How to Assign Static IP Address to Your Devices

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By default, your router assigns dynamic IP Address to every device that connects to it. This is called DHCP (short for Dynamic Host Control Protocol). But sometimes, we need our devices to have the same IP address (i.e. Static IP) every time it connects to the network. Reason being,

  • Access your computer from the Internet.
  • Share data between two devices on the same network.
  • Quickly access your Network Printer or NAS.
  • Use your computer as a media server.
  • Or your work WiFi requires you to use Static IP address.

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What IP address should you choose?

If two devices on the network have the same IP address, then there will be conflicts. The Internet won’t work on one of them or both, depending on your router. So, it’s important to assign a unique IP address to your computer. There are a couple of ways to pick an unused IP address.

For instance– first  find your device’s IP address , say it’s  192.168.1.7 ; then keep the first three values (i.e. 192.168.1) as it’s and replace the last digit with some far number like  192.168.1.222 . Though make sure the last digit should be between a  0-255  range.

Assigning Static IP address to most devices is easy, just go to its network settings, look for DHCP option and turn it OFF. Once you do that, you’ll see a text area to enter Static IP address. Enter the new IP address there, save changes and that’s it.

So let’s see how to Assign Static IP address to various Operating Systems

1. Assign IP Address on Windows 10/8/7

You can do this quickly through the command line. You will need to first find your subnet mask, default gateway, and network adapter name. In my case, I’m on a Wi-Fi network, so the adapter name is Wi-Fi. To find yours just type the following command.

Once you get the output, find for the Network Adapter which has IP listed under it. The adapter name is a one-word name suffixed to the end of the Network Title. You will also need the Subnet mask and the Default Gateway Address.

adapter_name_command_line

Once you have the adapter name, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway, run the following command.

Wherein, Wi-Fi should be replaced by your adapter name and the IP, subnet mask and gateway address according to your configuration.

staticIP_cmd

This will change your IP address from DHCP to manual with the static IP address you have specified.

In case you find it too confusing, you are not alone. You can do the same via GUI which is much more intuitive. You’ll need the  Subnet Mask and Default Gateway Address . You can refer to the above step on how to find these details. Once you have noted down the address, click on  Start  Menu and type in  Network and Sharing Center.  Click once you see the Network and Sharing Center Icon.

Network_Sharing_Center_Start_Menu

Alternatively, if you are in Windows 10 then you can right-click on the Start menu and click on “ Network Connections “.

RightClickOnStartMenu_Windows10

A new window will open, click on  Change Adapter Options.

Change_Adapter_Options

Right Click on your Current Network Adapter ( like WiFi)  and choose  Properties.

Right_Click_NetworkAdapter

When the new window pops up, select  Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)   and click on  Properties.

IPv4_Properties

Once you get the pop-up window, select “ Enter the IP address you want ” and fil the IP Address, For Subnet Mask , and Default Gateway Address enter the values that you have noted down previously. Next, click on OK to save changes.

Manual_IP_Settings

To switch to dynamic IP, click on Obtain the IP address automatically. Once this is enabled, your system will start picking an IP address dynamically from the router.

2. How to setup static IP on Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, you can set a static IP Address via the terminal or GUI. Firstly, let’s start with the command line. Right-click anywhere on the desktop to open the terminal.

OpenTerminal_Ubuntu

Once the terminal window opens, we need to run a command. We need the subnet mask and network adapter name in order to set a static IP and to get that, run the following command on the terminal.

how to set a static ip address on router

Once you have the subnet mask noted down, in my case, it’s 255.255.255.0, we can proceed further.

It is pretty simple and straight forward. We need to open the Network Adapter settings. To do that, click on the Network Icon at the top right corner of the desktop.

GUI_Network

Now, navigate on the active network and click on the expand button for more options. Click on Wired Settings to open the Network menu.

Wired_Settings_GUI

Once you get the Wired Settings dialogue, make sure you are on the Network page. Click on the Settings icon beside the active network to open the adapter properties.

how to set a static ip address on router

When you get the pop-up, navigate to the IPv4 tab to change the IP settings.

IPv4_Tab

On the IPv4 tab, select the radio button which says “ Manual “. Some text fields will appear, you need to enter the IP address, Netmask and Gateway accordingly. Once it is validated, you can click on the Apply button to register the changes.

static_IP_GUI_Ubunty

Again you need to restart the network for the changes to take effect. You can do it manually via command line or just switch off and switch on the Network adapter. Once done, run ifconfig on the terminal to check the IP address. It should be the same IP address which you have specified earlier.

changed_IP_Config

3. How to setup static IP on Mac

If you are on macOS, setting static IP is quite similar to that of Ubuntu. But, here you don’t need the subnet mask or Default Gateway Address. Right click on the apple icon at the top left corner of the desktop. Click on  System Preferences  from the dropdown list.

mac_systemPreferences

Once the System Preferences dialogue box displays, navigate to Network and click on it to open the Network Settings

Network_Symbol

Alternatively, you can also hit Cmd+Space to trigger the Spotlight search. Type “ Network ” in the search bar and click on the icon once it appears. This will directly navigate you to the Network Settings.

network_on_spotlight

From the pop-up window, select an active network interface. For example, I am connected to a WiFi network so my active network is  Wi-Fi. Make sure you are on the active network tab and then click on  Advanced .

Network_Settings_menu

A new window will open the configuration settings for that adapter. Move over to the IP settings by clicking on the TCP/IP tab .

TCP_IP_tab

From the Configure IPv4 menu, choose Using DHCP with manual address.  Enter a static IP address in the IPv4 Address and leave the Subnet Mask and Router field as default. Click Ok to save the changes.

change_tcp_ip_Settings

Now when you do an ifconfig, the system should be using the static IP you have defined in the previous times. If the IP’s have not changed, try restarting the Wi-Fi and it should fix it.

To switch back to dynamic IP, move back to “ Using DHCP ” from the Configure IPv4 menu.

4. How to setup static IP on Android

Settings_menu_Android

The network which you are connected to should be on top of the list. Tap on the settings icon beside the Wi-Fi network name.

Wifi_connected_network

Once the pop-up opens, you will see IP settings at the bottom of the menu. The default option is “DHCP”. Tap on it to change the IP configuration.

