To assign a Static IP Address to your network connection follow these steps:
- Open Network Connections
- Right click the connection you wish to assign a Static Address to and choose Properties.
- In the Properties box that comes up select "Internet Protocol TCP/IP" and click the Properties button beneath.
- In Internet Protocol TCP/IP Properties click dot in "Use the following IP Address".
- Enter the IP address you wish to use and OK the change. Click OK on Local Area Connection Properties.