To assign a Static IP Address to your network connection follow these steps:
1. Open Network Connections
2. Right click the connection you wish to assign a Static Address to and choose Properties.
3. In the Properties box that comes up select "Internet Protocol TCP/IP" and click the Properties button beneath.
4. In Internet Protocol TCP/IP Properties place a dot in "Use the following IP Address".
5. Enter the IP address you wish to use and OK the change. Click OK on Local Area Connection Properties.
To learn more about IP addressing open Help and Support and search for "IP Address"