Created by HQE Systems, Modified on Tue, 31 Oct 2023 at 07:22 PM by HQE Systems


Setting a static IPv4 address for your Ethernet adapter on a Windows computer typically involves accessing the network settings and manually configuring the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS servers. Here's how you can do it:


Note:** These instructions are for Windows 10. The steps may vary slightly in other versions of Windows.


1. **Open Network Settings**:

  • Right-click on the network icon in the system tray (usually in the lower-right corner of your screen) and select "Open Network & Internet settings."
  • Alternatively, you can open the Control Panel and go to "Network and Sharing Center."


2. **Change Adapter Options**:

  • In the Network & Internet settings, click on "Change adapter options" or "Change adapter settings."

3. **Locate Your Ethernet Adapter**:

  • You'll see a list of network connections. Right-click on your Ethernet adapter and select "Properties."


4. **Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)**:

  • In the Ethernet Properties window, you'll see a list of items. Find and select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and then click the "Properties" button.


5. **Manually Configure IP Address**:

  • In the "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties" window, select the option to "Use the following IP address."
  • Enter the desired static IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway. You'll typically need this information from your network administrator or ISP. If you're setting up a local network, choose an IP address within your network's IP range.
  • Optionally, you can specify DNS server addresses. You can use the DNS servers provided by your ISP or use public DNS servers like Google's ( and or Cloudflare's ( and

6. **Click OK**:

  • After entering the necessary information, click "OK" to save your settings.


7. **Close Network Properties**:

  • Close the Ethernet Properties window.


8. **Restart Your Computer** (Optional):

  • In some cases, it may be necessary to restart your computer to apply the new IP settings, although Windows can sometimes apply them without a restart.

Your Ethernet adapter should now have a static IPv4 address. Make sure the address you set is unique and does not conflict with other devices on your network. If you're on a corporate or managed network, it's a good idea to contact your network administrator for guidance, as they may have specific requirements or restrictions.

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