If you are experiencing trouble with your network connection and have it configured to DHCP then, figuring out your IP address can be quite a task.
After that, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) seen under ‘Networking’ tab and hit the ‘Properties’ button.
Switch the selector to ‘Use the following IP address’.
Once the computer has a specific address tied to it, a router can be set up to always forward certain inbound requests directly to that computer, such as FTP requests if the computer shares files over FTP.
Not using a static IP address (using a dynamic IP that does change) is a hassle if you're hosting a website, for example, because with every new IP address that the computer gets, you have to change the router settings to forward requests to that new address.
We will see three methods to do it: Right-click the network (or Wi-Fi) icon visible on Windows 10 Taskbar.
From the list of 2 options displayed, select the latter one – Open Network and Internet settings.
Instantly, a separate window will open and direct you to the Network Connections section of the Control Panel.
Right-click the network connection you need to set a static IP-address for and select ‘Properties‘ option.
Static IP addresses are also useful for when the device's domain name is inaccessible.
Computers that connect to a file server in a workplace network, for instance, could be set up to always connect to the server using the server's static IP instead of its hostname.