IP_Settings_Android

Select “ Static ” from the presented drop-down menu. Enter the desired IP address and leave the other options as default. Make sure that other devices are not using the same IP. You can see the IP address of the other devices in your network by using a small utility called Fing . For a detailed process, check our article on how to find the IP Address of any Device on your network . Once you have entered the IP, click on Save to register the change. Now, your Android phone should start using the desired IP Address.

Manual_IP_Android

In almost all the Android version, you get the option to set static IP Address. For some rare older Android versions, you can use a third-party app like  WiFi Static . It’s free and it doesn’t require ROOT.

To switch back to dynamic IP, repeat the same procedure and select “DHCP” from the IP settings instead.

5. How to setup static IP on iPhone and iPad

If you are using an iPhone or iPad, then you can set static IP Address natively. You would need the Subnet Mask of your network. This can be obtained from the Wi-Fi settings and we would see to it in the further steps. To get started, click on the Settings icon in the dock to get to the Settings menu.

ios_Settings

Now on the Settings menu page, tap on Wi-Fi to get to the Wi-Fi settings.

Settings_page_wifi_ios

On the Wi-Fi page, you should see your connected Wi-Fi network at the top. Click on the “i” button beside it. This will open the Wi-Fi configuration window.

i_button_ios_wifi

Once the Wi-Fi settings page appears, you will see an option called “ Configure IP “. By Default, this would be set to automatic. Just below this option, you will see “ Subnet Mask “, note it down as we will need it in the further steps. In order to set static IP, we need to change Configure IP it to Manual. Tap on it and it will open the IPv4 settings page.

Configure_ip_page

There should be 3 options available on the “Configure IPv4” page. Select “ Manual ” from it. As soon as Manual IP is enabled, you will get extra text fields at the bottom to enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Router. We need to fill in the IP Address of our choice and Subnet Mask which we noted down in the previous step. Now, after you fill both the fields, the save button at the top right corner will be enabled. Click on it to save the static IP configuration.

IPv4_Configuration_Menu

Now, when you return to the Wi-Fi settings page, you will see your device is using the Static IP address. This should be the same IP address we have set in the IP configuration menu.

ipaddr_ios

This static IP address will be applicable only to that particular Wi-Fi network. In case, you connect to some other Wi-Fi network the IP will change accordingly.

6. How to setup static IP to any Device from Router

Other network devices like your  Wireless Printer, PS4, NAS, IP Camera, Raspberry Pi , etc. do not have an Interface. Hence, in order to configure the network, either you have to connect remotely or use the router. If you have access to the router, setting Static IP for network devices is the easiest and convenient way. I would recommend this method over any other.

So, to assign a Static IP Address to any network device, you need to login to the web portal of the router. The web portal address, username, and password are mostly printed behind the router. In case you don’t have physical access to the router, the web portal URL is mostly the PC’s gateway address. To find that, open command prompt and type the following command.

Once you have the web portal loaded, log in with the credentials. Now every router has a different web UI, but the overall structure is the same. Basically,  you will have to link the IP Address to the Mac Address and Hostname of the device. So, we need to find the MAC address & Hostname of the network device. To do that, look for DHCP client list which should look something like the following screenshot.

MAC_address_Router

You can get your MAC Address & Hostname under DHCP Client list. Once, you have the MAC address & Hostname noted down, we can proceed further. On most of the routers, you will have the option to set a Static IP under the section  IP Mac binding or DHCP Static IP  option. In case you are on a custom ROM like dd-wrt, head over to Services tab and you will have DHCP Server . Under DHCP Server, add an entry for Static Leases by clicking on the Add button.

Static_leases_router

Clicking on the Add button will create a new row. You have to enter the MAC Address, Hostname, desired Static IP and Lease time . Lease time is a unit in minutes after which your IP will be renewed. Since we are adding only 1 entry for the particular host the IP will be the same even after the renewal. Once, done click on Save changes .

staticIPSetting_Router

Once you have configured successfully on the router, just restart the Wi-Fi on the device. When it connects it should start using the static IP. In case of issues, make sure that you have the correct MAC Address and Hostname. To check, just run the command ipconfig or look back again in the router’s DHCP client list.

ipconfig_newIP

These changes are written to the ROM so restarting the router won’t make changes to the static IP configuration. In order to get back to Dynamic IP, just remove the entry from the IP leases.

What’s next

Once you have started configuring the IPs on Router and network devices, you are good to go configure telnet and SSH. Have a look at our brief article on  How to Enable Telnet Server in Windows 10 ,  Best SSH clients for iOS To Manages Remote Servers and  6 Best FTP Clients For Android . A word of caution would be to note down the static IPs assigned to devices as assigning the same IP to two network devices would render them useless.

Also Read:  How To Change DNS on Windows|Mac|Android|iOS

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How to Set a Static IP Address

August 2021

There are many reasons that you may need to change and set a static IP address for your IP device, such as a managed switch , wireless router , or outdoor access point . One reason is because an installation scenario doesn’t have an active network with DHCP services. Some other reasons you may need to set a static IP are because you use a dedicated web server, host server, VPN, or VoIP services.

Setting static IP addresses can help to avoid network conflicts which could cause certain devices to stop working correctly. However, in most installation scenarios, users will use a regular network and will not need to use a static IP. Setting a static IP address is an advanced networking function, and a basic, fundamental knowledge of TCP/IP is needed.

In general, statically address devices outside of your DHCP pool range, which in most home networks is your router . For reference, the DHCP pool range for TRENDnet products is usually (but not always) 192.168.10.101 to 199.

1. Access the Control Panel

In the Windows search bar, type in “ncpa.cpl” and then press enter.

Access the Control Panel

If you are not using Windows 10, follow the steps below instead.

  • On your keyboard, press the “Windows” and “R” keys at the same time.
  • Enter “ncpa.cpl” in the window that pops up.

Note: Network connections will display the network adapters that are currently connected to your computer.

Access the Control Panel

2. Select the Network Adapter

Right click on the network adapter that is currently connected to the device that you are trying to configure. Usually, it will be the adapter with the word “Ethernet” in the name.

Select the Network Adapter

3. Select Properties

Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.

Select Properties

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

Double-click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”.

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)

5. Manually enter IP address and subnet mask

Select “Use the following IP Address” and then input the following information in the corresponding fields:

IP address: Check the device that you are connected to in order to locate the IP address. The first three sets of digits should match. For this tutorial, we will use IP address 192.168.10.10.

Subnet mask: The subnet mask between the device that you are trying to connect to needs to be the same as your PC. For this tutorial, we will use subnet mask 255.255.255.0

Manually enter IP address and subnet mask

6. Save Settings

Click the OK button on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties” window, and also click the OK button on “Ethernet Properties” window.

Note: The OK buttons must be clicked in both instances or your settings will not be saved.

7. Revert Back to DHCP

To set your computer back to DHCP, repeat steps 1-4 again. When you get to the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties” window, click “Obtain an IP address automatically”. This will allow your PC to be assigned a random IP address on your network.

Revert Back to DHCP

Operating System The operating system (often shortened to OS) is the software your computer or mobile device uses to perform basic functions. Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, and Linux are the most popular operating systems for computers and laptops, with Android and iOS for mobile devices.

Browser A browser (short for web browser) is a software application that allows you to access the internet. Some of the most popular browsers are Chrome, Safari, Edge, Internet Explorer, and Firefox.

Network Adapter A network adapter allows a device to communicate and connect to a local area network (LAN), the internet, or other computers. Network adapters can be wired or wireless , and they can be visible or hidden from plain sight.

IP Address An IP address is a unique identifier for devices that access the internet or devices on a local area network. It uses a string of numbers and/or letters with periods or colons. To identify your IP address, type “what is my ip” into a search engine, like Google or Bing. You can also visit whatismyipaddress.com or whatismyip.com .

Dynamic IP address A dynamic IP address is an IP address that can change over time. Your IP address may change each time you connect. Most IP address assigned by your ISP will be dynamic IP addresses.

Static IP address A static IP address (also referred to as a manual IP address or static IP configuration) is an IP address that remains unchanged over time. Your IP address remains the same (or static) each time you connect (from the same location). Your IP address may change if you connect to a different network in a different location.

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How to assign a static IP with a linksys WRT54G2?

For all my googleing it appears the best you can do is tell your computer not to use DHCP; I cannot find a way to do this at the Access Point level.

EDIT: This is not for port forwarding. This is for an internal mythTV server. Right now the DHCP server on the AP is set to assign IP's from 192.168.1.100 - 192.168.1.149. When I set a static IP outside that range on the computer that computer is unable to connect to the Internet.

I've done this before on my old Buffalo brand AP (may it RIP) without any problems. This seems to be a WRT54G2 specific issue.

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From what I have found, it doesn't look like the WRT54G2 supports setting static IPs through the DHCP server. Depending on the version of the WRT54G2 you could load a 3rd party firmware such as DD-WRT onto the router to add these features. Here is a tutorial from someone who did it on a WRT54G2.

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  • Seconded, I have a WRT54GL and it uses the same firmware. No static leases. I installed DD-WRT, too, and it has some nice other caveats as well. Just be very careful when flashing the firmware, as this is a very sensitive process. Be sure to read EVERYTHING related on the dd-wrt forums/wiki and follow the steps closely. –  Tobias Plutat Jan 24, 2011 at 18:52

I agree with @Spooky. I'm assuming that you want to set static IP's for port-forwarding. You can set certain computers using the MAC Address (directly connected to the AP is best-case and easiest).

Or by setting the IP(s) Manually on the computer(s) outside of the normal DHCP Range (ie: DHCP set from 192.168.xxx.100 to 192.168.xxx.250, manually set the IP(s) from 192.168.xxx.50 to 192.168.xxx.99).

EDIT: Even if you set the IP manually, you will still need the subnet mask, gateway, and DNS IP's to connect to the Internet and the rest of your network. Check those settings to see if there is an issue.

JFV's user avatar

I may be completely wide of the mark here, but when you say

When I set a static IP outside that range on the computer that computer is unable to connect to the Internet.

Are you also setting said computer to use a specific DNS server and gateway? It may be worth checking the DNS server and gateway assigned via DHCP and checking it's the same as what you're manually setting.

Sliff's user avatar

I dont have this model but a lot of routers let you assign a Static IP by MAC address. If this does not work, you have to set it in your PC.

Jedi Master Spooky's user avatar

Here's what it took to make this work:

  • Set the static IP either in the GUI or in the text file
  • Set the netmask to 255.255.255.0 OR 255.255.240.0 (the later works on the computer hooked into an Ethernet -> wireless bridge, the former is Ethernet straight to the Access Point).
  • Set the DNS servers to what is listed when you http into the router.
  • Set the Gateway to 192.168.1.1 (the access point) NOTE: This was changed to 0.0.0.192 on the Ethernet -> Access Point machine

I'm no network genius, but this is not my first time doing this. Some of this makes zero sense to me (gateway address changed by OS (?) to 0.0.0.192 on a wired connection going straight to the router? subnet mask of 255.255.240.0?).

If anybody cares to comment I will continue to edit this into a decent answer.

I tell the router's DHCP server to start assigning numbers at 192.168.1.100, and that way I can use numbers below that for my static ips (servers, mostly).

Paul Tomblin's user avatar

You need to set the DNS server on the computer to the router's address (typically 192.168.1.1). The caching DNS server on the router will redirect the query to the currently configured ISP's routers.

The IP should be chosen from outside the DHCP range (on this particular model, 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.

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NOTE: For the new UI, please refer to another FAQ: How to Create Static Routing on TP-Link Routers

A static route is a pre-determined path that network information must follow to reach a specific host or network.

Here are two typical scenarios, as examples of when a static route is needed, consider the following case.

Scenario 1:

how to set a static ip address on router

Issue: The gateway of PC is router2 which connected the Internet, but when PC visit servers in intranet, firstly the request will be sent to router2. Because there is no route to server1 and server2 on route table of router2, thus the request will be thrown away.

Resolution: Therefore, if you want PC to visit servers in intranet, you have to set up a static route on router2 helps your packet route to router1.

Net parameter : Servers in net segment: 172.30.30.0 . IP subnet mask for this net segment is 255.255.255.0

Scenario 2:

how to set a static ip address on router

Issue: The gateway of LAN network is router 1, and router2 WDS router1’s signal.

