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Adding a wifi router to router on static IP

Q: Adding a wifi router to router on static IP

Hello one and all,
I am sincerely hoping someone can assist with my little networking problem as i'm tearing my hair out now..

Here at work we have a Vigor Modem/Router hosting our connection to the world. It was originally on DHCP & the 4 computers & 2 printers found their own IP addresses without problem.

We added a Linksys router via ethernet (to a lan port not the wan) in another area of the yard. This was fine also on DHCP and connecting wirelessly from a laptop or mobile phone was a doddle.

Then our oh so wonderful IT geek decided to put the Vigor on a Static IP along with all the computers connected to it. This has some how cut off the wifi capability of the Linksys router now.

It is basically acting as a hub for two laptops and nothing else.

In simplistic terms with some detail what settings need changing on the Linksys if any?

The Vigors internal IP is
Linksys is
both on subnet

I have been advised to set the Linksys to a static IP on the Internet Connection option but what set of figures do i need for that??

Fingers crossed...


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A: Adding a wifi router to router on static IP

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hi everyone..
i hav tried this many times.. bt somehw i never get it done..

the picture:
my local cable-wala provide me a static ip (lan ip) which i will connect to my lappy rj45 and then i will get to open a webpage to login and then i click on 'connect internet', a popup window will open and hav to remain open till i disconnect. so its a weblogin..

now i hav wifi router which has wan, lan and all those things.. access my router with

i want to connec to my wifi router from my lg p500 ph, so dat i can connect to net.

the prob is with the static ip.. my iso given me..
ip = 172.16.x.x
subnet = 255.x.x.128
gateway = 172.16.x.1
dns = 172.16.x.1

ur connected devise must hav this ip otherwise it wont login. the isp weblogin page ip is 192.168.x.x

whereas my router lan ip is and also in dhcp mode its provide 192.168.x.x ip .
its very confusing and difficult to configure and connet.

what i first did..
i gave the router wan address as provided by isp (172.16.x.x) and other like subnet,gateway etc.
my router lan ip still 192.168.x.x. i also enabled NAT mode. disabled firewall.
then i connect my phone to wouter through wifi and so my p get a ip bt i cant open the isp weblogin page neither i can connect to net.

as i am very frustrated after so many tryings ..guys can u plz help me with this.
many many thx in advance..

A:need to share my net with phone static ip,wifi router and lg p500

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I have an internet connection that I have extended to my Brother in law's house, next door. At the moment, I basically have two LAN cables coming out of my modem/router, one going to my computer and another, extended cable, going to his computer.
However, he wants to use his spare modem/router, which has wifi capability, to allow his son to use his own computer downstair with only wifi.
Therefore, will there be any conflicts if I simply splice in a Lan cable or add a lan socket for the second modem/router (wifi location.) at the appropriate point along Lan cable 2? See diagram below.
If there is a possibility of conflict what would be an alternate wiring method?


A:Adding extra wifi (modem/router) to my already extended network

Good drawing and this will work just fine. In fact, that's what I use to get access at the far end of the house. Here's the trick;

router#1(lan slot) ---- (lan slot) router#2 with wifi​
Notice that #2 WAN slot is left empty! This places all systems on the same subnet of the router#1 {what you are doing is making router#2 act like a switch which has wifi support (y) }

* Give router# a unique LAN address (If #1 is, then make #2 This will allow each to be manage via a browser connection
* in router#2 disable DHCP. This forces #1 to be the manager of the entire network and it will handout all IP addresses
Personally, I use the MAC addresses of my devices to enable router#1 to use Address Reservation of IP address for all devices attached to #1 (ie I map the devices to the range 1.2-> 1.10)

Then set the DHCP range in #1 to 1.100-1.50
These will be used for all devices attached (wired or wifi) to #2

All systems can then use the firewall to allow or deny access for one or both halves of the network. EG: I permit access for 1-10 and 255 while denying 100-254​ALL system must allow the top-end address 255 as that is the broadcast address that is used to hand out the DHCP data.

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Hi all . Not sure if you remember me, been gone for a while.

So far, I have a cable linksys router for my 2 rigs at home. Works great - constant internet access, no hiccups, it's awesome. However, lately I've been thinking of using some WiFi devices (mainly Apple's Ipod Touch) when I'm just bored around the house or something.

