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How To Set A Static IP Address In Windows

To access the Installation Console, you need to manually set the IP address of your computer to 

To change the computer’s IP address in Windows, type Network and Sharing into the Search box in the Start Menu and select Network and Sharing Center when it appears. If you are in Windows 8.x it will be on the Start Screen itself. If you’re in Windows 7 or 10 it’ll be in the start menu.

1start menu

Then when the Network and Sharing Center opens, click on Change adapter settings. This will be the same on Windows 7 or 8.x or 10.


Right-click on your local adapter and select Properties.

3local area connection

In the Local Area Connection Properties window highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)then click the Properties button.


Now select the radio button Use the following IP address and enter in these details:

  • IP address:
  • Subnet Mask:
  • Default Gateway:


Now close out of the Local Area Connections Properties window.


Click Close

Now open a web browser and go to to access the Installation Console

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