But there is no route record from router2 to NTP server on route table of router2, therefore, router2 can’t get synchronization time from server.

Resolution: In order to solving the issue, you have to set up a static route on router2.

Net parameter : The IP of Server in Internet is 132.163.4.101 . IP subnet mask for this address is 255.255.255.255

Steps of Configurations:

Login configure page of router.

According to scenario 1 and scenario 2 : type 192.168.0.1 in address bar,

how to set a static ip address on router

Type the username and password in the login page. The default username and password are both admin in lower case.

Click Advanced Routing button on the left side of the screen, then select Static Routing List(in 54Mbps Wireless Router, the name of button is Static Routing ).

Refer to picture:

how to set a static ip address on router

And the page of Static Routing would appear on the screen:

how to set a static ip address on router

Click Add New….

Input destination network, subnet mask, default gateway, select status and save it.

Please refer to following introduction to input parameter.

Introduction :

In 1 st bar, type the IP address of destination.

In 2 nd bar, type the IP subnet mask for this destination.

In 3 rd bar, type the gateway IP address, that must be on the same LAN segment as the router.

As per scenario 1, for net segment

how to set a static ip address on router

As per scenario 2, for single IP address

how to set a static ip address on router

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When organizing your home network it's easier to assign each computer it's own IP address than using DHCP. Here we will take a look at doing it in XP,

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  • To set a static IP address in Windows 10 or 11, open Settings -> Network & Internet and click Properties for your active network.
  • Choose the "Edit" button next to IP assignment and change the type to Manual.
  • Flip the IPv4 switch to "On", fill out your static IP details, and click Save.

Sometimes, it's better to assign a PC its own IP address rather than letting your router assign one automatically. Join us as we take a look at assigning a static IP address in Windows.

A static IP address is manually set to a permanent, fixed address rather than being assigned automatically by your router using a procotol known as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). DHCP is a handy way for devices to connect to your network more easily, because you don't have to configure IP addressing for each new device yourself. The downside to automatic addressing is that it's possible for a device's IP address to change from time to time, which is why people choose static IPs for certain types of devices. For example:

  • You have a device like a home media server that you want to be able to find using the same IP address or host name each time.
  • You have certain apps that can only connect to network devices using their IP address. In particular, many older networking apps suffer this limitation.
  • You forward ports through your router to devices on your network. Some routers play nice with port forwarding and dynamic IP addresses; others do not.

Whatever your reason, assigning static IP addresses to devices is not difficult, but you do have a choice to make---whether to do it from the router or on the device itself.

Related: How to Set a Static IP Address in Ubuntu

While this article covers assigning static IP addresses to PCs within Windows itself, there is another way to go about it. Many routers allow you to assign a pool of IP addresses that are handed out to specific devices (based on the device's physical, or MAC address). This method offers a couple of significant advantages:

  • IP addresses are still managed by the router, meaning that you won't have to make (and keep up with) changes on each individual device.
  • It's easier to assign addresses within the same IP address pool your router uses.

This article is about assigning static IP addresses directly to PCs running Windows. We've already got a great guide on How to Set Static IP Addresses On Your Router , so if that's the way you want to go, be sure to give it a read.

With all that in mind, though, let's take a look at how to assign static IP addresses within any version of Windows.

Related: How to Find Your Router's IP Address on Any Computer, Smartphone, or Tablet

To set a static IP address in Windows 11, you'll want to open Settings, go to Network & Internet, and then find the Properties for your network. Inside there you'll be able to click the Edit button for IP Assignment and then fill out the manual network details.

First, open up the Settings app and then find Network & Internet on the left-hand side. You'll be presented with a panel that shows your current network connection. You can click where it says "Properties" right underneath the network, or if you have multiple network connections you can drill down into the specific network to see the IP address details for each one . In this case it's called "Ethernet", but you will most likely see "Wi-Fi" as the option to choose.

Network & Internet Settings Windows 11

Once you've drilled down into the network connection that you want to set a manual IP for, scroll down until you see "IP Assignment" and then click the Edit button to the right.

Windows 11 Ethernet settings

Once there, you'll flip the drop-down to "Manual" and switch the IPv4 switch to "On". At this point you can fill out your network details and click Save to finish.

Windows 11 manual ip settings

You can also use the old-school Network Connections panel in Windows 11, so if you prefer to use that method, keep reading.

If you're interested in more advanced networking, you might need to set up a static TCP/IP route , reset the entire TCP/IP stack on Windows , check open TCP/IP ports , find your MAC address on Windows , or find your IP address from the Command Prompt . We've got you covered there too.

To set a static IP address in Windows 10, you'll need to open the Settings app and drill down to Network & Internet. From there you'll select Properties for your network, and then the Edit button next to IP Assignment where you can input a manual IP address.

First, open the Settings app and locate the Network & Internet button.

Windows 10 settings app

On the next screen you'll see your network status, which should show you your active network. Here you'll want to click the Properties button. If you have multiple different networks, you could select them from the left-hand menu---in our case you'll notice we have both Wi-Fi and Ethernet networks, so you'll want to pick the one that you are trying to set a manual IP address for. You'll notice this is the same method we use when we're trying to find an IP address on Windows 10 .

Windows 10 network & internet settings

On the network properties screen, scroll down until you see "IP settings" and click the Edit button under "IP assignment".

windows 10 network settings

In the resulting popup window, change the Edit IP settings dropdown to Manual and then flip the IPv4 switch to "On". Fill out the details, click Save, and you should be good to go.

Windows 10 manual ip settings

You might need to reboot to get all of your applications to work properly, just because it's Windows.

It's worth noting that you can use the old Network Connections method to set an IP address in any version of Windows, so if you prefer that method, keep reading.

To change the computer's IP address in Windows 7, you'll need to open the "Network Connections" window. Hit Windows+R, type "ncpa.cpl" into the Run box, and then hit Enter.

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In the "Network Connections" window, right-click the adapter for which you want to set a static IP address, and then select the "Properties" command.

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In the properties window for the adapter, select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and then click the "Properties" button.