But, there's a slight problem - how do I get WiFi? I guess if I had a wireless router, it'd all "just work". However, I like my current setup, and don't want extensive switching to a whole different router (what am I going to do with these cables I spent so much time on routing around doors and walls?). Is there some kind of WiFi "antenna" I can connect to my router (2 more open slots right now), which I can use for wireless devices? Or... maybe connect a wireless router to my cabled router O_o? Also, after I get a wireless thing, do I expect it to "just work"? Or is there some complicated setup involving WiFi?

I searched Newegg, but didn't find anything of the sort (other than wireless routers, obviously). Any cheap solution ? I don't want to splurge another 50+ bucks after getting $300+ handheld WiFi-enabled device -_-.

A:Adding WiFi to an existing cabled network (router) system?

Rick said:

A wireless access point should be the solution. They look a lot like routers usually - but without the routing stuff. .

This device would basically just add wireless capability to your existing setup without interfering with your current configuration.

An issue to consider though is that APs tend to be just as expensive as their router counterparts, despite routers having more versatility. For this reason, you may want to consider getting a router, but turning off its DHCP-server function and not plugging any devices into is WAN port (basically turns it into an AP). It would add a little extra confusion, but the extra utility might be nice...Click to expand...

Aha, interesting... Any specific pointers for a wireless access point? I actually read about them in a how stuff works WiFi article, but I couldn't find anything specific on Newegg. If I were to get a wireless router (again, any specific pointers? ), do I have to replace my main router? Or can I connect the wireless router to one of my main router slots :evil:?

Either way, thanks for the quick reply

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This is my 1st post (please be gentle!!). I did a some searches but couldnt find exactly what I was looking for, hopefully some of you guys (and gals) can help. The attached diagram pretty much says everything. All static DNS entries are using my ISP's DNS servers.

I cant get the wireless PC to see my network. It is on the same workgroup, whats missing? All PC's can access the internet fine.
Appreciate any help/suggestions. Thanks

A:adding a wireless router to an existing wired router

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Hi people.

I would like to know if it is possible to add a second router to my home network.

My son wants to use his Nintendo DS online but the device does not have WEP capability, it can only deal with the less secure WPA option.

I am not willing to drop my preferred WEP just to facilitate one device, but I do have a spare router and I am wondering if it were possible to hook the second router up and allow him to connect using WPA?

Thanks for reading - help would be appreciated.

A:Adding a second router with WPA security while keeping WEP on my primary router

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Hello and thank you

I have a Netgear FR114P Firewall router connected to my Cable Modem which connects to my computer in my home office.

I just bought my daughter a computer, her room is accross the way. I did not want to run an ethernet cable to her room, so I bought a Netgear Wireless Router.

My question is, what would I need to do to be able to keep my Firewall router hooked to my PC, then hook up the wireless router also so that my daughter can access the internet via the cable modem connection?

I have searched for Bridging methods, but am a little of a rookie when it comes to computer networking.

Thanks in advance for your help

A:Adding Wireless Router to existing Wired Router

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I recently bought dlink D2750U WIFI ADSL modem/router, for my ADSL internet connection.

But I have now changed my ISP, who provide internet via cable(not telephone line). The ISP guy provides a cable modem(old modem) along with it.

I have connected my PC this way:
Cable modem -> Router -> PC through RJ45. I am able to access internet from my PC, but I am not able to get wifi working on the router. And I am logging onto internet through a dial up connection.
1) Please help in configuring the router to get wifi working.
2) Also, my default gateway seems to be either or blank. So, I am not able to login to the modem unless I remove the modem connection. Please let me know if I am doing anything wrong here.

Here are a few more details:
Output of ipconfig: http://pastebin.com/Zr9Eb7L7

A:Using dlink D2750U Wifi Modem/Router As a Wifi Router

Hey Narain. The D-Link unit you have appears to be a combo unit (modem and wireless router) since it connects straight to the RJ-11 phone line. This unit won't work with an ISP that provides service by way of coax cable. The D-Link will work if you want to use DSL, but you need a cable service compatible modem or combo modem/router if you use cable service.


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I have a linksys WRT54G router connected to a beetel 110TC2 modem. I want to get a static ip address for port forwarding. Can anybody tell me how to get a static ip and how to do port forwarding?

A:How to get a static ip on a router connected to a router?

You access the router with your browser, ip address for the linksys is or and the default user is admin and password is Admin with capitol A, you can then change it to what you want it to be by taking DHCP off auto, as for the port forwarding, do some searches on the net for some all inclusive info...and welcome to the forum!

