Sometimes it's necessary to assign your Windows PC a static IP-address to your PC. This guide will lead you through the necessary steps. This guide has been created on Windows 10, but on Windows 7 and 8/8.1 the steps are similar.
In this scenario, we will access an Access Point that has its default IP-address 192.168.1.2 and subnet mask 255.255.255.0. We assume that the Access point is not connected to your current network.
In the lower right corner of your start menu look for this symbol and right-click on it
- Open the Networks & Internet settings.
- Click on Ethernet > Change adapter options
You maybe see multiple network connections in the new window.
- Choose the one where your device is attached to. In most cases, you will find one connection with "Unidentified network"
- Right-click on this icon and choose properties.
- In the new window mark "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and click on properties.
- Change the settings to this:
But be aware: If your device uses another subnet, like 192.168.3.0, you of course have to use this subnet.
You now can access the configuration website of your device: