In this article, we will discuss how to add a static IP alias to a DHCP interface on Windows 8 and above.
Adding a static IP alias to a DHCP interface on Windows 8 and above is a simple process. It requires the user to edit the registry and the network interface settings.
The first step is to open the registry editor. This can be done by pressing the Windows key and R together. In the box that appears, type “regedit” and press Enter. From here, navigate to:
Where [InterfaceGuid] is the GUID for your network adapter. To find this, navigate to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections. Right-click on your network adapter and select Properties. In the Properties window, select the Details tab, and look for the “GUID” field. Copy and paste this into the registry editor.
Once you have navigated to this location in the registry, right-click anywhere in the right-hand pane and select “New > DWORD (32-bit) Value”. Name the entry “EnableDhcpAlias” and set the value to 1.
Next, open the network adapter settings by navigating to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections. Right-click on your network adapter and select Properties. In the Properties window, select the Networking tab and double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
In the window that appears, select the Advanced button. In the Advanced TCP/IP Settings window, select the IP Settings tab, and then select the “Add” button.
In the Add IP Address window, enter the IP address, Subnet mask, and Default gateway as required, and select the “Add” button.
Once you have added the IP address, select the “OK” button, and then select the “Close” button.
You should now be able to connect to the network using the new IP address. To test this, open a command prompt and type ipconfig /all. You should see the new IP address listed in the output.
That’s all there is to it. As you can see, adding a static IP alias to a DHCP interface on Windows 8 and above is a relatively simple process. It requires editing the registry and network adapter settings, but the steps are straightforward and easy to follow.