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Hi... I have a Net Gear Firewall ADSL Router (not wireless) and I want to add a wireless function to it for a new laptop that I have bought that has wireless functionality.

What do I need to buy to do this without buying a new Wireless Router? I cannot replace the existing Net Gear Router as I need it for my PC supplied by the company I work for.

Is there something I can buy to plug into the back of this existing router that will emit a wireless signal?

Advice appreciated! Thanks.

A:Adding wireless router to Net Gear Router

Yes you want a Wireless Access Point (WAP).

Since you are already using Netgear then something like a WG602 (see http://www.netgear.com/products/consumer/prod_accesspoint_wireless_hm.php). But any major brand (Linksys, 3com, etc) will have similair products that will mix and match. As long as the router has Ethernet ports the WAP will plug to one of those and add wireless connectivity to your LAN.

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Hello, I am a bit of a hard time with 2 routers on one network and unfortunately as things stand now they both have to be there. So I just got ADSL and the only modem option available to me was one with a 4-port wired router, I hooked that up into my existing network of about 9 computers (5 laptops and 4 desktops) which is connected by another 4-port WiFi router.

I started out with my only goal of hooking 3 of these computers to the internet after I got the DSL by some MAC filtering configured in the WiFi router. But, having the DSL modem/router has created another issue. I am using 2 separate IP gateways for both the routers which are in the same subset, I can connect to both of them from all my machines. The problem is I don't have any control over which computer connects to what router. I am trying to avoid setting each PC up with a static IP that needs internet access.

Here is my setup in more detail. My ADSL router is and my WiFi router is and both have the subnet My ADSL connection has dynamic IP and the modem/router is connected into a LAN port on the WiFi router. I have tried disabling DHCP on the modem/router and changed my WiFi router IP to that of the modem (which was counter productive) to no avail. Someone mentioned MAC address cloning but I am not sure if it will work in this setup. Since I configured this I am seeing quite a few IP conflicts, which are probably my fault as I didn't check when I was setting... Read more

A:Wifi Router + ADSL Router = Issues with dynamic IP

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I have a dilemma.

I have a static IP address set up on my router with the information provided by the ISP. We use a PDC running WS2k3 that acts as a DHCP server for the majority of our workstations. However, we have 3 machines that also have static IPs that are assigned also by our ISP connected to the router. We can see the 3 computers on the router but they are not able to access the internet. Network access is fine, but we cannot get them to access the internet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

A:Static Router with Static IP Machines

Is this a business site?

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i have posted this but no one has even viewed it as the title wasn't very good.

Anyway, i have 2 wifi routers, one in the lounge that is on internet, one in my room that is not.

i want them both to be able to supply internet.

the one in my room will just be used to ethernet internet into my PS3.

alternative is that i use the wifi on my laptop then ethernet my laptop to PS3, is this possible?

A:Wifi router to wifi router? so i can use PS3 via ethernet

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I have a router,from TP-LINK,Model No. TL-WR841N.
What i want to know is simple,how can i get a static ip?
My internet connection requires username/password,what do i need to do to get a static ip?For now i use the PPPoE/Russia PPPoE option.
Edit:I forgot to add that i want the static ip on my main pc,not on the laptop that connects via wireless.

A:Router Static IP

You'll need to ask your ISP for one.

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I have a couple routers to work with and would like to dedicate one to a static DNS address. One is a Netgear WNDR4300 flashed with DD-WRT. The other is a Cisco 4200V2 which cannot be flashed with DD-WRT. What I would like do is set up a static DNS on one or the other and be able to dedicate various streaming devices (ie Roku, WD TV Live, XBOX, PS3) to a static DNS.
Before I get started with this, is it possible to set up the routers this way? My PS3 is currently setup internally this way, but I would prefer to run these devices via the router. Would appreciate some help with this question.
Option 2 is to put OPNVPN on the DD-WRT router, but this means all communication goes through VPN and this will slow down speeds for sure.

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Is it possible to use a manually configured IP address and still recieve internet from the ROuter ?

Using a router, whenever I choose an IP address manually, the internet becomes unavailable. Is there a specific IP address needed in order for this to work?

Thanks for any info.

A:Static IP with router ?

Where are you choosing this IP address? In the network config of your machine?

It is certainly possible, and to me, even preferable, to use static IP addresses for the machines on the LAN connected to the router. It makes communication between machines and special configurations of the router for a specific machine easier than doing it by Mac address.