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Select the "Use the following IP address" option, and then type in the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway that corresponds with your network setup. Next, type in your preferred and alternate DNS server addresses. Finally, select the "Validate settings upon exit" option so that Windows immediately checks your new IP address and corresponding information to ensure that it works. When you're ready, click the "OK" button.

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And then close out of the network adapter's properties window.

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Windows automatically runs network diagnostics to verify that the connection is good. If there are problems, Windows will give you the option of running the Network troubleshooting wizard. However, if you do run into trouble, the wizard likely won't do you too much good. It's better to check that your settings are valid and try again.

Changing your IP from DHCP to a Static address in Vista is similar to other versions of Windows, but getting to the correct location is a bit different. Open the Start Menu, right-click on Network, and select Properties.

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The Network and Sharing Center opens...click on Manage network connections.

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Right-click on the network adapter you want to assign an IP address and click Properties.

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Highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) then click the Properties button.

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Now change the IP, Subnet mask, Default Gateway, and DNS Server Addresses. When you're finished click OK.

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You'll need to close out of Local Area Connection Properties for the settings to go into effect.

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Open the Command Prompt and use the

command to verify that the changes were successful.

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To set a Static IP in Windows XP, right-click the "My Network Places" icon, and then select "Properties."

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Right-click the adapter for which you want to set the IP, and then select "Properties" from the context menu.

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Select the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" entry, and then click the "Properties" button.

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Select the "Use the following IP address" option. Type in the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server addresses you want to use. When you're finished, click the "OK" button.

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You will need to close out of the adapter's properties window before the changes go into effect.

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And you can verify your new settings by using the

 command at the command prompt.

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By and large, it's better to let most of your devices have their IP addresses assigned automatically by your router. Occasionally, though, you might want to set a static IP address for a particular device. While you can set static IP addresses directly on your devices (and this article has shown you how to do just that on Windows PCs), we still recommending setting up static IP addressing on your router if possible. It will just make life easier.

Related: How to Find Any Device's IP Address, MAC Address, and Other Network Connection Details

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To set up a static route :

  • Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to your router’s network.
  • Enter http://www.routerlogin.net . A login window displays.
  • Enter the router user name and password. The user name is admin . The default password is password . The user name and password are case-sensitive. The BASIC Home page displays.
  • Select ADVANCED > Advanced Setup > Static Routes . The Static Routes screen displays.
  • Click the Add button. The screen adjusts.
  • In the Route Name field, type a name for this static route (for identification purposes only.)
  • Select the Private check box if you want to limit access to the LAN only. If the Private check box is selected, the static route is not reported in RIP.
  • Select the Active check box to make this route effective.
  • Type the IP address of the final destination.
  • Type the IP subnet mask for this destination. If the destination is a single host, type 255.255.255.255 .
  • Enter the gateway IP address, which must be on the same LAN segment as the router.
  • Enter a number from 2 through 15 as the metric value. This value represents the number of routers between your network and the destination. Usually, a setting of 2 or 3 works.
  • Click the Apply button. The static route is added.

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How to configure a static IP on Windows 10 or 11

Do you need to switch from a dynamic to a static IP address configuration on Windows 11 or 10? Here's how.

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On Windows, the router's Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server is (usually) responsible for assigning a dynamic Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) configuration to every device in the network, including to your computer running Windows 11 or Windows 10.

Although a dynamic IP address is the recommended configuration for most situations, you may need to change to a static IP address if you're thinking about setting up a printer or file sharing, or you have to configure port forwarding on the router to your computer.

The reason is that a dynamic network configuration can change at any time after the lease from the DHCP expires and if the address changes, network resources you may have configured will stop working. Setting a static IP address will always stay the same on the computer, allowing a more reliable experience sharing resources in the network or forwarding ports.

Whatever the reason, on Windows 10 and 11, you have many ways to configure a static TCP/IP address, including using the Settings app and Command Prompt.

This guide will walk you through the different ways to configure a static network configuration on Windows 11 and 10.

How to set a static TCP/IP network configuration on Windows 11

On Windows 11, you can change your computer's dynamic IP configuration to static in at least two ways through the Settings app or commands.

Configure IP from Settings app

To assign a permanent TCP/IP configuration on Windows 11, use these steps:

  • Open  Settings .
  • Click on  Network & internet .
  • (Optional) Click on Advanced network settings .
  • Under the "More settings" section, click on Hardware and connection properties.
  • Note the current IPv4 ,  Subnet mask ,  Default Gateway , and  DNS server addresses to determine the new configuration, as it has to be in the same network scope.
  • Click the  Ethernet  or  Wi-Fi  page on the right side from the "Network & internet." page.
  • Quick note:  If you select the Wi-Fi page, you need to click on the connection properties to access the network settings.
  • Click on the  Edit  button for the "IP assignment" setting.
  • Select the  Manual  option from the drop-down menu.
  • Turn on the  IPv4  toggle switch.
  • Confirm the IP address for the computer – for example, 10.1.4.90.
  • Confirm the subnet mask for the configuration – for example, 255.255.255.0.
  • Confirm the default gateway address (usually your router's IP) – for example, 10.1.4.1.
  • Confirm the preferred DNS address – for example, 10.1.4.1.
  •   Quick note:  In a home network, you may also be able to use the router's IP address for the DNS configuration. You can also use third-party DNS services like Google Public DNS, Cloudflare, Cisco's OpenDNS, and others. 
  • (Optional) Select the  "On (automatic template)"  option for the "DNS over HTTPS" setting and leave the  "Fallback to plaintext"  option disabled unless you want to encrypted as well as unencrypted traffic or you're troubleshooting connectivity.
  • Quick note:  DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is a feature that encrypts the DNS queries over the HTTPS protocol to improve security and privacy on the internet. You only want to enable this feature if the DNS server supports this feature.
  • Confirm the alternate DNS address (if applicable).
  • (Optional) Select the  "On (automatic template)"  option for the "DNS over HTTPS" setting and leave the  "Fallback to plaintext"  option disabled.
  • Click the  Save  button.

Once you complete the steps, the computer will start using the static network configuration. If everything has been configured correctly, you should be able to open the web browser to access the internet.

If you entered an address (such as the DNS address) and then changed it, you probably won't be able to save the settings. If this is the case, cancel the configuration, start over, enter the correct configuration, and then try to save the settings.

