This can be done in one of two ways; the first way to access it is via the control panel.
Select the Windows 7 Orb on the bottom left-hand corner and select the control panel option as shown below: There are several views which are available for the control panel; by default the category view is used.
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Once the properties option is selected the interface properties windows will be displayed.
This screen gives the option to configure a number of different network parameters.These options are shown in their correct locations in the following figure: Once these options have been entered on the screen simply press Ok on both property screens and the configuration of a static IP is complete.The knowledge of static IP configuration is vital in modern organizational environments as many do not completely utilize automatic IP assignment; it is also vital knowledge when trying to troubleshoot IPv4.For the purposes of this article the wired interface will be used as the interface being given a static IP Address.By right-clicking on the correct interface a sub-menu is shown; from this menu select the properties option.For the purpose of this article the IP address 192.168.1.100 is used with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and a default gateway of 192.168.1.1.The DNS server which will be configured is 220.127.116.11.Once the properties button is pressed the IPv4 properties window is displayed which shows that the interface is currently configured to obtain both its IP address and its DNS server information automatically.In order to change to a static IP address the option to Use the following IP address must be selected; once this is done the option to enter the IP address parameters is enabled and the Use the following DNS server addresses option is selected.For more information about static and dynamic IP addresses, see What is an IP address?To set a static IP address in Windows 7, 8, and 10: Gear Head Support is a technical support service for NETGEAR devices and all other connected devices in your home.