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Two problems. Static I.P Address not static + Incredibly slow network t/fer speeds

Q: Two problems. Static I.P Address not static + Incredibly slow network t/fer speeds

Hi folks,

This is my first network setup and i am hoping someone can help me with some issues. The setup is as follows:

Router: Netgear DG834GT ADSL

Computer 1: (Known as Maude)

Celeron 434MHz CPU
512 Mb RAM
XP Home SP2
Wired to Router
Has USB Hard Drive that i want to use as a central data file storage space for the network.
Computer 2: (Known as Myrtle)

AMD Duron 1.29GHz CPU
512Mb RAM
XP Home SP2
Computer 3: (Known as Martha)

Celeron 1.86 GHz CPU
512 Mb RAM
Vista Home Basic
802.11g Mini Card Wireless Adapter

Computer 1 is in the living room and is used for email/browsing/word processing/IM and other relatively low demand applications and is the most likely to be switched on, hence the Networked Drive being attached to it.

Computer 2 is primarily the hub of my Recording Studio (grand name for a cobbled together hobby type affair) but is also used for email etc. It is located in an outbuilding but is no more than 7meters from the router and gets signal and link strengths that rarely dip below 50% and more likely average 65%

Computer 3 is my wifes college laptop and is only really part of the network so she can use the printer attached to computer 1 and back up her files on the networked drive.

All 3 computers communicate.

The biggest problem is the data transfer speeds between Computer 2 and Computer 1.

Computer 3 connects to both the other computers at the sort of speeds i would expect/hope (i.e.i click on a shared documents folder on computer 1 or 2 and there is a pause of 2 or 3 seconds and then the folder contents appear) .

Data Transfer between Computers 1 &2 have taken place at speeds of up to 30KBs (yes that is Bytes not bits) but this is extremely rare. More likely are speeds averaging 1 KBs.

The other problem is that, having set up static internal addresses on Computers 1&2 (to facilitate port forwarding) there seems to be some sort of battle going on inside Computer 2 whereby it struggles to connect and then reverts to taking on the IP address provided by the routers DHCP. (The static address on computer 1 has remained consistent) Even when Computer 2 is set to obtain an IP address automatically it keeps connecting and disconnecting every 20 seconds or so until, after much persuasion, i get it to remain connected.

Any hints/suggestions or even painkillers for my headache will be much appreciated.



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A: Two problems. Static I.P Address not static + Incredibly slow network t/fer speeds

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The IPv4 interface was set to 'Obtain address automatically'.Changed this setting to 'Use the following IP address, e.g.,, back to the dialog to set it back to 'dynamic' but the dialog displays that it is dynamic.  The system is still running with the previous static IP.    I can set the interface to another static IP, but I have to set it to this value
twice before it takes.I can click on okay on the interface that is displaying dynamic, but I need to disable the interface, wait 30 seconds, then enable the interface for dynamic to take affect.I have followed the procedures outline here and in a MS article for WS2003 to novail:


The laptop is running Windows 8.1 with the latest SP.  The laptop is a Lenovo W540.The laptop is standalone, not part of any domain, nor has it ever been a domain member.
Any help or suggestions to get this to work as designed... Thanks!

A:Static IP address does not appear in the IPv4 properties dialog after setting an exiting dialog. On reentry to the dialog you see dynamic, but the system is running with the static IP.

Hello luofang,
You need to set the static IP address twice and it will work?
As you use laptop, does this issue occur in all network environment and wireless and wired network?
Please take the following steps for troubleshooting:
1. If the issue only occur in wired network, try to update the driver from the manufacturer website
2. Use the command netsh int ip reset to reset TCP/IP
3. Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Troubleshooting\All Categories and run the Network adapter troubleshooter and Internet Connections Troubleshooter
Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENFangzhou CHEN
TechNet Community Support

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hello every one can some one please help me with this.. i have about 10 computers i want to setup private network with static ip add...this is what i have done so far i got the ip add that the router assigns to each computer. than take that ip add and use it as a static ip add.. on the same machine... but on one of them it does not work....am i doing this the right way or this is totally wrong... please help thanks

A:setting up private network with static ip address

I recently posted 2 screenshots of this, maybe they can help. First one is reserving IP in the router. Second alternative is setting a static IP on the computer, outside of the router DHCP interval:

Windows has detected an IP address conflict

It's easier to only do this in the router. You want have to go to every machine and change IP settings.

