Keeping track of all the computers on your network through IP address is a pain especially when you have DHCP enabled. Every time a new computer connects to your network it is assigned a new IP address but with DHCP enabled each time the same computer connects it is assigned a new IP address.
If you are managing a home network or managing a local game server then keeping track of the known computers through their ever changing IP address becomes quite difficult. So we have prepared a guide for you that will allow you to set up static IP address on machines running on windows 7.
Static IP will allow you to assign a specific IP address to a single computer which it will use to connect to your network and it won’t change even if the computer disconnects and reconnects.
How To Set Up Static IP In Windows 7
- Open your start menu and type network and sharing center and press enter
- In network and sharing center look on your left side and click on change adapter settings.
- Now right click your local area connection adapter and select properties
- In this window first click on Internet protocol version 4 and then click on properties
- Select Use the following IP address and then enter the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway according to the information on your network.
- Then click on use the following DNS server address and enter the C class networking address as you are on home networking.
- Now click on validate network settings and click ok
- The network will be validated and if there are any IP conflicts or any other conflicts you will be notified.
- To see the new network configuration open your command prompt and type ipconfig.
There you have an easy guide that will help you to set up Static IP on machine running on windows 7 and save you the trouble of finding a specific computer on your network for troubleshooting.
If you know of any other way with which you can assign static IP then do let us know.