Configure Static IP with the Netsh Command-Line Utility

by Eric Geier [Published on 2 Feb. 2011 / Last Updated on 4 Dec. 2009]

Manually set the IP address of network connections via the Command Prompt.

You can perform a variety of tasks using the Netsh command-line utility, including configuring the IP addresses of network adapters in Windows.

Here’s how to configure a static IP address:

netsh interface ip set address "connection name" static

NOTE: The default connection names are Local Area Connection for wired adapters and Wireless Network Connection for Wi-Fi adapters. The IP address order: client IP, subnet mask, and gateway IP.

Here’s how to configure the DNS addresses:

netsh interface ip add dns "connection name"

netsh interface ip add dns "connection name" index=2

NOTE: Remember to replace the connection names and IP addresses.

The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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