Configuring IPv4 Settings on Windows
The Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) is the fourth version of the Internet Protocol and is used by most computers and devices on the Internet today. Configuring IPv4 settings on a Windows device is an important part of connecting it to the Internet. This guide will explain the steps necessary to configure IPv4 settings on a Windows device.
Before You Begin
Before you begin configuring your IPv4 settings, it’s important to make sure you have all the information you need. You should have the following pieces of information before starting:
• The IP address of your computer
• The Default Gateway of your network
• The Subnet Mask of your network
• The DNS server addresses for your network
If any of these items are unclear or unavailable, please consult your network administrator or ISP for assistance.
Step One: Open the Network Connections Window
The first step to configuring IPv4 settings on a Windows device is to open the Network Connections window. To do so, go to the Start menu and type “ncpa.cpl” into the search box. This will bring up the Network Connections window.
Step Two: Select Your Network Connection
Once the Network Connections window is open, select the network connection you wish to configure. This could be a wireless connection, an ethernet connection, or any other type of connection.
Step Three: Properties of the Network Connection
Once you have selected your network connection, right-click on it and select “Properties” from the context menu.
Step Four: Open the TCP/IPv4 Properties
In the Properties window, select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” from the list of available protocols. This will open the TCP/IPv4 Properties window.
Step Five: Enter Your IP Address
In the TCP/IPv4 Properties window, select the option for “Use the following IP address” and enter the IP address that was provided to you earlier.
Step Six: Enter the Subnet Mask
In the TCP/IPv4 Properties window, enter the Subnet Mask that was provided to you earlier.
Step Seven: Enter the Default Gateway
In the TCP/IPv4 Properties window, enter the Default Gateway address that was provided to you earlier.
Step Eight: Enter the Preferred and Alternate DNS Servers
In the TCP/IPv4 Properties window, enter the Preferred and Alternate DNS servers that were provided to you earlier.
Step Nine: Finalize the Configuration
Once all of the information has been entered, click on the OK button to save the configuration. The changes will take effect immediately.
Configuring IPv4 settings on a Windows device is an important part of connecting it to the Internet. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you should be able to easily configure your device’s IPv4 settings. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your network administrator or ISP for assistance.