March 31, 2010

How to change IP address / default gateway / DNS settings in Windows 7

How to change IP address / default gateway / DNS settings in Windows 7

1. How to change IP address in Windows 7 ?
2. How to Windows 7 to obtain IP address automatically (set Dynamic IP Configuration - DHCP)?
3. How to change or use Preferred DNS Server in Windows 7 ?
4. How to add multiple IP address in Windows 7 ?
5. How to add multiple gateway in Windows 7 ?
6. How to add multiple DNS/WINS servers in Windows 7 ?


Right click Network icon in the Windows task bar(right side) and Select "Open Network and Sharing Center".

Network Access Icon
Windows 7 -Network Access Icon


Click on "Change adapter settings" shown in the left pane of "Network and Sharing Center" then Network connections window will open.
Windows 7 : Network and Sharing Center

Now you can see "Local Area connection" dialogue box. Double click Local Area Connections and then select "Properties".

Windows 7 : Local Area Connection Properties

Double click over Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) settings from "Local Area Connection Properties".
Windows 7 : Local Area Connection Properties

In Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties dialogue box

You can get IP settings assigned automatically if your network is having a DHCP service. Otherwise, you need to ask your network administrator for the appropriate IP address settings.


Windows 7 : Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties

There are two options present for IP Address settings
1. Obtain IP address automatically
2. Use the following IP address


Select "Obtain IP Address automatically" if you have a DHCP support in your network, otherwise assign an IP address using "Use the following IP address" option and enter an IP address, Netmask and default gateway address.

Windows 7 : IPV4 Configuration
DNS Server Settings
Two types of DNS settings are there
1. Obtain Server address automatically
2. Use the following DNS server addresses:

Select "Obtain DNS server Address automatically" if you have a gateway which supports this configuration.If you know the IP address of your DNS server you can select "Use the following DNS server addresses:" option and enter Preferred DNS Server and Alternate DNS server (Optional) and click ok to save the settings.


Advanced TCP/IP Settings
Click "Advanced" button located bottom-right side of the dailogue box to configure advanced TCP/IP settings. Here you can see few tabs 1. IP settings ,2. DNS,3. WINS.

IP settings
Here you can assigns multiple IP address and gateway address for your system.

Windows 7 : IPV4 Advanced Configuration

DNS
Here you can add multiple DNS Servers address, in order of use.
Windows 7 : Add DNS server details here.

WINS
Add WINS server details here.
Windows 7 : Add WINS server details here.

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1 comment:

jack jessi said...

Thanks for your information. I have followed your steps then changed ip address. After i have checked my ip address from this site ip-details.com