Set A Static IP Address On Windows 7 From The Command Line

Windows has traditionally been all about the GUI. However, in Windows 7 it’s possible to set a static IP address from the command line. Here’s how to do it.

Let’s say you want to give your Windows 7 system an IP address of, a subnet mask of, a default gateway of, and a DNS server address of Go to an elevated command prompt (right-click on the command prompt icon and select Run As Administrator) and type these two commands:

netsh interface ipv4 set address “local area connection” static

netsh interface ipv set dnsservers “local area connection” static

These commands will configure the Local Area Connection with a static IP, netmask, gateway, and DNS server.

If you want to switch back to receiving your networking settings from a DHCP server, use these commands:

netsh interface ipv4 set address name=”local area connection” source=dhcp

netsh interface ipv4 set dnsservers name=”local area connection” source=dhcp

This will set the Local Area Connection back to using DHCP.


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6 Responses to Set A Static IP Address On Windows 7 From The Command Line

  1. sam liyanage says:

    can u pls make this into a batch file and either add a download link or show it so we can copy and paste is

  2. Ben Gates says:

    Hi Jonathan. Thank you very much. This article was exactly what I needed. Very simple and most importantly works perfectly.

    To Sam Liyanage, just copy the command right off this webpage at paste it into a batch file of your choice, e.g. “static_ip.bat” (right-click desktop and select new text document, then rename text document to “static_ip.bat”).

    Thanks again Jonathan.

  3. X3STeNLiTE says:

    netsh interface ipv[4] set dnsservers “local area connection” static

    missing 4 ?

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  6. naveen says:

    The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
    this is the error i got when i run your command in run..??
    my ip is changing when i restarted my pc..
    in need to make is static permanent how ??
    please help me please
    Thank you in advance