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I am trying to help someone who is half-way across the country to connect to the internet. He is using Win2k and just got a new laptop.

I have already walked him through using the internet wizzard, then adding his IP, Subnet mask, Default gateway, Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server.

He still cannot access the internet and I am just fresh out of ideas what other configurations I could have missed.


A:Win2k network: Cannot access internet with Static IP address

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Finally found a solution to my static IP issue. Whenever I would set my IP to static, the network would become Unidentified. To get the network back to Home I would change to DHCP, then back to static. After waking the computer up from Sleep mode it would go back to Unidentified. Since it didn't prevent me from doing anything I just gave up on it.
Today, on a whim, I re-enabled IPv6 on the Local Area Connection and, instantly, the network was Home again.

TLDNR - enable IPv6 to fix Unidentified Network when using a static IP address

A:Unidentified Network when setting IP address to static - solution!

Thanks for reminding us all that disabling IPv6 is not very wise, here is more information about IPv6 and what it does.

The Argument against Disabling IPv6

It is unfortunate that some organizations disable IPv6 on their computers running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, where it is installed and enabled by default. Many disable IPv6-based on the assumption that they are not running any applications or services that use it. Others might disable it because of a misperception that having both IPv4 and IPv6 enabled effectively doubles their DNS and Web traffic. This is not true.
From Microsoft's perspective, IPv6 is a mandatory part of the Windows operating system and it is enabled and included in standard Windows service and application testing during the operating system development process. Because Windows was designed specifically with IPv6 present, Microsoft does not perform any testing to determine the effects of disabling IPv6. If IPv6 is disabled on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, or later versions, some components will not function. Moreover, applications that you might not think are using IPv6—such as Remote Assistance, HomeGroup, DirectAccess, and Windows Mail—could be.
Therefore, Microsoft recommends that you leave IPv6 enabled, even if you do not have an IPv6-enabled network, either native or tunneled. By leaving IPv6 enabled, you do not disable IPv6-only applications and services (for example, HomeGroup in Windows 7 and DirectAccess in Windo... Read more

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I am running my laptop for over a year without connection problems.

I had to configure my friends router on a different subnet and so I setup a static IP address on the Ethernet card. I did the same on the wireless card too and everything worked on the new network

Once back to work, I had to set Ethernet and wireless network cards to automatically obtain IP address and DNS server settings.

After resetting, now I am not at all able to connect to any network unless I set the network (Ethernet/wireless) to static IP.

It is a big problem as I keep traveling and it is pretty odd to ask for the IP address at every guest port.

Please help urgently.

Hardware: Dell Inspiron 1525
Wireless card: Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card
Ethernet card: Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller
OS: Windows XP SP3

Wireless Zero: Automatic
DNS Client: Automatic
DHCP Client: Automatic
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper: Automatic

Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP enables under WINS settings.


A:Solved: acquiring network address fails after resetting static IP

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It's the newbie problem of accessing a non-static method from a static context. However, I can't seem to fix the problem. The program "should" just create a PNG and JPG file of an image I created.

Here is the code:

import java.awt.image.BufferedImage;
import java.io.*;
import java.awt.Graphics2D;
import java.awt.image.RenderedImage;
import javax.imageio.ImageIO;
import java.awt.Color;
public class WriteText_PicTest {

public RenderedImage myCreateImage()
int width = 100; int height = 100;

// Create a buffered image in which to draw
BufferedImage bufferedImage = new BufferedImage(width, height, BufferedImage.TYPE_INT_RGB);

// Create a graphics contents on the buffered image
Graphics2D g2d = bufferedImage.createGraphics();

// Draw graphics

g2d.fillRect(0, 0, width, height);
g2d.fillOval(0, 0, width, height);

// Graphics context no longer needed so dispose it
return bufferedImage;

public static void main (String args[])

// Create an image to save

RenderedImage rendImage = myCreateImage();

// Write generated image to a file

try {
// Save as PNG File
File file = new File("newimage.png");
ImageIO.write(rendImage, "png",... Read more

A:Solved: Newb Java Problem - non-static method cannot be accessed from static context

Just an FYI for anyone who might read this thread to find the answer to their own problem.

