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Solved: Unidentified Network (DHCP / Static)

Q: Solved: Unidentified Network (DHCP / Static)

At title states. I'm baffled

Unable to create a connection with the windows 7/64 machine. I've tried both dhcp and static with no resolve. Disabled/Enabled the adapter. Restarted the machine a few times. Uninstalled/Reinstalled/Updated/deleted the nic drivers and also let windows install its drivers. Used alternate eth cables / ports on hub.... other machines and mac work fine.

Network adapter states "This device is working properly"... local area connection status states:
ipv4 connectivity: no network access
media state: enabled

ran diagnose under the nic context menu and "troubleshooting couldn't identify the problem"...

System was working fine two days ago before I left for the weekend... machine was turned off before I left and was still off when I returned. Also, windows updates are set to manual.

Preferred Solution: Solved: Unidentified Network (DHCP / Static)

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Solved: Unidentified Network (DHCP / Static)

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Having trouble with my Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) wired LAN connection. Yesterday evening everything was fine, I was connected and doing some remote work into the office - I was playing with OpenVPN connections. I left the machine for a few hours logged on, came back and now the NIC appears dead.

I have restored windows to the point just before i installed Open VPN.

I get "Unidentified network" and "no internet connection" for my LAN connection in Network Centre. There's no gateway or ip assigned looking at ipconfig /all, just the self assigned 169.* ip

The ethernet cable is connected directly into my cable modem (note, not a router).

I have googled a lot and have tried (not necessarily in this order):

1. Ensured its not the WAN/RJ-45 cable - have connected successfully with an older laptop's LAN NIC. When switching machines i turn off both the machine and the modem for 30 secs, and typically tun network troubleshooter to reset the LAN.
2. Tested the internal NIC by pinging, loopback successful.
3. Uninstalled the LAN NIC and reinstalled it.
4. Removed all clients & protocols from the NIC's properties bar IPv4 and Microsoft Client for windows i.e. specifically removed IPv6.
5. Reset TCP/IP using netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt.
6. Have removed the wireless adapter. The only network connection is the internal NIC.

All forums I've scoured suggest one or more of these things, so I'm exhasuted of ideas.

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A:Solved: Ethernet card - No DHCP, unidentified network

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I am setting up a linux box for a server on my home network which is DHCP, I don't want to change the entire network, I just need this server to have a static IP (so that I can get port forwarding to work). I don't even know if this is possible, if I were to give the server a static IP can my router deal with it, even though everything else is DHCP? My router is a linksys WRT54GS if that helps any.
An answer to this would be much appreciated. ^_^ Thanks

A:Solved: Is it possible to have one computer with Static IP on a DHCP Network?

Yes just make sure it sits outside of your DHCP scope so if DHCP starts at and has 100 seats then make the machine be or lower or and higher and it would be fine. Make sure to copy all other items from what DHCP would give you. E.G. DNS, Subnet mask and gateway.

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I just installed Win8.1 on an HP laptop.  Networking on the laptop works fine as long as I use DHCP, which is how it is configured for general network access.   The problem occurs when I define a Static IP address; the interface gets
created as an "unidentified network" and I have no network access.  I have a very simple test network configuration in that all I am trying to do is configure a single firewall appliance using this laptop.  I do not have a DHCP
server on this simple test segment (Laptop direct connected to the FW interface).  Is there any way to utilize a Static IP address in Win8.1?  I have read through numerous threads describing Domain login issues, DNS suffix configuration,
deleting DEFAULT route, etc..  None of these seem applicable based on my simple, direct connected scenario.  I also opened the local group policy editor and set the unidentified networks to "private" with no luck. 

It appears that I have physical connectivity in that "link" is enabled/disabled when I connect and disconnect the laptop from the FW management interface.  I have had no problem with this configuration using previous Windows editions.  Has
anyone figured out how to use Win8.1 with Static IPs or is the indication that Win8.1 should not be used as a lab device?   

