Friday, July 27, 2018

How to Open and Edit IPv4 Properties in Windows 10


Now, Windows 10 users can easily modify the IP address of PCs network adapter. Now, they are able to connect to the internet or the network they belong to, in case if there is no automatic connection for that PC.

Many a time, you have to face that access to change this setting becomes restricted for an odd reason even if you are an administrator. If the Windows 10 VPN IPv4 Properties are not working correctly, then you no need to worry about it. In this post, you will get a few suggestions that may help you to fix this issue and tell how to open and edit IPv4 properties in the Windows 10.

Windows 10 VPN IPv4 Properties not working

To change IP settings you need to follow this path: go to the Settings > Network and Internet > Change adapter options > Select Network adapter > right click and open properties.
Here, you can select the TCP/IP 4 and change it.
If you have any trouble to do this, then you can follow the below-mentioned tips below to solve accessing IPv4 properties.

How to fix “Cannot edit IPv4 properties” issue in Windows 10?

1- To manually set IPv4 properties to use PowerShell

Unfortunately, you cannot set it with the help of user interface, But you can set it using PowerShell. This will perform only when you run the PowerShell with administrator privileges. Run the following command: set-DnsClientServerAddress -InterfaceAlias “Ethernet” -ServerAddresses xxx.xx.xxx.xxx,x.x.x.x,xxx.xx.xxx.xxx,x.x.x.x.

Here, ethernet is the name of your network adapter or connects which you have set by default. In case, if you want to find the actual name then you can type the following command  in PowerShell: Get-NetAdapter -physical | where status -eq 'up.'
And then click on Enter button:

This command will show you a list of available ethernet adapter on your PC.
Those four sets of X should be the IP address, and it should match with the sequence.

2- Edit rasphone.pbk files

This file is able to save property for the connections. Therefore, you cannot access the IP properties, but it is possible that it has been disabled in here. The plus point is this here that you can open, and edit it with Notepad. To use the Notepad, please follow the steps as mentioned below–

       First, launch the Windows Explorer, and enable hidden files view.
       Then place the file at C:\Users\ <username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk\_hiddenPbk\rasphone.pbk
       Right-click on the rasphone.pbk.
       And then choose to open with Notepad, it’s a way to edit INI files.
       Search for IpPrioritizeRemote, and when you get it, set its value from 1 to 0.
       Now, search for the IPInterfaceMetric, and set its value to 1.
       After that, save it and then exit.
       Next, try to reaccess the IPv4 settings.
       Hope that this time it should work.

3- Enable Split Tunneling if you are using a VPN:

If you are using a VPN service with your computer system then obviously all data goes back, and forth through the VPN. Here, it is possible that it will disable the IPv4 edit interface. If you want to stay connected with both the local network and VPN as well, then you need to enable Split Tunneling.

       Open the PowerShell with admin administrations.
       Type the Get-VpnConnection and then press the enter key.
       It will show you the exact name of your VPN.
       Type the Set-VpnConnection -Name “yourVPNName” -SplitTunneling $True.
       And then click the Enter button again.
       It will free your IPv5 settings so you can change it to connect with your local network if you want to do it.

Hope that this post will help you to fix “Cannot edit IPv4 properties” issue in Windows 10.




Jack Tucker is an inventive person who has been doing intensive research in particular topics and writing blogs and articles on HP Printer Support, Brother Printer Support and many other related topics.


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