Set Static IP in Windows 7 – TechnoTactics
There are some subtle changes between Windows 7 and either Windows XP and Windows Vista. Since I use virtualization with VMWare Fusion extensively to test environments, I seem to go through this drill too often. By the way, I upgraded to VMWare Fusion 3 before testing the production releases of Windows 7.
Step 1: Assuming that you are in the Category view, you should navigate to the Control Panel, choose Network and Internet, and then click Network and Sharing Center. This is the window that you should see .
- Click the
Local Area Connection
to begin configuring your static IP address.
Step 2: Back at the Local Area Connection Status window, click the Properties button. It will show you the Local Area Connection Properties dialog. Click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) in the item box of the dialog window.
Step 3: Click the Use the following IP address radio button and enter the appropriate values for your static IP address. The default gateway and DNS server are generally different but are the same when you’re using NAT addressing inside VMWare.
You should be Successful now. If you test the connection, Windows 7 raises and error but everything works after you Restart the operating system.