I want to set a static IP address for one network adapter. I have all the settings for IPv4 set to static. When I run
ipconfig /all in command prompt I get this as the settings for the adapter:
The address that I want is
192.168.7.1 you can see that the settings have partly taken effect however the computer is still assigning the automatic IP as the preferred one and making the IP that I want the "Duplicate". Why?
How do make windows assign the IP that I want without it making the one the auto configured IP the preferred one?
I don't want to disable auto configuration as described here as it would turn auto configuration off for all network adapters, not just the one that has to be static.
Default Gateway) is already using that address. You can't assign the same address to interfaces on two different devices and expect them to communicate. They need distinct addresses on the same subnet.