The solution was to make the method static. I could then use the first variable declaration 9see below) without any problem.

RenderedImage rendImage = myCreateImage();
Though, it still isn't clear to me why the method has to be static.

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I have an old Sony Vaio (VGN S4HP, to be precise), recently reinstalled XP and now I cannot get to connect to my wireless router network. Tried practically everything proposed on older threads but nothing worked. I may be wrong, but I believe the problem was present before the reinstall so the local techie had to set up a static IP to connect to the router. How do I go about doing this myself? I don't have my router's manual.

A:Wireless Stuck On "Acquiring network address", setting up static IP?

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Hi All,

I need some help sorting out this mess.

System: Windows 7-64 bit (Home Premium)
Router: Asus RT-n66u (LAN connection)
connected to my ISP Modem.

I gather this is a problem with Windows (can't figure out global DNS).

How do I set-up a static DNS IP address? Are there open source addresses available?

I've read that it is best not to change the actual static IP address for my network card because it might create issues with DHCP.

Local Area Connections are currently set-up for "obtain an IP address automatically" and the same for the DNS server. DHCP is enabled.

Is it easier to change this in my router (DNS) and then leave Win7 alone?

Thanks, ms

A:How to Set-up a Static DNS IP Address?

There are lots of free DNS servers on the Internet.

What problems are you having with your current DNS setting?

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I wonder if anyone could tell me if my IP address is static (

Thanks MYPXH02

A:Do I have a Static IP address

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Can any 1 help me I have been told that to get steady connection from my router to my ps4 I need to set up an static IP Address I dont know where to start so if you could give me info I would be greatful thanks kirsty.

A:static IP address

If your router has "DHCP Reservation" the easiest way is to use that to tell the router to always assign the specified address.

Else assign the ps4 avalid address that is in the LAN address space but outside the router's DHCP address range.

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Hello sometimes my internet goes out for no reason still a little. And someone was telling me that i might need a static ip address? I work from a home a lot and need constant internet as well as good speed and such. my ehternet is fine now it was a software issue I had to contact the maker of sager and just re-install everything and now it is fine. But now the modem sometimes goes out very rarely now. It is a new one so i don't think it is the cable modem, all the cords are connected fine. I am just confused of this. I did go to the motorola modem thing ip address common for most modems and I looked at the results but can't figure out what is acceptable and what is not

A:static ip address?

Is this the only PC that disconnects - do other devices connected work OK - if so how are they connected to the router - wireless or wired

would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.

if you are connected by wireless, please include the xirrus screen shots for both conditions - see how below.

Please post back here the make and exact model of the router and if you have a separate modem, the make and exact model of the modem.

Please make a note of the status of the lights on the modem and on the router when working normally - post that light status here.
Now when the internet disconnects make a note of the status of the lights for the modem and router here again. also note which have changed.

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG , Webroot etc

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste h... Read more

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I have ADSL and my ip changes everytime I connect so having a server that has a different ip address is garbage. Where can I get a static ip address from, for free? I am running Xitami.


A:I need a static IP address

Hi MatrixX.......
Try this



ALSO.......... check for local cable connection & ask if they are static or non static


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Hello , i want to make my ip address fixed. i did that thing about port forwarding so when i open "local area connection status" and click on the support tab , my ip address is fixed every time i restart my pc.

The problem is when go to "http://www.ip-adress.com/" i find my ip address changing . i wana make it fixed . how can i ?

I wana do this because i have an ftp site (and iam sharing it) . every time the ip address changes , i need to go and i change my share link. that's tiring

Please help

A:Static ip address

static addresses have two perspectives
WAN side; your public IP from the ISP
LAN side; addresses managed by your router
What you did was part(2)
To solve the WAN side, you need to

purchase a domain name and get your ISP to support the newly assigned address
OR use dyndns.com to follow the dynamic public address from your ISP


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Ok, so I'm trying to set up a static IP address for a program... I've been following

~~Note that the premise of this thread isn't about p2p.~~

I followed each tutorial to the period, but the only problem I'm having is the DNS servers. In the example on the site, there are two listed. When i do ipconfig /all on my computer, only 1 server is listed therefore I'm not able to fill in both "Preferred DNS server" and "Alternate DNS server" What should I do?

I'm pretty sure everything else is fine though; the configuration of the virtual server, the creation of a static IP address.

If screenshot's are needed, I'll be happy to supply.


A:Static IP Address Help!

SpyKiller112 said:


I followed each tutorial to the period, but the only problem I'm having is the DNS servers. In the example on the site, there are two listed. When i do ipconfig /all on my computer, only 1 server is listed therefore I'm not able to fill in both "Preferred DNS server" and "Alternate DNS server" What should I do?
Click to expand...

Nothing! The "Alternate DNS server" is only there should the first fail; mostly your system should not need to fallback to the "Alternate DNS server". You can get by with just the "Preferred DNS server".
You can of course search the web for suitable DNS servers, simply pick one and use it as your "Alternate DNS server" should you still feel you really need to complete the second box!

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I have had a small issue with internet connectivity and was advised to resort to a static ip address, This advice came from a help forum of a PC magazine were i was helped to set up this address by supplying a copy of of my Windows IP configuration. I was then sent the steps to set up my static I/P address. My question is by supplying this info to a stranger albeit I asked for his/her help could my PC now be compromised.

A:Static I/P address

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Mate wants an internet account with a static IP address to point to his own computer running his website. I think he has a server running Win2003 and IIS and wants the site viewable (kind of like what I have in work, but I didn't set it all up). Any recommendations for the account? And does there need to be anything in between the box running the web server and the phone line? (I presume he has broadband).

A:Static IP address

Hmm...running your own website from home. Well I'm pretty sure you can do it with any broadband ISP, BUT, it's not always "legal" to the ISP. In other words, it may violate the ISP's ToS or AUP. Always check with the ISP first.

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Hello there!

I ordered a static IP address from my webserver hoster, and it just finished propagating it so it's in use now. But the question is, since it's now on my webserver's static IP address, is there a way to attach that IP address to this, my, computer that if I start hosting a game server that I can get a static IP address to this computer and with that way from all over the world?

Should I contact to gameserver provider to ask some advice is there any possibility to make the server hosting -file to communicate with the webserver that it could get the static IP address from there and use it on itself? Or should I contact to the manufacturer, where I got the static IP address? At this moment, it's my webserver hoster as well...?

Thanks for your help!

A:Static IP Address

Please... Anyone?

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I have two static ip address assigned to my cable modem and I have a singe linksys router. I would like to assign one static ip to the router and let it hand out the dynamic ip address to the rest of the computers on my network . and use the second ip address on my win 7 server so I can access it from the road. . I got it setup up were every thing is working but the server, it cant connect to the internet its like the router wont let it out the server has to have a static ip address

A:static ip address

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I`ve tried my usual tactics, can anyone tell my why the ip4 properties are grayed out and will not let me set a static address ?

This is moms PC, Thanks all

A:Cannot set Static address

Believe me I'm no expert on such matters but I do have a idea.

Could it be a permission problem on Home Network?

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I want to set a static ip and it works untill I reboot then local access but not internet.
When I try to switch back I have to power down the motherboard to make it change back. Weird AAH! Its like the nic on the m2n32-sli deluxe never releases its memory untill I shut down the power supply manually.

A:static ip address

if the ISP do not give u static IP, then suspect it might be a bit difficult to have one ?

local ip address not the same as net ip..

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Hey guys, I want to set up a static IP address for my bittorrent client, but whenever I put in the information for my Static IP I lose connection to the internet. If I change the settings to anything from "automatically acquire IP address" or whatever that bubble says, I get disconnected. I could do this in my sleep on XP, any ideas why it won't work on 7?

