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Assigning a static IP Address to a computer with Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 operating system

Assigning a static IP address on a computer allows it to have the same IP address every time it starts up.  The static IP Address that you will create should have the same first three sets of numbers on your router’s local IP address.  This enables the router to determine that the computer is part of its network.  For example, if the router’s local IP address is 192.168.1.1, the static IP Address that you may assign will be 192.168.1.X, where X can be any number between 2 and 253. 
 
QUICK TIP:  To know how to check the IP address of your Linksys router, click
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To learn how to set the static IP address on your computer, click on your Windows® operating system (OS) below.  For instructions on how to set it up on a Mac® computer, click here.

Windows 10
Windows 8 / 8.1


Windows 10

Step 1:
Right-click the Network User-added image icon located at the bottom-right corner of the Desktop screen, then click Open Network and Sharing Center.

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Step 2:
Click Change adapter settings.

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Step 3:
Right-click on the Local Area Connection icon and click Properties.

 

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Step 4:
On the Local Area Connection Properties window, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) then click Properties.

 

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Step 5:
Click the radio button beside Use the following IP address: and enter the IP addressSubnet mask and Default gateway in the fields provided.  Select Use the following DNS server Addresses: and enter a Preferred DNS server.

 

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NOTE:  The default value for the IP address and Subnet Mask are 192.168.1.1 and 255.255.255.0 respectively.  While Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server are obtained from your internet service provider.

Step 6:
After setting the static IP address on your computer, click OK then click Close.


Windows 8 / 8.1

Step 1:
Press the Windows  key + D on your keyboard to show the Desktop.


Step 2:
Right-click the Network  icon located at the bottom-right corner of the Desktop screen, then click Open Network and Sharing Center.

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Step 3:
Click Change adapter settings.

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Step 4:
Right-click on the Local Area Connection icon and click Properties.

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Step 5:
On the Local Area Connection Properties window, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) then click Properties.

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Step 6:
Click the radio button beside Use the following IP address: and enter the IP address, Subnet mask and Default gateway in the fields provided.  Select Use the following DNS server addresses: and enter a Preferred DNS server.

 

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NOTE:  The default value for the IP address and Subnet Mask are 192.168.1.1 and 255.255.255.0 respectively.  While Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server are obtained from your internet service provider (ISP).

Step 7:
After setting the static IP address on your computer, click OK then click Close.


Related Article:

Assigning a static IP address on a wired computer

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