How to Configure IP Address with PowerShell?

The IP address configuration is easy when you configure it using GUI. But do you know how to configure IP address using PowerShell or even command prompt (cmd)? Good if you know, but if you don’t know just follow this step by step article about configuring IP address using PowerShell.

I have written an article about configuring IP address with the command line before. You can read it from configure IP address with CMD or command prompt using Network Shell or Netsh utility.

Configure IP Address using PowerShell

Let’s start configuring IP address with Powershell.

1. Run PowerShell as administrator by searching PowerShell on Windows search and pressing Ctrl+Shift then press enter. It will open the PowerShell as an administrator. Or right click the PowerShell and click Run As Administrator.

2. To display the current system IP configuration type “Get-NetIPConfiguration” and press enter. It works the same as “Ipconfig” on Windows command prompt and “Ifconfigcommand on Linux.

Display IP Configuration with PowerShell

3. The “Get-NetAdapter” command shows all network adapters on your computer. It displays the virtual network adapters as well.

Find Network Adapters with PowerShell

The following command will help you find more information about network adapters. The “Get-NetAdapterHardwareInfo” shows hardware information and…

For example type “Get-NetAdapter | ft Name, DriverFileName, DriverData, DriverDescription“.

Network Adapter Information

There are more parameters for Network Adapter cmdlet, so try to find them with “Get-Help Get-NetAdapter -Detailed” command.

Get help of Network Adapters

That’s all, you need to work with PowerShell to learn more about network adapter configuration or configure IP address with PowerShell.

Configure IP Address with PowerShell

Like the old network shell (Netsh), you can configure IP address with PowerShell as well. It’s just changed to PowerShell cmdlet.

1. To change IP address, do it with “New-NetIPAddress“.

New-NetIPAddress -InterfaceIndex 2 -IPAddress -PrefixLength 24 -DefaultGateway

Assign IP Address with PowerShell – Configure IP Address Using PowerShell

Index 2 is the index number of my network adapter on Windows 10. You can find the index number with “Get-NetAdapter“.

2. To set DNS address use the “Set-DNSClientServerAddress“.

Set-DnsClientServerAddress -InterfaceIndex 2 -ServerAddresses

Set DNS Address using PowerShell

To set alternate DNS server just add the second DNS address with a comma.

Set-DnsClientServerAddress -InterfaceIndex 2 -ServerAddresses,

Internet Protocol TCP IPv4 Properties

To check the result type “Get-NetIPConfiguration” and press enter. It will shows all adapters IP configurations.

Rename Network Adapter

To rename a network adapter, type “Rename-NetAdapter -Name Ethernet -NewName IntConnection” and press enter. The Ethernet is the old name and the IntConnection is the new name.

Rename Network Adapter with PowerShell

Disable Network Adapter

To disable a network adapter, simply type “Disable-NetAdapter -ifAlias IntConnection” and press enter. Just type Y to disable network adapter with PowerShell.

Disable Network Adapter with PowerShell

Enable Network Adapter

Do the same as disable the network adapter and replace the disable to enable and press enter to enable network adapter with PowerShell.

Enable Network Adapter with PowerShell

Done! Hope you learn something about configuring IP address using PowerShell.

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  • Martin

    Thank you very much. These commands were very helpful.

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  • Stew

    How do you set it back to obtain IP address automatically (DHCP)?