Fix: IPv4 Properties Not Working in Windows 10

By: Ivan Jenic
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Windows 10 has a lot to offer to its users, but unfortunately there might be some bugs here and there. Some users report that they cannot change IPv4 properties in Windows 10, and if you’re setting up a network, that can be a big problem, but there are a few solutions that you want to check out.

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What to do if IPv4 Properties Don’t Work in Windows 10

If you didn’t know IPv4 settings are located in Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections, and many users report that the properties button isn’t working. In addition, you can’t even change the IPv4 settings by double clicking them. This means that you’re stuck with default IPv4 settings, and this is not what many users want, so let’s try to fix that.

Solution 1 – Change the rasphone.pbk files

Properties for connections are stored i PBK files, and there is usually one PBK file per user available. To enable IPv4 properties you need to find and manually edit PBK file, so let’s get started.

  1. Navigate to to the following:
    • C:\Users\[YOURUSER]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Network\Connections\Pbk\rasphone.pbk
  2. After you’ve found rasphone.pbk it’s a good idea to make a copy of this file and save it in a different folder in case you need to use it as a backup. This is entirely optional, but it doesn’t hurt to be a bit more careful.
  3. Right click the rasphone.pbk and choose Open with. Then select Notepad from the list of suggested applications.IPv4 properties not working
  4. After you’ve opened this file with Notepad find the IpPrioritizeRemote and set it’s value from 1 to 0. Some users advise to also set IPInterfaceMetric to 1, so if changing IpPrioritizeRemote doesn’t work try changing IPInterfaceMetric as well.
  5. Now all that you have to do is to save the changes and IPv4 properties should be working as usual.

Solution 2 – Use Powershell to enable Split Tunneling

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  1. Start Powershell. You can do so by typing Powershell in the Search bar and right clicking the Powershell icon and choosing Run as administrator from the menu.
  2. Enter the following command into Powershell and press Enter to run it (You should now get detailed listing of settings for each VPN. Pay attention to the Name section and locate the name of your connection because you’ll need it in the next step):
    • Get-VpnConnectionIPv4 properties not working1
  3. Now, enter this into Powershell (Remember to change myVPN to the name of your connection that you’ve found in previous step)
    • Set-VpnConnection -Name “myVPN” -SplitTunneling $TrueIPv4 properties not working2
  4. Run that command by pressing Enter, and that’s it.

Solution 3 – Set IPv4 properties manually via Powershell

Next thing we’re going to try is another Powershell ‘trick’. Here’s exactly what you need to do:

  1. Run Powershell as administrator. If you don’t know how to do it, have a look at Step 1 in previous solution.
    After the Powershell starts enter this:

    • set-DnsClientServerAddress -InterfaceAlias   “My Connection” -ServerAddresses 208.67.222.222,8.8.8.8,208.67.220.220,8.8.4.4IPv4 properties not working3
  2. It’s important to change My Connection to the name of your connection as well as IP addresses. Using the same IP addresses that we used in our example won’t work for you.

We hope that these solutions were helpful to you, and that you have managed to successfully set IPv4 properties in Windows 10. If you have any questions, comments, or maybe some other solutions for this problem, just reach the comment section below.

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