You need simply assign the IP address in the connection's properties to a static address instead of an automatically assigned one. And then configure the router for that addresses specific ports and protocols.

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Hello all!

I have a MI424WR Actiontec router supplied by Verizon (not the oldest one that is all boxy, but not the newest one with the USB port and color-coded connections) and it is quite the router with great software, but unfortunately it's wireless performance is below par. I looking to connect a new router to it (because I'm pretty sure the MI424WR is required for things to work) to upgrade it to Draft-N and have a greater range and better connection but I am unsure how to go about that. Are there any settings or certain ways of connecting the two that I should be concerned with on either of the routers?


A:Adding a router to a router....

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ok so i have a linksys router(dhcp currently enabled) and i live with three other guys who all have laptops, including me, and i also have a desktop pc(connects wirelessly to the router). what i want to do is set it up so that my desktop in my room has a static ip and all the other laptops can still use the dhcp to have dynamic ips. i just dont know much about networks and would like some assistance in setting all this up. also how would changing my ip in windows affect my linux operating system(would i need to change it there too?).

thanks in advance for all the assistance.

A:Trying to set up a static and dynamic ip through the same router

You can do this two ways. Either assign yourself a static IP in the TCP/IP properties of your network adapter or if you router supports DHCP reservations you can enter your host name or mac address (depending on the router) and the router will assign you the same IP every time.

Changing it in Windows will have no effect to your linux partition.

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Hello All,

I cannot understand how we view current static IP assignments to different devices on a netopia router.




A:Netopia Router Static IP

Since you did not provide the make of your Netopia router, I cannot provide information specific to it.

Access the router's configuration through it's IP address. is the default address for most routers.

The router should have a log that lists all leased IP addresses.

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I've recently installed a linksys etherfast cable/dsl router. I can get all three of my computers (XP, 98 and 98SE) to share files and access the internet. What am I doing here? Well, I'd like to use static IP addresses so that I can use DMZ, set up a server, etc. According to the linksys doco, I can use static IP on one, but not on the others. However, if I set a computer to use a static address, such as 192 168 1 2, subnet 255 255 255 0, gateway of 192 168 1 1, I can't access the internet anymore.
Any thoughts?

A:static ip and linksys router

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I recently obtained a static IP from my ISP (Hughes) because i now have to use a VPN network and it would not work otherwise. I previously had a Belkin wireless router connected so my wife could use her laptop around the house. The tech support at the ISP could not get the system work without specifying the static IP in my XP network settings so I had to disconnect the router. I know I should be able to set up the IP on the router to allow us both to use the connection, however, if I connect the router to access the online setup, i get no internet (because the ISP wants the static IP dialed in). I don't have a CD for the router is there anything I could try?

ipconfig/all shows:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : valued-acc59c8e
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : D-Link DFE-530TX+ PCI Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-88-24-C9-1D
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :

Thanks for any help you can offer.


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Hi, I have a DI-604 router and I'm with Shaw currently. Was wondering if I can change IP? People tell me everytime I reset modem or router, my IP will change but does that only apply for people with dynamic IPs? Is there a way to change my IP without causing any connection problems?

A:DI-604 router stuck static IP?

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Hi all,

I need some help setting up a router behind a switch that is connected threw a static ip address with Time Warner Cable as my ISP.

The network layout is as follows:

Cable modem -switch(Netgear) -router(Belkin)

I have manually inserted the static ip address, subnet, default gateway along with the two DNS servers into the Belkins router interface. The router is able to get on the internet right when I restart it but after about 20 to 30 seconds the router goes down and says "Not Connected". I have set firewall settings set to disabled and still no luck with the internet connection staying up.

I have set the router up so that it can be remotely managed @ and I am again only allowed to logon to the router periodically.

Another thing I have noticed but am unsure of whether this actually affects the network is that the subnet assigned to that ip address is while the subnet on the router is Does this cause the router from not always staying connected online?

So the question is, why does the router periodically lose internet connection and how can I resolve this issue?

Thank you to anybody that has any advice or comments.

A:Router behind a switch on a static ip w/ TWC

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Okay, I'm not sure if this is a M$ problem or a Cisco problem. But I'll post this here first, mmkay?