A:Static IP Address

well if you try to use satic IP, you must make sure to provide valid subnet mask/gateway/DNS for the connection to work properly. if you are not sure what settings to use, then while you are connected to the internet, open a command prompt and type in "ipconfig /all" note down subnet mask, gateway, and DNS Server ( usually two DNS Servers ), put that in your TCP/IP Settings and it should work.

on the other hand, if you have a router and wish to use a static IP, you can tell your router to assign the same IP address each time to your machine. it is called STATIC DHCP, and it is assigned from the router configuration. but you need to know the MAC Address of your network adapter. to get the MAC Address, also open a command prompt and type "ipconfig /all" and look for physicall address, that is also another name for the MAC Address. then open your router configuration window from your browser, type in which is usually the router's IP ( sometimes or something else ) and type in user/password, that should be admin/admin by default and then goto Static DHCP settings, enter the IP address and MAC address combination you want to set, then you propably have to disable and re-enable your adaptor so that it will pick-up the new IP Address you assinged it. hope this helps!

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The other day I created a static I.P address obviously to forward a port but the problem is, I don't know what it is.
my ip is and I think I changed my static to
The problem is when I go into my router options it doesnt let me type in dots.
So my question is
Where do I go to find my static I.P address after I have created it.

A:What is my static ip address?

The address you're using is not appropriate.
Any router with port forwarding allows this, but they often separate the parts of the address with boxes, so the dots don't show.
You need a primer on IP addresses and port forwarding:

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hello new to this, we are trying to connect our cameras to our apple i pad so we can see what is happening, the supplier of our system will help in us doing this but they are asking us for a static ip address. we have got on to orange who keeps telling us our ip number is the one on our router, but the supplier of our system is asking for an ip number starting with 3 number ours on the router has 2. we have tried talking to orange but terminology is not one for us oap. we could do with some help on this. we have been told we can change our i p but we are afraid to do this in case we loose all our camera system. is there any one on here who can tell us what we can do in common language. thank you all

A:Static IP address

Maybe you could start by explaining your setup and what you are trying to do? How are the cameras to be connected to the iPad? Surely not by some kind of direct cable, so there must be some networking involved, right?

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i would like to know how to get a static ip address from my security camera dvr because it keeps on changing on a regular basis and i have to keep on changing the ports number to view it on my phone. so can someone please tell me (really simply) on how to get a static ip address from my dvr.
Thanks for reading!!!!

A:static ip address on dvr?????????????

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Could someone help me set up my static ip address? I am following the directions right and when I check the port it says port does not seem to be open.

I will send pics of what I do have and any help would be greatly appriciated.............

I am using a Netgear WPN824v2 router and I do have Vista.....


A:Help with static ip address

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This has probably come up before, but I didn't notice any threads that seemed related.

I've been looking into some minor glitches in my W7 install (calculator & chkdsk).

I noticed that my static IP address vanished!
W7 has always had "flaky" network behaviour, so I wasn't concerned (just annoyed).

I reset the details and Windows demanded that I restart.
I restarted and checked the settings and the static IP address had vanished again.
I repeated this several times (with the same result each time).

The static address was present a couple of weeks ago (I took a screenshot to add to my records).

Someone is "hammering" our wireless router trying to get in, so I've run a malware scan (clean).
I've also run "sfc /scannow".I was thinking about reinstalling my operating systems anyway (I need to resize some partitions).
Does anyone have any other suggestions?

A:Static IP Address won't stay set

The only thing that might cause the static IP to vanish is that the static IP was not entered correctly.

I'd have to see the static IP page from Windows with all the numbers entered.

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Hi friends

In my office more then 150 peoples working . my question is i set ip address of the printer 220 but now it's changed for 203. please tel me how can set ip address static and product the printer.

i hope my friends help me. thanks


Nazeem rahaman

A:How to set static ip address in printer


Can you give us the make and model of the printer?

Normally they have a web interface that you can log onto and change it to a static IP address.

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Hello....I am just wanting to confirm if there is anything different in adding a static IP address on a W2K box than Win NT. Is there anything special in W2K?? Advise is always appreciated.......

A:Added static IP address to W2K

Not as far as I know... it's just a little different to get into (have to choose the actual networking connection first instead of going right into properties in NT).