A:Unidentified Network when using Static IP

The bottom line is that Win8.1 seems to treats the assignment of a static IP address differently than previous versions.  I'm trying to determine if this is expected behavior and is there any way around it?  If I can't use a
static address on the interface, why am I allowed to assign it?         
Windows 8.1 does not treat this any differently, in fact I've recently done this myself with a Windows 8.1 laptop and a WiFi device that I needed a direct connection to in order to configure the Wifi device. The device's default IP was, I assigned with a default gateway of to my laptop and had no problems with the connection. The fact that the connection shows as Unidentified should not be a problem.
I don't know exactly what the problem you're encountering is caused by, but it isn't a limitation or difference in Windows 8.1.

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Hello. I just moved to Auckland, NZ from the USA to go to school at the university here, and am having a problem connecting to the internet in the university residence hall in which I am living.
Wifi is not available in the residence halls, so we need to use an Ethernet cable. When I plug in my computer, the network adapter icon says “Identifying...” for a while then settles on “Unidentified Network” with no internet access, the IP is 169.x.x.x
When I try to release and renew the IP, it says “unable to contact your DHCP server, request has timed out"
I've tried multiple Ethernet cables, both brand new.
I tried connecting to a port in a friend's room in the same building, and even in a classroom on campus, and both had the same result.
Naturally after all that I assumed my NIC somehow died overnight while I traveled here, so I went to a computer repair shop expecting to have some hardware replaced, but we plugged it in there and it worked immediately so they weren't sure what to tell me.
I've gone through pages of old threads at this forum and others like it, trying solutions but having no luck.
I've power cycled my computer, obviously I can't power cycle the whole network as it's for 200 people, but the IT people here have tried resetting it for me on their end as best they can.
No network bridges
I've reset tcp/ip stack and winsock
It's not a static ip, set to obtain ip and dns automatically
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A:Unidentified Network, Unable to contact your DHCP server

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ok so a buddy at work asked if i could look at a laptop. it was working fine apparently, but then out of the blue the internet will no longer work. so i bring it home, it hooks up to my Network, but no internet. i change it to a private network (though it automatically changes it back when i restart.) and still no internet. i've tried to manually and automatically change the IPv4. no avail. Looking at the Network and Sharing Center the middle icon says Identifying, but theirs an x between that and internet. *i have local only* when i try to resolve the problem it says Dhcp is not running tried restarting it, but it says it cant and that it didnt fix the problem. i dont believe its my modem or router my base pc runs on it fine. *plus this pc was doing this for said friend* also on one forum a guy stated that their were three different programs that were supposed to be running. he said to check them through cmd. i did. they were running. just not DHCP. i've had to restart this laptop about 20 times or so. i cannot change os *Vista (bleh)* nor do a system restore. *wish i could* i also put avira on the computer to check for viruses. *which it did* so that is on their. i also tried uninstalling his ethernet card, so its at Broadcom 590x 10/100 ethernet, i tried then to updated but the file didnt work. so i cannot even update that through the laptop. i have it hooked up through wireless and wired, but without internet. i have his windows firewall on, but i've tried ... Read more

A:Limeted connectivity/Unidentified Network/unable to start DHCP

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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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Hi folks. I've got a PC that works great on DHCP but if I try to change to static nowt works.
I've tried rebooting both PC and router after I've change IPs but still no luck.
I've used
IP and subnet and Gateway
I have another PC that works fine on static.

A:Solved: DHCP IP is OK, static ain't

First try pinging an external site by IP address.
If this works then you are getting to the Internet.

Then try pinging an external site by Name
If this doesn't then you have a DNS issues. I've seen it more than once that you need to use actual DNS entries rather that your router's IP address.

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We have over 50 XP computers on our network. Most get their IP's via DHCP (From a MS DC)...
I have one computer that is assigned it's IP statically but every-time it reboots or the network is disconnected and re-connected the DHCP address leases shows a dynamic IP assigned to the MAC address of the NIC.
This makes it so when pinging the computer name it generally responds with the dynamic IP. But when on the actual system itself it is assigned a static IP!
This system with the static IP is Windows XP, we do have many other XP based machines with static IP's that are NOT also getting dynamic IP's.
I've tried a few different static IP's
drivers are fully up to date
tried disabling the dhcp service and rebooting, but still no luck.

