How to set the Static IP address on Windows 11

Normally, IP addresses are automatically distributed by the router through the protocol DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). This means that the device will not permanently have the same IP address. If you have a media server or another device that you need to always use the same IP, the tutorial "How to set the Static IP address on Windows 11” will be helpful.

The reasons why a Static IP address is needed are quite few. It is generally used when on PC / Server with Windows 11 an application is running that you need the IP address not to change.

How to set the Static IP address on Windows 11

The network settings have a very friendly interface on Windows 11 and you don't need IT experience to set the Static IP address on Windows 11.

1. You open Settings, then in the bar on the left go to Network & Internet.

2. Go to the connection settings Ethernet (or Wi-Fi). Here you can configure DNS and connection type.

Windows 11 - Network & Internet
Windows 11 – Network & Internet

3. click on Edit la IP assignment, where in the image below it is set Automatic (DHCP).

How to set the Static IP address on Windows 11
IP Settings in Windows 11

4. Choose the “Manual"To Edit IP Settings.

Edit IP Settings in Windows 11
Edit IP Settings in Windows 11

5. Select IPv4, then set the static IP address.

static IP Address in Windows 11
static IP Address in Windows 11

After saving the new settings, the computer will permanently keep its IP address (local).

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