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Hi all

Not sure if I'm posting this in the correct place, so please move if need be.

I have a VPN for connecting to my work server, but we've recently changed our ISP and with it our static IP address. I need to connect to copy some files over today but don't know what the new IP address is. Is there any way I can find this out remotely, or would I have to be on that network to find it?

Thanks in advance

A:Static IP Address Changed

My guess is if you don't know the IP or Domain Name, you would need to be on that network. If you know either of the two, you could cross reference them.


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Ok long story short i need to host games on warcraft 3 but obviously cant because of my damn router settings, ports not enabled etc.

I cannot enable these ports unless i have a static IP address.

BUT i tried the online tutorial and.. You know when you do a tutorial and on one of the steps its completely different for your computer than what it instructs.. Yeah that happened.

I need to figure out how to make a static IP address with a netgear dg834gv3

Don't even try google, ive raided it for hours.. Only really applies to people who know what they are talking about.

There is a piece of software called pfconfig that could configure the ports for it.. But there is no way im paying 30$ to host a 10$ game if you get what i mean.

A:How to create a static ip address?


I have found out how to make my static IP address.

But the port opening tutorial for that particular game diddnt work.. So i edited the router settings to enable all ports.. Is this extremely dangerous or should i be ok? I dont have a firewall running.

I believe that opening them all will make it no different from my usb modem that had no problems with any ports whatsoever..

So will it just be like a router, without the somewhat added safety?

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I have Windows 8 not 8.1

If I select Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network Connections, and right click Ethernet 1 and select Properties, Internet Protocol Version 4, it shows 'Obtain an IP address automatically' as being selected.

How ever if I go to the DOS prompt and enter ipconfig. My correct fixed IP address is shown.

Why can I not see the fixed IP address using the control panel?

A:Static (Fixed) IP address

Originally Posted by machare

I have Windows 8 not 8.1

If I select Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network Connections, and right click Ethernet 1 and select Properties, Internet Protocol Version 4, it shows 'Obtain an IP address automatically' as being selected.

How ever if I go to the DOS prompt and enter ipconfig. My correct fixed IP address is shown.

Why can I not see the fixed IP address using the control panel?

Most likely because the static IP was assigned through the routers settings rather than in Windows.

If you haven't changed the IPv4 properties from DHCP to static and filled out the static IP settings then most likely it's been set up in the router or it's using DHCP reservation.

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I got a new Netgear 3700 router and I can't figure out why, each time I boot, I loose network connectivity. If I run a 'diagnose', it asks me to apply a fix and it then sets the next IP address. Example....I set it up for and it wants to use .114. .113 works fine until I reboot and I get the same message. If I apply the fix, the very next boot, it wants to go to the next open IP address. I've confirmed that nothing is using this address.
This is on a wired network and 2 other boxes on this network don't have this problem. It's worked fine for years with my Linksys before it crapped out. I'm not sure if it's the router or another problem causing this.
One last thing, when I force the change to .113, it does work but only until the next reboot.
Thanks for any help you can give me.

A:Keep loosing my static IP address

Sounds like your static IP address is in the middle of the DHCP range that the router uses to issue out IP addresses. Have you configured your router to either not provide DHCP addresses, or shrunk the range so that your static IP addresses are outside of the DHCP range?

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I have a dell laptop with an alternate static ip for both lan and wireless that I use for work. At home I use dsl, and connect using (DHCP) lan line. The problem is that the dhcp properties stay on, and when I try to sign in at work It attempts to log in using dhcp. I have to disable and enable the network card in order to renew the settings. I notice in device manager that I have a question mark under BASE SYSTEM DEVICE.

latitude d400
Windows (XP)
Broadcom 570x Gigabit Integrated Controlle
Intel(R) pro/wireless lan 2100 3a mini pci adapter

A:Static ip address not renewing

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This isn't a question about a printer sitting somewhere in the house.

During tax season we go to the local library to do free tax preparation. We use an online program. We plug in our Ethernet cable to the library's system and each laptop has a static IP to identify it to the network.

