Assigning Additional IP Address to Windows Server

There are different ways to assign additional IP addresses on a windows machine. We will show you how to complete this task via GUI and command line:

 

 

Adding an IP address to network adapter:

 

Right Click the network icon in the Taskbar and Click Open Network and Sharing Center:

 

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Click the Ethernet connection:

 

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In the Ethernet Status window click Properties:

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Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP4) in the Ethernet Properties and click Properties:

 

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Click Use the following IP address: and enter IP Address, Subnet mask, Default Gateway and Preferred DNS Server and then click Advanced:

 

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Click Add for additional IP addresses:

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Enter the additional IP address and Subnet mask and Click Add:

 

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You can repeat the process to add more IP Addresses to your network card.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding an IP address from the command line:

 

We can add an IP address via command line as well, and this can be done by command “netsh”

You can view the accepted parameters of “netsh” using “netsh /?” and you will be presented with a list of commands. To add the IP address we will use following string of parameters:

 

netsh interface ipv4 add address

 

Note: For Windows Server 2003/XP and earlier, replace “ipv4” with just “ip” in above command.

 

Following command will add the IP address 192.168.1.20 with Subnet mask 255.255.255.0 to the connection titled “Ethernet”:

 

     netsh interface ipv4 add address “Ethernet” 192.168.1.20 255.255.255.0

 

Note: Replace “Ethernet” with your own connection title/name.

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