Networking: Assign Static IP Address in Windows 8

Written by: Dogar Sahab - Published: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 - Comments

If you do not want DHCP to assign an IP automatically, you can simply assign a static IP to avoid frequent (local) IP changes.

How to Assign Static IP in Windows 8

What is Static IP Address?

When Windows 8 is installed by default it is configured to obtain IP address from the DHCP server, that is, obtain IP address automatically. Under normal circumstances this configuration is not at all changed in both home and production environments.
In some cases, however, administrators might want to manually assign the IP address to the computer in order to control the connectivity of computers on the network granularly.
Assigning manual (static) IP address to the computer requires elevated privileges and therefore administrator account needs to be used while doing so.
As a Windows 8 user if you want to assign static IP address to a computer you are required to follow the steps given below:
1 Logon to Windows 8 computer with any account that has administrative privileges.
2 From the available options click on Desktop.
Click on Desktop Icon
3 On the desktop screen press Windows + R keys simultaneously to initiate Run command box.
4 In the available field type NCPA.CPL command and press enter key.
Type NCPA.CPL Command
4 On Network Connections window right click on the icon of the NIC on which you want to assign static IP address and from the available menu click on Properties.
Click on Properties Option
5 On the opened box double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option from the available list.
Double-Click on TCP/IPv4
6 On Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties box select Use the following IP address radio button and type in the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and preferred and alternate DNS server addresses in their appropriate fields.
Select Use the following IP address Radio Button
7 Click on Ok button to save the changes.

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4 Responses

  1. Peter said:

    I am not having success doing this. The system keeps assigning its own internal address along with the subnet mask of At that point I am unable to reach the internet.

  2. Peter said:

    Figured it out. Turns out that I was using an IP that was already assigned. Change the IP and it stuck.

  3. Klaus said:

    A good idea, before starting the setup, is to:
    Press Windows+R
    Type CMD
    Type ipconfig and press enter.

    This will show you both the default gateway, which will be handy, when doing the setup, and also, it’ll show you your computers current IP, which will eliminate Peters problem, since no other devices has this IP.

  4. Aqib said:

    Wheres the statistic ip?

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