Configure IP from Command Prompt

To set a static TCP/IP configuration on Windows 11, use these steps:

  • Open  Start .
  • Search for  Command Prompt , right-click the top result, and select the  Run as administrator  option.
  • Type the following command to see your current networking configuration and press  Enter : ipconfig /all
  • Confirm the name of the adapter and the networking configuration, including the IPv4 , Subnet mask , Default Gateway , and DNS Servers .
  • Type the following command to configure a static TCP/IP address and press  Enter :  netsh interface ip set address name= "ADAPTER-NAME" static IP-ADDRESS SUBNET-ADDRESS DEFAULT-GATEWAY-ADDRESS

In the above command, replace  ADAPTER-NAME  with the name of your network adapter. Change  IP-ADDRESS SUBNET-ADDRESS    DEFAULT-GATEWAY-ADDRESS  with the device IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway addresses you want. For example, this command sets the 10.1.4.90, 255.255.255.0, 10.1.4.1 configuration:  netsh interface ip set address name="Ethernet 10Gb" static 10.1.4.90 255.255.255.0 10.1.4.1

  • Type the following command to set a DNS server address and press  Enter :  netsh interface ip set dns name="ADAPTER-NAME" static DNS-ADDRESS  

In the command, change  ADAPTER-NAME  with your adapter's name and  DNS-ADDRESS  with the DNS server address of the network. For example, this command sets the local router as the DNS server:  netsh interface ip set dns name="Ethernet 10Gb" static 10.1.4.1

  • Type the following command to set an alternate DNS server address and press  Enter :  netsh interface ip add dns name="ADAPTER-NAME" DNS-ADDRESS index=2

In the command, change  ADAPTER-NAME  with the adapter's name and  DNS-ADDRESS  with an alternate DNS server address. For example, netsh interface ip add dns name="Ethernet 10Gb" 1.1.1.1 index=2

After you complete the steps, the commands will set a static network configuration on Windows 11.

How to set a static TCP/IP network configuration on Windows 10

On Windows 10, you can also use the Settings app and Command Prompt to set up a static IP network configuration.

To assign a permanent TCP/IP configuration on Windows 10, use these steps:

  • Click on  Ethernet  or  Wi-Fi .
  • Click on the active connection on the right side.
  • Click the  Edit  button for the "IP assignment" setting.
  • Select the  Manual  option.
  • Confirm the subnet prefix length (subnet mask) for the configuration – for example, 24 to specify the 255.255.255.0 subnet mask.
  • Quick tip:  It's important to use the number that represents the network instead of the subnet mask. Otherwise, the configuration won't save. If you don't know the subnet prefix length for your subnet mask, you can use any  online subnet calculator  to find out.

Once you complete the steps, Windows 10 will start using the static IP configuration. If you lose network connectivity, restart the computer to regain access to the local network and internet.

To change from dynamic to static IP address with commands on Windows 10, use these steps:

In the command, change  ADAPTER-NAME  with your adapter's name and  DNS-ADDRESS  with the DNS server address of the network. For example, this command sets the local router as the DNS server:  netsh interface ip set dns name=" Ethernet 10Gb" static 10.1.4.1

In the command, change  ADAPTER-NAME  with the adapter's name and  DNS-ADDRESS  with an alternate DNS server address. For example, netsh interface ip add dns name="Ethernet0" 1.1.1.1 index=2

After you complete the steps, the network configuration will switch from dynamic to static on Windows 10.

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How to set static IP address on Windows 10

You can assign a static IP address manually on Windows 10 in many ways, and in this guide, you'll learn how.

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  • To set a static IP address on Windows 10, open Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi , click the connection, click on “Edit,” select “Manual,” turn on “IPv4,” and set the static IP address.
  • Alternatively, you can configure a static IP address from Command Prompt, PowerShell, and Control Panel.

UPDATED 12/20/2023: On Windows 10, setting a static IP address to a computer is a configuration you may need to set up in many scenarios. For instance, if you plan to share files , set up a printer on a local network , enable and use Remote Desktop , or configure port forwarding on the router.

If you don’t assign a static IP address, services or a port forwarding configuration may eventually stop working. The reason is that, by default, connected devices use dynamic IP addresses assigned by the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server (usually the router), which can change anytime, as soon as you restart the machine or after the dynamically assigned configuration lease expires. On the other hand, a static configuration is permanent, and it’ll remain assigned until you change it.

Regardless of the reason, Windows 10 offers multiple ways to configure a static network configuration through the Settings app, the legacy Control Panel, and the command line using Command Prompt and PowerShell.

In this guide , I will teach you the steps to set a static IP (version 4) address to a Windows 10 computer.

Set static IP address on Windows 10 from Settings

Set static ip address on windows 10 from control panel.

  • Set static IP address on Windows 10 from Command Prompt
  • Set static IP address on Windows 10 from PowerShell

To assign a static IP address on Windows 10, use these steps:

Open Settings on Windows 10.

Click on Network & Internet .

Click on “Wi-Fi” or “Ethernet.”

Click on the current network connection.

Windows 10 Wi-Fi settings

Under the “IP settings” section, click the Edit button.

Wi-Fi IP settings on Windows 10

Using the drop-down menu, select the Manual option.

Turn on the “IPv4” toggle switch.

Wi-Fi edit IP address settings

Set a static IP address to use by the Windows 10 computer.

Specify a “Subnet prefix length” (subnet mask). If the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 , the subnet prefix length in bits is 24 .

Specify a “Default Gateway” address.

Specify a “Preferred DNS” address.

Specify an “Alternate DNS address” (if applicable).

Click the Save button.

Wi-Fi TCP/IPv4 static configuration

After you complete the steps, you can test your settings using your web browser to open a website.

To assign a static IP from the Control Panel on Windows 10, use these steps:

Open Control Panel .

Click on Network and Internet .

Click on  Network and Sharing Center .

Click the Change adapter settings option on the left navigation pane.

Control Panel's Network and Sharing Center

Right-click the Wi-Fi or Ethernet adapter and select the Properties option.

Select the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” option.

Click the Properties button.

Control Panel's network adapter properties

Select the “Use the following IP address” option.