I've got about 30 machines here on a NT/2000 network, going out through a Cisco router.
We pull our DNS from a host company outside the network.
Almost all of the machine addresses are from DHCP, and are dynamically NAT'ed on the router.
In order to VPN to one of our customers, I've had to give four machines a static IP on the network, and a statically NAT'ed address on the router.
For some reason, the machines with the static ip's haven't been able to resolve DNS.
As far as Windows is concerned, I've got those few machines pointing to the same DNS servers that they've always pointed to.
And as far as the router is concerned, the routes and permissions are the same as they were before. In fact, the IP's they have now were formally in the pool of addresses we were using before. Also, I've been monitoring the router, and the UDP traffic from the DNS servers are going through as they should, nothing's being denied.
From those machines I can get anywhere I want via ip address, it just completely craps out when I try a URL.
I'll also try posting this in another relevant board.

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ok so here is my problem..I have a linksys E1000 router and on the "advanced routing" tab of the router config page I want to set up a static route to my parents network devices ( they live about a half mile away) I know this will obviously have to go thru the internet, and this probably is not the most secure but i really just want to do it to see in I understand it...my problem is that i have tried every combination of the router public IP, the device IP on my parents LAN, tried different subnetmasks every default gateway address I can find on THEIR router config page ( they have a netgear wireless G router) pretty much everything that MY router tells me to fill in to set up a static route but no matter what i try it keeps telling me its an invalid static route...is there something that I am overlooking? any help would be greatly appreciated I just cannot figure this out and its frustrating me to no end

thank you


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We have a T1 line coming in to our business. I want to add a wireless router to the network. I can add the router and use the ethernet ports to run internet fine. I can not figure out how to set up the wireless. Can I set the router to use a specific ip on the network (like on of the pcs) and have the wireless just hand out ip addresses for its own use? Or do I need to add each one manually? Last thing is our T1 line router uses static ip addresses, gateway, dns, ect...

A:add wireless router to network w/static ip

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Need Help With Static Ip and Router Forwarding

Well i did set up static ip but im not sure it worked. since TCP port didnt open

Anyways if anyone knows how set up Static ip

for THOMSON TG585 v7
And if somone from ESTONIA. Who has that router by Elion Network Service and knows more details would be beter

anyways can somone teach me step by step how set up. Since in portforward.com in static ip there was told about that sometimes "Your pc DNS or Router DNS can be different sometimes" same for ip. or something like that. so i tried by start>Run>cmd>ipconfig /all ... i think that didnt work

And i would like if somone tells how Port forward for THOMSON TG585 v7 also....

A:Solved: Need Help With Static Ip and Router Forwarding

If your router supports "reserving" a Dhcp address for a specific MAC Address or computer that is probably the best and easiest way to effect a "static" IP. Else, Assign Static IP Address (Windows XP)

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Why on some routers / APs - you just put their IP address into a browser and you are given direct access.

Others, you have to give your laptop a static IP first?

Why is that?

A:Why the need for a static IP just to access the router / AP settings?

It shouldn't. What devices (model number) are we talking about here?

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I am trying to setup a static IP for my printer on my network. Everytime I lose power, my printer gets a new IP address. Here is the equipment I have:

Router - WRT54G (Wireless G firmware version3.01.3)
Jet Direct - HP JetDirect en3700
Printer - HP Photosmart 7960
PC's - Multiple (All WXP Pro SP2, some cabled up to the router, some connecting wirelessly)

Router Information
DHCP Enabled, SSID broadcast off, Wireless MAC filtering for allow access only.

Network configuration:
I have my jet direct card (en3700) directly cabled up to my router (WRT54G). The jet direct card then connects to my printer via USB. Currently I can connect to the printer via the IP of the jet direct card, but this only works for the length of the IP lease. Is there a setting in the WRT54G or in my en3700 that will allow me to make one address static, while all the others are assigned via DHCP?

A:Static IP Printing on a DHCP Router

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Hey guys, I've been using static IP for my computer because my dynamic connection always loses the connection and it gets very annoying although it reconnects after a split second,

The thing is when I use static IP sometimes, the router gets disconnected then I have to go into dynamic connection then go back to static IP to get the connection back again. But a week ago, I tried to do the same thing because my internet was down. But for some reason, I can't switch to static IP anymore.. It says: Either you have not entered all the IP numbers or some of the numbers you entered are invalid. The numbers should be between 0 and 255

So I tried putting in a random number at the end of my computer ip address which ended in 0 but that doesn't seem to work.

I hope all this makes sense..

Usually when I switch into Static IP it automatically gives new computer ip address usually 67.xx.xxx.x something like that but now I can't seem to switch.