I'm not sure where else to try looking. About the only thing I haven't done is replace the NIC...

A:Solved: DHCP/Static IP issue

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need class c example

my dhcp pool 192.168.2 to

would like to set up static ip for a few printers, servers etc.

how can i split a subnet (good example), or rather just need some advice on this.

A:Solved: how can i split a subnet? (static vs. dhcp objects)


I would recommend this setup:

Subnet Mask:
Router static:
Other statics (printers, etc): thru
DHCP scope in router: thru (or whatever upper range gives you enough DHCP addresses for your typical needs)

By limiting your DHCP scope to a small number, it adds an extra level of protection from wifi connection thieves that might park on your curb and use your internet connection, if you have wireless and if you did not configure a strong encryption method and suppress your SSID from being broadcast.

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Hi, are there any advantages/disadvantages to using dhcp to obtain IP addresses versus defining them manually.

A:Static IP vs. DHCP

DHCP could save you time...particularly when there are many nodes.
Static could offer some security...could not just plug in a patch cable and be connected.

You can combine them...have DHCP turned on, but assign known machines to a static range.

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We have a network with approx 20 users, we have setup a vpn so we needed static ip for our internet. Right now they all have static ip addresses that I have put in their computers. Is there a way for me to use a router to put a static ip in the router and then make the router give each user a DHCP private address (ex: 192.168.x.x) and they could still access the internet?

A:ISP gave Static IP but i want to use DHCP

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I am having an issue with a computer of mine. It is randomly changing from a static IP to a DHCP one, Problem is that it's my media server. So although i can fix it fairly easily, It is annoying. it also happens for no particular reason, I can reboot 10 times and it'll stay the same, but after a day or two or three even (seems random) it just flops back. i've uninstalled and reinstalled the driver for it and got nothin. Any ideas?

Already scanned with Malware Bytes and it said i was golden

A:Static IP changes back to DHCP

When you notice that your pc has changed to DHCP, does it appear as if it may have rebooted since the last time you worked on it? Have you checked the event logs to see if there is any indication of what may be happening?

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Can anyone help, I have a network and when I am using DHCP to assign the IP address I can ping everything on my network (DHCP is set to assign from 10.0.2.x). If i use a static ip address 10.0.0.x I cannot ping devices.

The subnet is on all machines (DHCP assigned or Static) and the Default Gateway is assigned.

Any Ideas

A:Static / DHCP problems

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I have 2 XP machines on a home network. One has a Static IP and the other get it’s from the router DHCP.
My Question is how can I share files and songs on the network. I am having trouble having the 2 see each other. It seemed pretty much cut and dry.
Did I miss anything?


A:Static and DHCP try to connect

Did you enable NETBIOS over TCP/IP on the one with the static IP address? Can you PING each machine from the other by IP address and by name?

For each computer, let's see this.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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Just started a new job for a mortgage company, and see they have dynamic IP thru DSL ISP. Is there a benefit to getting a static IP (or several static IP's), and then routing it throughout the office?

This is what I would normally do, but I couldn't think of any reason to pay extra for a static IP. I'm sure there is a good reason, but I can't think of it right now...



A:DHCP verses Static IP's

Only time I use static public IP's is when I need a particular machine to always stay at the same IP address. Webservers or a VPN server.

Other than that, I use a DHCP server behind a nat box and only have a couple of static publicly routable IP addresses.

I use a 192 private IP block for everything internally, and only our webserver and our router actually have an external IP address.

Internally, I use a few static private 192 addresses for servers and TCP/IP printers.

Here is a funny story, I know this guy who used to work at a local Company that used all public IP addresses. He was the assistant admin there and wanted to show his boss why they should switch to a private block of IP addresses.

