Setting up static Ethernet on Windows
This document explains how to configure a static Ethernet connection on Windows 7, 8/8.1, and 10 computers.
Note: Static Ethernet connections are needed if your office or lab machine uses a static IP address. Most offices use dynamic IP addresses. Please check with your technical support personnel for the correct IP address settings and options.
- Open the Start menu, select Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. If you do not see the Control Panel listed, search for it by typing after opening the Start menu.
- Click Change adapter settings.
- Right-click Local Area Connection, then select Properties.
- Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click Properties. A window similar to the following appears:
- Select Use the following IP address.
- Type the IP address supplied to you in the IP Address: field.
- Type 255.255.255.0 in the Subnet mask: field.
- Type 126.96.36.199 in the Preferred DNS server: field.
- Type 188.8.131.52 in the Alternate DNS server: field.
- Select Append these DNS suffixes (in order).
- Click the Add... button that is below the Append these DNS suffixes (in order): radio button.
- Type it.northwestern.edu into the Domain suffix field, then click the Add button.
- Type northwestern.edu into the Domain suffix field, then click the Add button.