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Set IP Address using Netsh and PowerShell


How to set IP Address of the remote computer using PowerShell?

How to set DNS IP Address of the remote computer using PowerShell?

How to set static IP and DNS address in local or remote computer via PowerShell?


Script below will set local IP or set remote IP Address using PowerShell with the help of Netsh command.


For the script to work Winrm or Windows Remote Management must be enabled either on the local PC or remote computer or server.

The script of course needs to run at an elevated mode with the proper rights or privileges or in simple words the script will work only if you have the administrator rights.


Here’s the script:

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$set_IP = { netsh interface ip set address "Wi-Fi" static 192.168.1.107 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.254}

$set_DNS1= {netsh interface ip add dns "Wi-Fi" 8.8.8.8 }

$SET_DNS2 = { netsh interface ip add dns "Wi-Fi" 4.2.2.2 index=2  }

$show_ipconfig = { ipconfig /all }


Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock $set_IP -ComputerName .
Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock $set_DNS1 -ComputerName .
Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock $set_DNS2 -ComputerName .

#Show the configuration
Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock $show_ipconfig -ComputerName .



#set back the settings to DHCP
#$set_DHCP= {netsh interface ip set address name=”Wi-Fi” source=dhcp}
#Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock $set_DHCP -ComputerName .

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The connection name “Wi-Fi” must be known before you run the script or else script will not be able to set the IP  Address, in most cases it is label as “Local Area Connection” or if you have multiple NICs it might be labeled as “Local Area Connection 2”.

Make sure the IP Address you set is not use on the network or it will result as a conflict IP Address.


$set_DNS1= {netsh interface ip add dns "Wi-Fi" 8.8.8.8 }

$SET_DNS2 = { netsh interface ip add dns "Wi-Fi" 4.2.2.2 index=2  }

DNS1 will be the primary DNS  IP Address.

DNS2 will be the secondary DNS IP Address.

If you have multiple DNS then just add the IP Address and change the increment the index.

To set back the settings to DHCP use the script below:

#set back the settings to DHCP

#$set_DHCP= {netsh interface ip set address name=”Wi-Fi” source=dhcp}

#Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock $set_DHCP -ComputerName .


Cheers.. Hope it helps..till next time..
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