IP address stands for Internet Protocol, is the unique number of your internet connection that is linked to your internet & networking activities. Regular internet user probably does know about this, but it is actually a very important technology which connects one machine to another via Internet.

In this post we will show in a few simple steps – how to find out, reset, renew, configure and change the IP address in order to use a static IP, on your Windows 10 machine.

How to Find out IP address?

If you want to know about your computer IP address to communicate with other devices, then :

From the WinX Menu, open the Command Prompt window, type the following and hit Enter from keyboard:

ipconfig /all

Or, open Run – type cmd and press Enter to open the command prompt, now use the above command.

ipconfig

IPConfig is a built-in tool of Windows, that displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values and refreshes Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS) settings.

How to Renew IP address?

To refresh / renew the IP address of your PC, you have to use two commands :

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

Here ipconfig /release command remove the IP Address from your PC, while ipconfig /renew command receive new ip address.

How to change / put static IP address in Windows 10?

To put a static IP address in Windows 10 PC, open the Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel, and click on the Connections link.

static-ip

Here it will open up a new Window and you can configure the IPv4 static IP address as well as preferred DNS server.

By default PC settings remains configured to obtain the IP address automatically, but you can change it if required. Just select the “Use the following IP address” and fill the required details and click on OK, and you are done.

To automatically run network diagnostic and verify the connection, check the box saying ‘Validate settings upon exit’.

If your computer is used on more than one network, then enter the details like subnet mask, default gateway, preferred DNS server, alternate DNS server, etc.

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