Static IP Configuration - Windows Vista

Last Updated: 04/28/2015
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  • To request a static IP address, please go to
  • Static IP addresses on the CU Boulder campus must be assigned by OIT or other designated network administrators. A static IP address must be manually entered into a device, along with router address, subnet mask, DNS server addresses and domain information.
This tutorial applies to the following operating system(s):

Step 1

Click the Start menu. Next, click on the Network option.

Step 2

Click on the Network and Sharing Center button.

Step 3

Next, click Manage network connections from the left-side menu.

Step 4

Find the Local Area Connection icon. Right-click on the icon. Click Properties from the drop-down menu.

Step 5

In the window that opens, click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) (you may need to scroll down to find it). Next, click on the Properties button.

Step 6

In the window that opens, click the Use the following IP address: radio button. In the IP address:, Subnet mask:, and Default gateway: number fields, insert the numbers that were assigned to you by OIT.

Step 7

Next, click the Use the following DNS server addresses: radio button. Next, in the Preferred DNS server:, and Alternate DNS server: number fields, input the numbers that were assigned by OIT. Then click the OK button.

Step 8

Click OK in the other window. You can now start using your new internet connection. If for some reason the internet connection doesn't start working right away, restart the computer and try again.

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