Thursday, January 26, 2012

Change IP Address and DNS settings

I've shown how to add multiple IP addresses in Windows 7 before. Today, let's go back to basic.

Set a static IP address on NIC:
netsh interface ip set address name=”Local Area Connection” static 192.168.1.100 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.1


Set to DHCP:
netsh interface ip set address name=”Local Area Connection” source=dhcp


Set the primary DNS and secondary DNS settings:
netsh interface ip set dns name=”Local Area Connection” static 192.168.1.1
netsh interface ip add dns name=”Local Area Connection” 8.8.8.8 index=2


Set the DNS setting to DHCP:
netsh interface ip set dnsservers name=”Local Area Connection” source=dhcp