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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5 Responses to Vista Static Ip

  • Janet Somerville says:

    Trying to connect ubuntu box to vista box to share folders. have set up fstab so it connects to vista box’s IP, but the number changes each time vista box reboots. How do I set up vista box so that it has an IP that doesnt change?

    I tried telling ipv4 to use a constant address, but when I do that it wont connect to the internet.

    Any suggestions appreciated.
    firstly, thanks for responding to my question.

    ipconfig/all gives me

    I cant see an address starting with ‘192’

    the address Im using in Linux is – (this was the ip when last I edited fstab). Is there a way I can set it to this?

  • Amie Wolken says:

    i have a windows vista laptop and i am the administrator and there is only 1 account on the laptop

    i have a wirelss router giving me internet.
    i have made a static ip on my laptop


    OR WILL IT STAY THE SAME FOR MY FIRST ACCOUNT AND on my 2nd account it will chnage

  • Heidi Cabrera says:

    Trying to get ahold of my provider is like trying to call the lottery hotline right after a draw…practically impossible. I need the answer though, any ideas…please?

  • Louisa Ellman says:

    Please help me out, I’m using the guide from

    I’ve posted the question on the forum, here is the link:;action=display;num=1212967324;start=0

    Here’s the question again:

    Router: Linksys WRT54GS
    Program: uTorrent
    System: Windows Vista

    Using the guide, I followed every direction meticulously down to where it says “Do Not Skip This Step!” It asks to enter my static IP address as “192.168.1.__” My router’s IP address is, and the static IP I selected is, but the guide doesn’t accept the .2., only .1.

    What do I do now? It said on the Static IP guide to only change the last number, so I don’t know if I am supposed to change the 2 to a 1… So confused right now, and it was going so well!

  • Sonia Gourley says:

    My wireless internet card is currently “connected with limited access” and my friend is telling me its because I have a static IP. How would I reset my IP back to normal and fix this so i get internet connection to my router?

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