will open the same window.

Windows 10 find out network address
Windows 10 find out network address

In the next windows click on the “Local Area Connection Connected” below the Ethernet.

Windows 10 find out network address
Windows 10 find out network address

In this window you can see all network addresses. For you is only the IPv4 address and the IPv4 DNS Servers important.
So now you know the network address from the computer. It is the IPv4 address.

Windows 10 find out network address
Windows 10 find out network address

 

Second –  Windows 10 change IP Address

Now we go 1 window back. Click the arrow at the top left.

Windows 10 change IP Address
Windows 10 change IP Address

In this window click on the link “Change adapter options”

Windows 10 change IP Address
Windows 10 change IP Address

Click on the right mouse button on “Local Area Connection” and choose Properties.

Windows 10 change IP Address
Windows 10 change IP Address

In the window “Local Area Connection Properties” do a double-click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/Ipv4)”

Windows 10 change IP Address
Windows 10 change IP Address

Now you can see the option “Obtain an IP Address automatically” is activated. Now e switch to: “Use the following IP address”.
Now you can fill in your own IP network address. You must choose a IP from your network. In the first step we saw the IP address from our computer. In this case the IP was 192.168.1.134. So, now we have to choose an address from the same range. That mean the address start with 192.168.1.x.

You can only change the last number x. But you can’t choose the no. 1 because this is the IP from the router! Also the IP you choose must be free in your network.  If you choose a used address, Windows 10 will bring a warning. Then you have to change again the address.

We use now 192.168.1.140
Subnet mask is:  255.255.255.0 (in home network always)

Default gateway: 192.168.1.1 (the router)

Preferred DNS server: 192.168.1.1 (the router)

Then click twice OK and your Windows 10 IP address is changed.

Windows 10 change IP Address
Windows 10 change IP Address

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