Windows Virtual Server: How To Add IP to Your Network Interface

For this guide, we use subnet 45.139.181.36/30 as an example. It is assigned to a Cloud Server.

To add IPs to the network interface, you have to connect to the server. You can find connection details at Terminal > Cloud Hosting > Cloud Servers > your chosen server > Overview.

Password and External IP highlighted in Heficed's cloud server management panel, Overview tab.

You can find information about your network server at Terminal > Cloud Hosting > Cloud Servers > your chosen server > Network.

Public IPv4 networks

To connect to the server, we will use RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). Use Remote Desktop Connection on your computer.

Rdp in Windows search window with Remote Desktop Connection as Best match.

Enter your server’s External IP into the Computer field and then click Connect.

In the Enter your credentials window, enter the User name and Password. Click OK.
NOTE: The default user name for RDP is Administrator. In the password field, enter your server’s password.

Enter your credentials form in Windows Security window.

Once you are connected, go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings.

Change adapter settings option highlighted in Network and Sharing Center menu.

Open the Properties of your network interface.

Properties option highlighted in the network interface right-click menu.

Now choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) in the list and click Properties.
NOTE: If the fields under Use the following IP address are empty, enter the Network information manually.

Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) highlighted in the network interface Networking menu.

Click Advanced… and click Add under IP addresses. Add the desired IP address and Subnet mask. Click Add.

Add button highlighted in the Advanced TCP/IP Settings menu.

Click OK to save the changes and then exit the window.

Next, search for CMD (Command Prompt) and Run as administrator.

Enter the following command to make sure that the IP address has appeared on the network interface:

ipconfig
Windows Command Prompt showing the entered IP config command.

Important!

Do not forget to stop and then start the Cloud Server after assigning additional IPs to it.

Let’s check if this added IP is pinging.

Windows Command Prompt showing that IP is pinging.

In our example, the IP is now configured on the network interface.

NOTE: If you require the IP to respond to ping requests, please make this modification on the firewall:

Search for Windows Defender Firewall.

Windows Defender Firewall highlighted in the Windows search results list.

Click Advanced Settings.

Advanced settings option highlighted in the Windows Defender Firewall menu.

Click Inbound Rules.

Inbound Rules option highlighted in the Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security menu.

Search for File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In).

File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-In) option highlighted in Inbound Rules menu.

Right-click the entry and then click Enable Rule.

Enable Rule option highlighted in File and Printer Sharing right-click menu.

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