I prefer static because I don't disconnect from games and the youtube videos load completely while dynamic keep disconnects the game and stops youtube load.. Also have trouble with AIM because sometimes it disconnects itself and I miss what my friend said or sometimes they don't get my IM message..

Help please? Thanks!

If I have to post ipconfig /all and other stuff I'm willing to do so

A:Setting up Belkin Router Static IP

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Hi Folks.
I,m not on here often because, generally, when I ask a question, I get the right answer pretty quick and dont have to return often.
Thanks for that all you techy experts.

Ok, here we go.
Can anyone tell me, click by click,(and idiot-proof), preferably, how to set up a static IP address on my wireless router.
I have a programme for a poker game,(No money involved), that I used to serve from my old tower directly connected to a modem. Nothing fancy, just a game I used to share amongst others on an online forum.
Problem is, since I,ve gone all wireless, the server side has become very unstable. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn,t.
I have been told that I have to set up a ,"Static IP address", for the server, (My laptop), but have no idea how to do it.

Any help, (Click by click, idiot-proof), much appreciated.

I know you can do it, you,ve never let this old dinosaur down in the past.
Thank you for your previous help, and in anticipation of your invaluable assistance now.

A:Static IP settings for wireless router

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I recently got a D-Link WBR-2310 router. However, since the charger adapter which came with it could only accept an input of 108-120V (power sockets here have an output of 220V), I had to get a universal charger which could accept input of 100-240V.

The router requires a 5V input, so I set the output from the charger as 4.5V, since the next highest in the adapter was 6V.

I am able to power the router on as usual. When I connect the ethernet cable from my broadband modem to the WAN port on the router, it works fine. However, when I connect an ethernet cable from my laptop to the router, all the lights on the router turn on and the router keeps rebooting.

Strangely enough, when I disconnect both the cables and first connect the ethernet cable from my laptop to the router, the router detects the laptop and the relevant LAN light switches on. However, when I connect the broadband modem to the WAN port of the router using the ethernet cable, all the lights turn on again and it starts rebooting!

Does anyone know what the problem could be? The reason I've given such a detailed explanation is so that it may be easy to diagnose the problem.

Thanks a ton in advance!

A:All lights staying static on router

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I use a Verizon FIOS Actiontech Version 5 " n" router and am connnected by hardwire to it for my service. My supposed speed is up to 35/35 up/down.

I have another " n " router I would like to connect to the VZ router in the following manner but I haven't tried it yet. I would run my current RJ45 5E cable from the VZ router to the input of my router and then run another 5E cable from it to my desktop. This would basically use the extra router as a bridge or switch.


A:Adding " n " router to FIOS router

You could cascade the routers as you suggest or, often better you could use the second router as a switch ...

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "... Read more

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What are the differences and what is a better practice and why? Thanks for your thoughts.

A:Setting Static address via Windows or Router?

Quote: Originally Posted by user0x12

What are the differences and what is a better practice and why? Thanks for your thoughts.

I use the (router) LAN - dhcp server to set my static ip . Have use the windows for setting up my static ip , but when you get a nic update , all your settings are re-set . The router method works great for me , nothing to reset ever ..

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Trying to set up a static ip on this router, because my DHCP server was set to renew every 1 hour. Which, was kicking me out of games, ruining conference calls, such things. Kinda drove me nuts. The internet connection in general is real shoddy when doing conference calls through skype/video calls with any sort of software. although my speed claims to be 15mbps down through speakeasy

Anyway. how do I figure out the DNS server, what IP range to use... And where do I go in the router settings to setup the static IP? I'm pretty sure I see the DNS Server IP, it's in a menu under "Gateway basic setup." But, it shows me two separate IP's, so I'm not sure which to actually use?

Are there any other settings I'd have to mess with in order to set up in a static IP on this one computer? I'm just tired of random dropping out. I just change lease time to 24 hours instead of 1 hour, but I'd rather just not have to deal with it.

I believe to actually set up the static IP on the router side, I have to go to "Static Lease" but.. i'd rather be sure before I start twiddling with this.

Any suggestions to what I actually should set it up as? There's two computers hooked up via Ethernet, and one via wireless.

Just don't feel like botching anything up, as the service provider likes to take two weeks to actually show up to do anything.

