Windows - Change IP via the command prompt

October 2016


How to change the IP address via the command prompt?


  • First open the command prompt as administrator:
    • Press the Windows key on your keyboard or click Start to bring up the boot menu.
    • In the search bar, type "cmd".
    • Instead of validating the search, press CTRL + SHIFT + Enter.
  • To change IP and default gateway:
    • netsh int ip set address "local area connection" static 1 
  • To change DNS:
    • netsh int ip set dns "local area connection" static primary 
  • This procedure will work, assuming that:
    • The network adapter you're trying to change the IP for named "local area connection". It could also be named as "local area connection 2" or "wireless network connection".
    • Look in your control panel for the correct name
    • The IP you want to set is, change this to whatever IP you want to use.
    • The default gateway and DNS are the same as the IP. Change this to match your network config found with the command ipconfig /all

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