Change an IP address, Gateway and DNS via CMD
Changing TCP/IP settings using the GUI property is fairly simple. If you have to change IP address settings using CMD to automate the process, here’s how to do it:
To change an IP address and DNS server setting using the built-in utility in Windows called “Netsh” we’ll do the following:
Run Netsh click on start then RUN and type CMD press ENTER.
When the command prompt comes up type Netsh, now you should be ready to execute commands. For a start, type “interface ip show config“ that will show up the TCP/IP network settings.
To change the Local Area Connection TCP/IP settings including an IP address, subnet mask and default gateway, type the following command:
interface ip set address name=”Local Area Connection” static 192.168.10.42 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.1
As you can see, we changed the network properties for “Local Area Connection”.
Changing the DNS IP address is almost identical as the procedure above, type the following command on the Netsh prompt:
interface ip set dns “Local Area Connection” static 192.168.1.1
To setup a secondary DNS type the following:
interface ip add dns “Local Area Connection” 192.168.1.2
To Setup WINS, type the following command:
interface ip set wins “Local Area Connection” static 192.168.1.1
To set the network properties to obtain the IP address from a DHCP server, type the following command:
interface ip set address “Local Area Connection” dhcp
To set DNS to obtain IP address automatically type the following:
netsh interface ip set dns “Local Area Connection” dhcp
If you want to use the batch script to automate this process you can do the following:
netsh int ip set address “Local Area Connection” static 192.168.0.10 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.1 1
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