A:UBEE DDW2600 router - setting up a static ip

to setup a static IP for the router to ISP you will need to purchase an fixed IP from the ISP

if you want to setup a fixed IP on the PC - do the following ipconfig /all and then we can find out the settings and set the fixed IP

OR you can login to the router and change the lease time

if you are using the pc the ip should not change because the lease runs out - you may have another issue

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 results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
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I have a RV082 VPN Router. But my internet connection is ADSL broadband with static ip. How can I get internet access on my RV082 VPN Router?

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OS: Windows XP SP2
DSL Router: Westell 6100
Wireless Router: Netgear WGR614 v6

After 2 hours on the phone with tech support last night, I finally got my connection back up. Now I am needing to forward a port or two on my routers, but due to the complicated nature of the setup, I have not figured out how to get it to work as of yet. I have already tried the (overly technical) explanation on portforward .com (http://portforward.com/help/doublerouterportforwarding.htm). But that is just a bit over my head as of now. The Netgear router is configured as a LAN ip, if that helps.

Any help is greatly appriciated!

A:dual router - port forwarding/ static ip


Your link came back with a "page out of date" error message.

Does any of the information on this page help:


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Is it possible to configure Windows 7 to have a static IP address for a particular wireless router or hotspot? I know I can make my wireless adaptor have a fixed IP, but that somewhat limits it!

A:Static IP address for a particular wireless router or hotspot?

Why exactly do you want that?
Do you have rights to change the settings on the router?

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This is a bit of a detective story! I need help from someone who knows the SonicWall management interface.

I am helping a friend/owner make changes to their business network at a restaurant. The ISP is Cox with a typical Motorola modem connected to a SonicWall TZ150 (non-wireless) firewall. The SonicWall in turn is connected to an ethernet switch. There are 6 nodes on the network: a PC and security camera DVR connected directly to the SonicWall; one PC and three POS terminals (they run Windows so are essentially PCs) connected to the SonicWall through the ethernet switch (OfficeConnect 8). The ISP connection uses a static IP address. Everything works but changes are needed.

Unfortunately the owner is a dunce! The person or persons that have set all of this up are long gone, names unknown! The password to the SonicWall TZ150 is also long gone! There is no way to recover the password so I need to reset the SonicWall to the factory defaults and set it up from scratch. I know how to use the Safe Mode login to the SonicWall and have successfully rebooted and saved the current configuration so I can recover to were we are now if I botch things up! So I am ready to start re-configuration, almost!

Now come the real issues! I don't know much about setting one of these up. The SonicWall is currently a blackbox to me and I am trying to determine how it is setup by the way the network behaves. I know that all of the current nodes are set for static IP addresses. I used net view, ... Read more

A:Static IP network setup behind SonicWall router

I think you can also set up static IPs on network devices themselves if you have trouble doing it in SonicWall, just make sure they are outside of DHCP scope of SonicWall.

One thing I would definitely look into is port forwarding. If your friend is able to monitor his DVR from outside of office, then you will have to find out ports DVR uses and forward them to DVRs IP address. Some other business software they use may also need such configuration on SonicWall, so consider that.

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Please bear with me, Im still pretty new at this. I have a network at work that uses static IPs, to several computers. With IP addys from through They all connect through a switch and are hard wired. Now I need to connect wirelessly to that network. I plugged my wireless router from the switch into a lan port in the back of the router (linksys wrt54g) with nothing plugged into the internet port. I went into my router settings and told it to connect to a static IP (I used, which is not in use right now). I disabled my dhcp and told my laptop to connect to However it doesnt seem to work at all, no internet, no network. Like I said, Im still a bit of a newb at this, and know I am doing something stupid. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Using Wireless Router With Static IP Network

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I have wildblue internet; finally got the laptop i have to connect both wired and wirelessly in the house. It is the only computer at the moment.

To do this, Linksys support had me set a static ip address and dns entries compatible with what wildblue was set to before trying to add the router.

THEN he started talking about how if I wanted to connect the laptop to another network - like a motel network or office network - I would have to redo the ip addresses. At that point my eyes were crossing, I'd been standing for 3 hours, and I was ready to flee.... I told him I would take the laptop somewhere else another day and call in if I couldn't connect.

Am I going to have to redo the connection every time the laptop moves from one network to another? That's absurd!

Is there a way around it?

I want to be able to move from my home network to other networks without having to futz with the settings every time. I've set up several wireless networks with different isp connections - dsl, direcway, etc., - and never ran into this before. I wonder if it's a wildblue quirk. I need to find out because wildblue is getting popular out here and guess w ho they're gonna call....

