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FIX: Can’t change static IP address & DNS server Windows 10


Elena Constantinescu
by Elena Constantinescu

VPN Expert & Privacy Advocate


  • More and more computer users are looking for ways to enhance their computer privacy. Using dynamic IP addresses and private DNS servers are a great way to do that.
  • If you can’t change your static IP address and DNS servers on Windows 10, you can try forcing it from the Command Prompt or PowerShell. Discover more solutions.
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fix cannot change static IP address & DNS server Windows 10

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Your IP address represents your ID when you go online. It’s assigned by your ISP and can be used to trace your approximate location.

Meanwhile, your DNS servers are responsible for translating the domains you search online into IP addresses so that machines can understand where you want to go. They are also assigned by your ISP.

However, many privacy-concerned users understand why it’s critical to change their IP address and DNS servers on Windows 10 and other operating systems. It’s problematic when that’s not possible.

If this sounds familiar to you, keep reading to learn how to fix it:

I can’t change my ip address. When I right click local area connection -> properties, the properties for Internet Protocol Version 4 is greyed out. could anyone help me fix this? thanks a lot.

posted by segfault on SuperUser

In other cases, Windows 10 pops up the following error:

Windows 10 says that Windows 10 an unexpected condition occurred

However, you can fix the unexpected condition error on Ethernet or Wi-Fi so that you can change your static IP address and DNS servers.

How can I change my static IP address and DNS servers on Windows 10?



This post was written by Elena Constantinescu and was first posted to WindowsReport



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