VIII. PC Setup

How to change the IP Address on a Windows Computer

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Windows 10

To change the IP address of a network adapter in Windows 10:

Open the Start Menu and type "ncpa.cpl". This should then show:

ncpa.cpl
Control panel item

Click on that item or press the Enter key.

This will open the Network Connections control panel.


In the Network Connections control panel window, there should be a Local Area Connection adapter, which will usually be the network adapter on the computer:

To configure the connection, either double-click the icon or right-click the adapter and select Status, which will bring up a Status window for the connection:

Click on the Details button to see the IP address details for that connection:

Click on the Properties button to configure the connection:

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

This will go to the IP address settings for the adapter, select the Use the following IP address radio button which will make it possible to enter IP address details in the fields below.

Set the IP address details to the ones shown below if performing firmware recovery on the DrayTek router, otherwise set the IP address details to match the network:

Click OK on that window then Close or OK on the Local Area Connection properties window, which will apply the IP address changes to the network adapter:

To set the Local Area Connection back to DHCP:

  1. Go to the Network Connections Control Panel > Local Area Connection
  2. Right click, select Properties, go to the Properties for Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  3. Set the radio buttons to Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically
  4. Click OK on that window and OK / Close on the next window to apply that.


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