A:Solved: Linksys Router, Wildblue, Static IP

try going to control panel, network connection, right click the LAN connection, properties. double click internet protocol. Now what you can do is use the static IP address and DNS that the linksys guy provided you with and put that info in the alternate configuration tab. While using DHCP (obtain ip automatically) in the regular tab. It should attempt to find dhcp first wherever you are and if it cant (which it wont beable to at home) it should automatically use the alternate IP i believe.

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I am on a wireless network that uses public IPs for internet access, but on that same network carrying the internet service is a private network that we use to monitor and configure the wireless radios.
If I'm plugged into the radio directly I can set a route to mask and can get to the radio. But I am now behind a netgear router.
So... My question is this. What do I have to do to view the private network now?
I already have a route set on the PC to the network and it is persistent. What are the correct settings on the router?

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Ok this is a seriously messed up problem. I know how to fix it though, just annoying.

This just started happening recently, as in today. I found that I restarted my computer and I couldn't log onto ANYTHING. So I did ipconfig and found that my IP had changed to some default one. I can't remember exactly what it was, but something like

So after my last network problem I did (this is for XP) "ipconfig /release", then "ipconfig /renew" This took care of the problem and reassigned me to the campus, but it is just a pain in the to get it working properly. There are probably 50 comptuers in the house and every single one has to do this. It gets annoying.

I am curious if anyone can shed some light on this. Is it a campus problem? A problem with our hub in the house (we have 1 downstairs in basement-8port, 2 on 1st floor-both 8ports, and one upstairs-24 ports)? Each room most likely has a hub of their own to share connection between the 2 roommates computers.

I hope this is enough detail. I have been asked to fix about 10 computers so they can get on the internet and it is pissing me off, easy but annoying.

A:static IP resets to default router IP on reboot

Ok I just restarted my laptop and I see that the IP is

The default gateway is

Maybe this info will help.....

HOLY @#$^%@ I think I just figured out the problem.

Man I am an *****, never even crossed my mind. The problem was with my router I just installed. It was acting as a new DHCP server, not the campus one.

Oh well, I'll just leave this problem up here if someone else might have it.

If nothing else it shows how a complete ***** I am :blush:

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So this morning my router stopped working and I've been trying for hours o fix it. Even if I put the internet cable directly into the PC I can't connect(when I troubleshoot with windows it says that the local area connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration).
What should I do?
I don't remember changing any of my PC or router's settings before this happend.

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Hello. I have a question to ask you.

Can a user setup a static IP address before doing a port forwarding on a router when your ISP (a big cable company) uses and assigns me a dynamic IP address? I wish to have port forwarding for a VoIP telephone on my router. The router I am wishing to port forward is a Netgear WNR2000v2.

I always thought when your ISP uses dynamic IP address, you cannot setup anything with your home networking with a static IP address. Am I wrong? Please explain.

Please reply.

Thank you!

A:Can I Setup Static IP Address Before Doing Port Forwarding On Router?

The info that follows is not precise so that it can be concise.

For the purposes of this discussion, there are two sets of addresses:
Private and Public.

Your ISP assigns a public IP address to the public side of your router.

Your router assigns a private IP address to devices (computers/phones) in your home.

You can assign a static IP address to your phone or most any device on the private side of the router.

The public IP address that your ISP assigns to the public side of your router won't change very often - but when it does change - there are services that can track the change. And/or there are tools that will e-mail you each changed public IP address.
I'm not endorsing or suggesting that you use this service:
Managed DNS and Dynamic DNS - 100% DNS Uptime No-IP
The link is just the first example that I could find.
I would not download from this website:
Email My IP Free Download
The link is just the first example that I could find.
More detailed info on this topic:

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OK, I?m a little weak on networks so here?s my issue?.

I have a Linksys router E3000 which works well for my small network which currently consists of two desktops, mine (wired), and the family desktop (wireless).

Anyway it seems the router dynamically assigns an IP address to the family desktop every so often which is a pain when using remote desktop. In short Remote Desktop can?t find the family desktop because the IP address keeps changing.

Incidentally I never had this particular issue with my older Linksys router - WRT54GS V1.1

So how do I set it so that the family desktop?s IP address stays static? I?m sure there?s a simple fix but I seem to be missing the boat.


A:Assigning static IP address on Linksys E3000 router?

Check your router firmware for any updates...and personally I don't use MS remote desktop. I like teamviewer, much much easier to use.

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