Set the static IP address for the adapter – for example, 10.1.2.220 .

Specify a Subnet mask . (Typically, on a home network, the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 .)

Specify a Default gateway . (Usually, your router’s IP address. For example, 10.1.2.1 .)

Under the “Use the following DNS server addresses set Preferred DNS server” section, set the Preferred DNS server address. (Usually, your router’s IP address or server IP address that provides the DNS resolution, such as 10.1.2.1 ).

(Optional) Specify an Alternative DNS server. (The computer will use this address if it cannot reach the preferred DNS server.)

Click the OK button.

Windows 10 network adapter TCP/IPv4 properties

Click the Close button again.

Once you complete the steps, you can open your web browser and load a website to see if the configuration works.

Set static IP address on Windows 10 from Command Prompt

To set a static IP address on Windows 10 from Command Prompt, use these steps:

Open Start .

Search for Command Prompt , right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

Type the following command to see your current networking configuration and press Enter :

Under the network adapter, note the name of the adapter as well as the following information in these fields:

  • Subnet mask
  • Default Gateway
  • DNS Servers

Windows 10 ipconfig command

Type the following command to assign a static IP address on Windows 10 and press Enter :

In the above command, replace “Ethernet0” with the name of your network adapter. Change “10.1.4.220 255.255.255.0 10.1.4.1” with the device IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway address corresponding to your network configuration.

Type the following command to set a DNS server address and press Enter :

In the command, make sure to change “Ethernet0” with your adapter’s name and “10.1.4.1” with the DNS server address of the network.

Type the following command to set an alternate DNS server address and press Enter :

In the command, replace “Ethernet0” with your adapter’s name and “8.8.8.8” with an alternate DNS server address.

Windows 10 netsh command to set static IP address

After you complete the steps, you can test the new configuration using the ping command (for example ping google.com ) to see if the internet is working. Alternatively, you can open a website to see if the configuration works.

Set static IP address on Windows 10 from PowerShell

Windows 10 also includes the PowerShell command line platform that allows you to use the “NetTCPIP” module to manage networking settings, including the ability to change your computer’s IP address settings. Microsoft recommends using this command-line method instead of netsh .

To set a static IP address from PowerShell, use these steps:

Search for PowerShell , right-click the result, and select the Run as administrator option.

Type the following command to view your current network configuration and press Enter :

After running the command, note the following information: 

  • InterfaceIndex
  • IPv4Address
  • IPv4DefaultGateway

PowerShell's Get-NetIPConfiguration command

Type the following command to set a static IP address and press Enter :

PowerShell's New-NetIPAddress command

In the command, replace the “InterfaceIndex” number (5) with the corresponding number of your adapter. Change “IPAddress” with the static IP address you want to assign to your device. Change PrefixLength (subnet mask) with the correct bit number if necessary. Typically, on a home network, the setting is “24.” Also, change the “DefaultGateway” option with the default gateway address of the network.

Type the following command to assign a DNS server address and press Enter :

PowerShell's Set-DNSClientServerAddress command

If you need to set a secondary DNS server address, use a comma to use the same command with another address. For example:

In the command, replace the “InterfaceIndex” number (5) with your network adapter’s corresponding number. Also, change “ServerAddresses” with the DNS IP address.

After you complete the steps, you can test the new configuration by opening your web browser and navigating a website.

Whatever method you use, assigning an IP address within the network range and outside of the DHCP server scope is recommended to allow proper connectivity and avoid address conflicts. If multiple devices share the same address, this will cause a networking conflict, preventing connection to the internet.

Update December 20, 2023: This guide has been updated to ensure accuracy and reflect changes to the process.

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What Is a Static IP Address?

I f you’ve done any research on internet protocol (IP) addresses, then chances are you’ve run into the term “static IP address.” Static means unchanging, but is that a good or a bad thing for your overall digital security? We’ll break down what a static IP address is and figure out if it’s right for your devices.

A static IP address is an IP address that stays the same. Typically, users create static IP addresses manually; internet service providers, or ISPs, can assign them, as well. Static IP addresses can be either IPv4 or IPv6, although as of now, IPv4 is much more common.

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  • Better for voice and video communications that use VoIP
  • Better for geolocation services, like changing your Tinder location
  • Easier to hack
  • Makes you easier to locate and track
  • Higher cost

What Is an IP Address?

If you’re not sure what an IP address is, we’ve got you covered. “IP” stands for “internet protocol,” and it’s a device’s identifying number both within a computer network and outside of that network. Think of an IP address like a street address that lets people send letters to each other, but in this case it’s data. IP addresses reveal the user’s approximate physical location including their city and ZIP code.

» Learn about: How to find your IP address

What Is a Dynamic IP Address?

The opposite of a static IP address is a dynamic IP address, one that changes periodically. A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server assigns dynamic IP addresses automatically; after a period of time, they expire and get replaced.

  • Makes you harder to follow online
  • No need to change your IP address manually
  • Bad for DNS servers
  • Less accurate geolocation information
  • Websites won’t remember who you are

Static vs. Dynamic IP Addresses

Now, let’s put static and dynamic IP addresses head to head. Both show a user’s approximate geolocation, but they’re useful for different purposes.

When You Need a Static IP Address

To be blunt, you won’t need a static IP address most of the time, except for websites that need to remember your IP address. If you have a business with your own website or internet service and employees working from home, use a static IP address along with a business VPN . This will help your employees work from home safely .

When You Need a Dynamic IP Address

For everything else, there are dynamic IP addresses, the choice of most consumers. Since dynamic IP addresses make it harder to track you online, they’re the default option the majority of the time.

» Learn more: How to get a US IP address

Which Type of IP Address Do You Have?

Finding your IP address is easy, whether you need to find your printer’s IP address , find your Roku’s IP address , or find your router’s IP address . We’ve included instructions for the major operating systems below.

Follow these steps to check your Mac’s IP address :

  • Open the System Settings…
  • Select Network.
  • Select your Wi-Fi network.
  • Click Details…
  • Your internal IP address should then be listed.

PC (Windows 11)

Find your Windows computer’s IP address:

  • Click on the Taskbar.
  • Click Wi-Fi Network.
  • Click Select Network.
  • Select Properties.
  • Look under IPv4 Address for your IP Address.

