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Vista Static Ip

There are many reasons why you might want setup a static ip address on your pc.  Setting a static ip for your vista machine is a real simple task.  The first thing you must do to set a static ip address on your Microsoft Vista pc is go to your control panel, and click on network and sharing center icon. Once you click on the Network and Sharing Center icon you should have a window that resembles the one below, you need to click on the Manage network connections located under Tasks on the left side of the screen.

Vista Static Ip Address

Vista Network and Sharing Center

After you have clicked on Manage network connections you should have a window that looks like the one below. **Note – You might have more than one connection under this window, all you have to worry about is selecting the right network connection that you will be using (Example – Ethernet, wifi.) Once you have located the adapter that you will be using. right click on the network adapter connection, and click properties.

Vista Network Connections

Once the Local Area Connection Properties window opens, select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP) as seen below and click on the properties button.  This will open up the Internet Protocol Version 4 properties window.

Vista Local Area Connection Properties

Inside the Internet Protocol Version 4 properties window, you will set your static ip address for your pc. In my example I am using the following:

  • Ip address:
  • Subnet mask:
  • Default gateway:
  • Preferred DNS server:
  • Alternate DNS server:

You can also use the following DNS server addresses provide by, to improve you internet browsing speed.


Vista Internet Protocl Version 4 Properties - Static ip

Once you click the ok button, you should now have static ip address configured on you Microsoft Vista computer.

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