Change IP address in Windows 8

Change IP address in Windows 8

If you want to change your IP address in Windows 8 you have to follow these steps:

1. Use Windows Key + R combination to start the Run window

Network Connections in Windows 8

2. Enter and run NCPA.CPL to open the Network Connections window

3. Right-click on Ethernet or Wi-Fi and choose Properties

6. Double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or on Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) (depending on the type of IP you use)

Setting up a Dynamic IP address in Windows 8

To set up a dynamic IP address in Windows 8 you have to select the following options (see example below):

Obtain an IP address automatically

Obtain DNS server address automatically

After selecting these options, press OK and wait for the PC to automatically update the IP address.

Setting up a dynamic IP address on Windows 8

Setting up a static IP address in Windows 8

To set up a static IP address in Windows 8, you need to know the IP address, Netmask, Gateway and DNS. These settings can be provided by your network administrator or your internet provider. If you want to setup a local area network, these data varies depending on your network configuration and / or your router settings.

To set up a static IP address in Windows 8 you have to follow these steps (see example below):

– Select Use the Following IP address option and enter your IP, Netmask and Gateway

– Select the option Use the Following DNS server addresses and enter one or two DNS addresses

Setting up a static IP address on Windows 8

Find out your IP address in Windows 8

1. Use Windows Key + R combination to start the Run window

2. Enter and run NCPA.CPL to open the Network Connections window

3. Right-click on Ethernet or Wi-Fi and choose Status

4. Press Details to display your IP address and your connection details