To find your Android device’s IP:

  • Open your Android Settings.
  • Click About.
  • Click Status.
  • Click IP Address.

And last but not least, to find your iPhone’s IP address :

  • Open Settings.
  • Click Wi-Fi.
  • Under the lowercase i, click Network.
  • You’ll find your IP address under IPv4 Address.

Is It Hard to Change Your IP Address?

Once you’ve found it, changing your IP address isn’t hard. You can use a number of methods, but installing a VPN is the easiest option. But don’t worry; we’ll get to that soon.

How to Get a Dynamic IP Address

Now, to change your IP address (and change it again and again), we recommend using a VPN with dynamic IP addresses. However, although there are free VPNs as well as free trial VPNs , you’ll probably have to pay for a VPN in the long term. If that doesn’t work for you, we’ve provided some other options.

» Further Reading: Learn how to get a UK IP address

VPNs hide your IP address and change it periodically. Additionally, VPNs hide your browsing history for some added privacy, if that’s your reason for using a VPN .

Look for a VPN with dynamic IP addresses; we suggest ExpressVPN, Private Internet Access, or IPVanish, to name a few. Learn more in our ExpressVPN review , Private Internet Access review , or IPVanish review . Once you’ve picked out a VPN:

  • Download the VPN from your app store.
  • Complete the installation process as guided.
  • Connect to a server. Your IP address will change automatically.

Another way to get dynamic IP addresses is to use Tor as your web browser. Tor is a free and open-source secure browser that isolates each website, clearing the cookies as soon as you move onto the next one. By changing your IP address and device information, Tor makes all users look the same, encrypting their IPs and web activity three times. You can download Tor for macOS, Linux, Android, or PC on the Tor Project website. 2

Proxy Servers

If you want to change your IP address only and don’t care about your web activity being hidden, you can use a proxy server in lieu of a VPN. Here’s how.

  • Open Safari.
  • Click Settings.
  • Click Advanced.
  • Under the Proxies section, click Change Settings.
  • Update your settings with the necessary information that was provided to you.
  • Open your Settings.
  • Click Network & internet.
  • Click Proxy.
  • Click Set up under the automatic or manual section.
  • Enter your proxy information.

Click Save.

  • Select the lowercase i, in the WiFi section.
  • Scroll to HTTP Proxy section.
  • Click Manual.
  • Change the setting from Off to Manual.
  • Enter in the Server and Port information needed.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Connections.
  • Tap Settings next to the network name.
  • Tap View More.
  • Tap Proxy, then select Manual.
  • Enter your proxy port and hostname.
NOTE: Proxy servers encrypt your IP address only; your ISP will still be able to see everything you’ve done online.

How to Set up a DHCP Reservation

If you’ve ever tried to print wirelessly, then you know how hard it can be to connect your computer to your printer. That’s probably because your printer’s IP address keeps changing. So to combat this issue, some people set up DHCP reservations, which tell your Wi-Fi network to assign a device the same IP address every time. How to set up a DHCP reservation depends on the operating system, but if you use Google Home:

  • Open the Google Home app.
  • Click Advanced Networking.
  • Click DHCP IP Reservations.
  • Click the plus sign to add IP reservations.
  • Click the device you want to assign a static IP address.
  • Enter the static IP address.
  • Click Save. 3

How to Protect Your IP Address

The most surefire way to protect your IP address is to use a VPN, but you could also use a proxy server or the Tor browser, as we detailed above. If someone has your IP address along with your personally identifiable information , or PII, they could steal your identity , which is why it’s best to keep your IP addresses hidden .

And there you have it: everything you ever wanted to know about static IP addresses and more. But if we still haven’t answered your burning questions, keep reading below or check out our VPN how-to guides for even more information.

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A Little to the Left is Secret Mode's Puzzle game released in 2022 .

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Ports To Forward for A Little to the Left

The network ports for A Little to the Left are as follows:

A Little to the Left - Steam TCP: 27015, 27036 UDP: 27015, 27031-27036 A Little to the Left - Playstation 4 TCP: 3478-3480 UDP: 3074, 3478-3479 A Little to the Left - Playstation 5 TCP: 3478-3480 UDP: 3074, 3478-3479 A Little to the Left - Switch TCP: 6667, 12400, 28910, 29900, 29901, 29920 UDP: 1024-65535 A Little to the Left - Xbox One TCP: 3074 UDP: 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500 A Little to the Left - Xbox Series X TCP: 3074 UDP: 88, 500, 3074, 3544, 4500

We have guides that are custom tailored for A Little to the Left that will show you the ports.

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A Little to the Left is a puzzle game. Puzzle games require players to solve a variety of puzzles ranging from logic to patterns to words and numbers. Puzzle games sometimes use a timer to create a sense of pressure to solve the puzzle faster. Some puzzlers involve level progression, but many are more of the arcade style where all progression ends when the player stops playing.

Forward Ports for A Little to the Left

When you are playing A Little to the Left you might need to forward some ports in your router. Forwarding ports is a useful trick in gaming because it can really help to make your network connection most stable and on occasion even faster. Routers were not designed to allow incoming network requests and some games can play tremendously better if an incoming connection is forwarded through the router to the game.

Before You Forward a Port

Before you can forward a port you need to know the following things:

  • Your router's IP address.
  • The IP address of the device that the game will play on: either your computer or your console.
  • A list of TCP and UDP ports to forward.

How to click the links to get to your router's IP Address

The easiest way to locate your router's IP address is to run our free Router Detector utility. It's a part of the Network Utilities suite of tools and it's completely free to use.

How To Forward Ports

A smart way to forward your ports is to use Network Utilities . Since Network Utilities allows you to both forward and un-forward ports easily you can keep your network security maximized, and then forward ports only when you need them. Alternatively you can do it by hand.

The general process for forwarding a port is:

  • Login to your router.
  • Locate your routers port forwarding section.
  • Put the IP address of your computer or gaming console in the appropriate box in your router.
  • Put the TCP and UDP ports for your game in the matching boxes in your router.
  • Intermittently you have to reboot your router for the changes to take effect.

That should be all you have to do to forward your ports. Check our growing list of games and applications for more port forwarding guides.

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