Set static IPv4 or IPv6 address in the Windows 10 Settings app

Usually the Windows 10 clients work with assigned DHCP addresses , which they receive from your DHCP server or router in the network. Under certain circumstances, however, it can make sense to assign a static IP address to a Windows 10 client .

We have described in detail in our article ” Setting up a static IP address in Windows 10 ” how to set up this assignment using the well-known control panel functions .

However, since Microsoft is increasingly removing these legacy issues and transferring all settings to the Windows 10 Settings app , we would like to explain briefly how you can set a static IPv4 or IPv6 address in the Windows 10 settings. Microsoft only introduced this IP assignment with Windows 10 version 1903 .

Static IP address in Windows 10 settings

To do this, you first call the Windows 10 Settings app using the key combination

and then changes to the area

Network and Internet (WLAN, airplane mode, VPN …)

and then into the area



Ethernet connected

As you can see, a symbol for the network connection is shown, which is marked with

Ethernet (connected)

Now you have to click on this symbol and then the display changes as follows.

Ethernet IP settings

Relatively far below you can see the area ” IP settings ” and the current network setting Automatic (DHCP) “. If you want to change this, you have to

To edit


Manual IP settings

Thereupon another small window appears in which you change the IP settings from ” Automatic (DHCP)


have to change.

Activate IPv4

In the next display you have to choose whether you want to assign the static IP address for the IPv4 or IPv6 range . As a rule, you will always set the IPv4 slider to ” On ” here.

Enter the IP address, subnet, GW and DNS

Here you now have the input options for the static IP address of your Windows 10 PC . You can fill the following fields here.

  • IP address
  • Subnet prefix length
  • Gateway
  • DNS preferred
  • Alternative DNS

If you have entered all the fields for the static IP address correctly and

to save

, these IP changes become active immediately and the DHCP address is converted into a static IP address .

Finally, you will find other interesting articles on the topic of ” Windows Network ” here.

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– Allow Windows 10 updates and downloads from other PCs in the network
– Hyper-V VMs react slowly with network traffic – Deactivate VMQ – Do
not disconnect network connections in standby with Windows
– Define sequence of network connections with Windows 10
– Reset network in Windows 10
– Always wait for the network when restarting the computer and logging in
– Remove or show the network icon from the Windows 10 taskbar
– Switch Ethernet network connection and WLAN connection to Windows 10 to metered
– Teaming of network cards and performance
– Determine network problems – Only log ping dropouts – Pingtest.bat – Network inventory