What we would like to do now is bring in a wireless printer to use for tax forms. Attached directly to this printer is a small router we have used before. But if we simply pressed the print button, I suspect it might look on the libraries wireless network for that printer.

Besides assigning a static IP to this printer, I'm thinking we might also have to include the MAC address as well so it finds that router connected to the printer.

If that is the case ....... er .... I don't know how to do that. Or is there a better way to achieve the same results?

Any guidance would be appreciated.


A:Static IP Address to Printer

Wouldn't it be easier to just connect the printer to the laptop via USB? I would assume that the printer has a USB port and isn't strictly wireless. Would save a lot of headaches trying to configure it wirelessly while at the library.

Alternatively, can you not just save the tax forms to your computer when finished and then print them when you get home?

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Hi all,

Got a question for anyone who knows. I want to join some PTC sites. They require one IP Address and an email. I have a laptop with windows 7 and sometimes use internet other than in my home. I got errors when trying to login to my accounts, I believe it was because of different IP Addresses. Would a static IP Address help? If I had a static IP Address could I login at say the library or McDonald's and still have the IP Address I signed up with?


A:Solved: Do I need a static IP Address?

Unfortunately no. You can set an IP address on your own computer for the local network, but that won't actually change what IP they see your computer as. The IP they see with depend on the actual internet connection being used, which would be your home external IP, the library IP, etc. There is no way that you can change the external IP address used by your local library or McDonald's.

I think your best option is to ask the managers of the sites in question.

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Hope you can help me out here. I am trying to set up a static ip address using the following (http://www.portforward.com/networking/static-xp.htm) but am having a few problems. When i try to change my ip address the info i get from dos doesn't seem to be correct. and when i check my ip address from the following http://www.lawrencegoetz.com/programs/ipinfo/ it is different again. am i doing something wrong.
hope i have explained myself clearly.

A:setting up a static IP address

you are actually dealing with 2 ip addresses.

1) Your main IP address assigned to you by your ISP. Very very few ISP's give static IP's anymore so it will change from time to time.

2) The IP address you assign to your computer. This can be static as your router will translate it automatically and route the information (hence the name "Router").

This means that the ip address you assign your computer (most likely in the 192.168.n.x range) will be different than the one you see when you go to www.myipaddress.com (which will have the one assigned by your ISP).

The purpose of this is so that you can use the same main IP address to allow internet access to several computers.

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About a week ago, my family realized that our internet provider ( rogers ) was giving us only 60GB of internet usage when really we were paying for 80GB of usage. We called to have this cleared up and they told us that we needed to upgrade our modem. Unfortunately, we don't know much about computers and so we agreed to have it upgraded. They upgraded it to a Hitron Technologies CGN2-ROG. ( I forgot the name of our previous modem)
Once I set up the modem, I noticed that this modem came with wifi as well. So I removed my router. But once I noticed that the internet speed slowed down. I immediately placed the modem/router into bridge mode and set up my Trendnet Router once again.
For about an hour or so, the internet was working great and all of my devices were connecting. But soon my laptop(Windows 7), my Android(Samsung Galaxy Infuse 4G) and my PS3 was no longer connecting to the router. I tried to look into it and found that they weren't obtaining an IP address. I decided to try and reset the router, this seemed to work. However, only my laptop could connect and have internet. I decided to bear with the fact that my PS3 and Android couldn't get wifi.
Yesterday, my internet on my laptop disappeared again. It would say " Unidentified Network, No Internet Access". I thought resetting both the router and the modem would work. Again, It worked fine. But I noticed that only my laptop had internet. My main computer(which is windowsXP) no longer had intern... Read more

A:Questions about static IP address

If you are saying that the router's Dhcp server is enabled but doesn't seem to be working correctly make sure you have the latest firmware and then reset the router to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

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I contacted my ISP and they dont provide public static ip address. Where can i get one?

A:public static ip address

The only way to get a static IP address is from your ISP. If you really need a static IP and your ISP cannot provide one then you need a different ISP.

Why do you need a static IP address? Depending on the answer there may be other alternatives that solve your problem.

