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Windows - Change IP via the Command Prompt

If you're using a PC running Windows operating system, you can change your IP address via the Command Prompt. You might want to do this for security reasons. This article will show you how to get started.

How To Change Your 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

Thanks to 2xod.com for this tip

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