3 Ways to Change the IP Address in Windows 10

How would you like to change the (internet protocol) IP address in Windows 10 operating system? There are a few different ways that you can do this, from using PowerShell or CMD (Command Prompt). Keep reading to find out about other methods as well.

NOTE: To change your IP address (internet protocol) in Windows 10 OS, you must use an administrator account to log in to Windows 10. It would also be ideal if you have some knowledge about IP addresses and subnet masks in general.

IP addresses are one of the most common ways services identify a user. Even if your IP address is dynamic, it may change frequently as a result of router settings or due to other factors.

On the other hand, IP addresses have a few drawbacks. First and foremost, your IP address may be used to determine your location. Your IP address may also be used by services to keep track of you across the web.

Unfortunately, using the techniques described below will not conceal your location. As long as your IP address is linked to your ISP, it can still be discovered via their nearest network center. It won’t help if you’ve been banned from a service – you’re only changing the IP address on your local network, not the one that the internet sees. For that level of security, consider using Tor or a VPN.

Change your IP address with a VPN or proxy server 

When you utilize any of the virtual private networks we’ve reviewed in our list, the service will instantly make you appear to have a different IP address from whatever country you pick. Simply launch your VPN software and connect to a city other than the one you’re currently in, and you’ll instantly have a new IP address that makes it appear as if you’re from anywhere else and no one will be easily able to locate IP address or your coordinates.

Standalone VPN apps are significantly heavier than browser-based VPNs and proxies. There are several key privacy distinctions we’ve previously covered, but when you use a proxy, it also alters your public IP address. Edge Chromium, Firefox, Chrome, and Brave Browser all have their own types of proxies and browser-based VPNs that you can test for yourself.

Changing IP address by using CMD

You may also modify the IP address in Windows 10 using PowerShell or Command Prompt if you want to use a CLI Command-line interface. Run the command “netsh interface ip show config” regardless of whether you’re using a GUI, text-based console, or non-command line interface. Recognize the (NA) network adapter you wish to modify the (internet protocol)IP address in the outcomes that are displayed. For instance, see the example in the image below.

Changing IP address by using CMD

If you wish to alter your router’s dynamic IP address to one that is automatically supplied by DHCP, use the given command: netsh interface ip set address “Network Interface Name” dhcp. Follow the steps accordingly to avoid any errors.


For setting a static (internet protocol) IP address, use the given command: netsh interface ip set address name= “Network Interface Name” static [IP address] [Subnet Mask] [Gateway]. Fill in the details that match your system’s settings.

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Change your IP address by unplugging the router

The simplest and quickest method to obtain a new IP address is to go to an IP-checking site and discover what your current IP address is, then walk over to your router and disconnect it for at least five minutes. It might take a few minutes longer, depending on how long it takes your ISP in general to renew IP addresses. After you’ve reconnected everything, refresh the website to see whether your IP address has changed.

Essentially, you’re attempting to make your router “forget” about your device so that it treats it as a newbie and assigns it a fresh address. However, this isn’t always effective. It’s not unusual for it to take several attempts, and in rare instances, you may have to leave the router unplugged all night. If you have a modem that is separate from your router (which is increasingly common), you must unplug both devices, leave them off for 5 minutes or more, then first power the modem before the router. 


You have now an idea that there’s not just 1 but multiple ways to change your IP address. These are the most common and quite useful methods for changing your IP address within no time. Other than this there are more ways as well to change your IP address but as per our research, these 3 are the most commonly used methods and are also pretty easy.

Nathaniel Villa
Nathaniel Villa