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Hey everyone,
I have this problem w/ a guy at work. He is in a remote branch, Static IP's, WIN98, peer to peer network. Anyway, he calls me like everyother day saying he can't connect to internet (means no email or connecting to the server here). I look and he has the IP address that I assigned him, but no internet. Give him another available address, and he works fine for about 48 hours, then calls back. Switch him back to old IP address and he'll work fine for 48 hours then, call back. Any ideas??? Thanks

A:Losing static IP address

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I'm looking to create a static IP address and the previous threads on this are all a bit conflicting in their methodology and quite old! Two or three years at least. Is there any more up to date thinking on this?

A:Creating a static IP address

are you talking about for your own internal network?

network and sharing centre >> your connection >> properties >> select 'internet protocol 4' >> properties >> use the following ip address

here's mine for example:

make sure your default gateway is the address of your modem/router and you may want to 'obtain DNS server automatically' rather than the custom ones that i use.

i don't know what a subnet mask is, but that address works for me.

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I have a Belkin router with the PC plugged into port 1 and my Konica Minolta 2430DL plugged into port 2. The problem I have is that whenever the router restarts (power cut/switch off etc) the router reasigns a different IP to the printer. This means I have to go into printer properties and add a new TCP port with the correct IP address.

I've tried bi directional pooling with a number of different ports but the computer struggles to find the printer unless I specify just one port.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix this ?

A:Printer. Can I set up a static IP address ?

I have just the thing

PDF Tutorial: Creating a Static IP Address

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I had to create a static IP address in my Linksys Router to be able to use any Video Teleconferencing program such as NetMeeting & MSN Messenger on my XP operating system. Is there a way to check/test if my static IP is configured correctly because I still can't use the specific programs.

A:How to check a Static IP Address

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Hi, I am trying to give an static ip address to a time clock on my network and for some reason when I connect time clock to network it will always get an ip address from a different network. for example my computer IP address is when connected to network, my default gateway is, the IP address that the time clock always gets is, there is no way to tell the time clock what IP address I wanted to be it has to get it from router (that is what the manufacturer told me), router (16portLiksys) does not have DHCP enabled the guy who set up network left it disabled, on his notes he says server (dell server T110) is acting as router is that true that a server can be acting as router?
what do guys think is going on here?
all the computers hooked up to network have static IP address.
I also notice that when I connect a computer to router it will get an IP address from different network the same as time clock.
I tried to reserve ip address on router by entering MAC address from time clock but it won't work. I am not very familiar with the server settings I have not try changing settings on server, I am not even sure the guy who set up network is right about using server as router.
Advice please
thank you

A:Help assigning static IP address

Check to see that the server is running DHCP. Is DHCP enabled on the router?

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Good day all

I have a WIndows Vista x64 machine where I would like to set a static IP address.
The machine is on a small network that gets a DHCP address from a router, but I'm chaning all desktop workstations to static addresses.

The problem is, I can no longer find where to change the IP.
If I click on the Network desktop icon, and access the netowrk and sharing centre, I get the usual local / network / internet graphic, and all the various options to enable network discovery, etc.

If I click on manage network connections to the left, I get a window showing 'incoming connections'. From there, if I select properties on this, I get a dialogue box with 3 tabs 'general', 'users' and 'network'.
Under network, I then have IPv4, IPv6, file print sharing, etc.

If I select properties on IPv4, I get a window with the following;
checkbox saying 'allow callers to access my local area network' which is checked
Below that assign IP address automatically using DHCP
Or specify IP address, with boxes for 'from' and 'to' and 'total'
And a checkbox saying 'allow caller to specify own IP address'

This seems to be for RAS dial-in, or something.

There is no modem on this machine. All I want is to specify the IP for the on-board NIC.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Change IP address to static

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I use my Lenovo twist for work. From time to time I have to assign a static IP address to my network card based on the customer premise. What I have found is that if I do a ipconfig from the command line, these static ip addresses are not released.
If I assign ip1, then customer site ip2, customer site ip3, all three ip addresses will show up doing an ipconfig from the command line. From time to time, this also plays havoc with my wireless network card.
The only way I have been able to resolve the issue is to remove the device(s) and reboot.
Upon reboot, both devices are back to dhcp and normal.

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