He accessed the bosses priner from his house and proceeded to send him messages saying things like:

Your open network printer has been hacked.

Help Help I have been hacked, please give me a non-public IP address.

Your mother dresses you funny because you use public IP addresses.

Those are the three I remember him telling me about.

He convinced the boss to setup NAT and use private IP addresses on most of the machines, then they proceeded to setup dhcp on a private block in conjunction to a NAT box. They saved a bunch of money, because they no longer had to pay for as many IP addresses every year.

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Is it possible to use DHCP dynamic ip and static ip in one nic at the same time ?

Like in xp via regedit ?

Is it disabled to use them simultanously in win7, one nic?
Google is full of "alternative config" suggestions, but they aren't what i'm looking for.
(since it is for the "if DHCP isn't available" situation)

A:DHCP and static ip simultaneously, one nic ?

Is there really a need for that?

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Hi all, this isnt a matter of urgency but just curious.

currently my desktop (win764bit) is connected the uni wifi by a usb adapter.
i then have a speedtouch TC1941 (bthomehub v2) connected by ethernet. The homehub does not have connectivity directly to inet (its there to give me lan) -the dhcp server in the home hub is turned off.

i'm using ics to share the connection on my usb adapter to the ethernet in my home hub (which was hell to set up).

when i connect to the home hub using my laptop(winxp) it will occaisonnaly aquire an IP etc but mostly fail.
I've rectified this by setting a static ip on my laptop and using the dektop ip as default gateway and dns server enables inet and lan to work on it.
the uni has a dhcp so i need to have it set to use that when im not in the flat, is there an easy way to switch between the 2 without having to retype my static ip info everytime. *note* using alternate configuration didnt work as the laptop still attempted to get an ip from the lan but failed</note>
or can someone tell me why the laptop wouldnt get an ip usually from the lan?

A:switching between static and dhcp

Look at the alternate network configuration capability, it's available for XP and later versions of Windows. Note that the automatic IP configuration has to be the primary one, and the alternate is the static IP configuration.
What version of Windows do you have?

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I've just updated a W7 machine to W10. The update has take all the settings from W7 and the machine was operating without problem before the update.

When running W7 the machine had a static IP address of and all of the other machines could access the machine using the IP address or the name defined to the network.

After updating to W10 the machine continues to have a static IP address of and the same machine name. Other machines can access it using the IP address but the machine name now resolves to which is a DHCP address. The machine has not used this address, if ever, for at least a year.

I can't change the machine IP as some of the applications that run on it store the IP address which is why it was moved to a static one in the first place.

I'm assuming the problem is the router which allocates DHCP addresses. I've deleted the original entry in the devices table and it has been refreshed correctly but it hasn't made a difference. The router is a Technicolor TG582n

I've even tried adding an entry to the HOSTS file which hasn't made a difference.

Any ideas?


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Why does Windows 7 have such a hard time going from DHCP to static? Right now I'm using DHCP with no issues. If I switch to a valid, static IP, Windows 7 thinks the network has changed. It puts me in the ridiculous Unidentified Network and I lose the ability to do anything on the network. I am a network admin with Cisco certifications and Windows behavior in this situation is beyond me.

How can I simply set a static IP on Windows 7?

A:Switch from DHCP to Static IP

NVM - seems the 10th time was the charm. It is working now.

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I have about 20 devices on my home network, half computers and half stuff like TVs, blu-ray players, xbox, etc. Most devices are connected by ethernet cat6 wire, but some of the PCs connect wirelessly. When I look at the device list on my router?s website, the computers are listed as their computer names, but several devices are named "unknown." These are my TV, Blu-ray player, etc. I can reserve an IP address in the DHCP section for each of them (i know their macid's) and type in the proper name. All of this can be saved in my router. That way, I can see all my devices listed by a real name (not "unknown"). This will allow me to identify any rogue devices that might sneak onto the network since they would be in the dynamically assigned section.


Is it problematic to do DHCP reserving as a general practice? It seems cleaner to me, especially if the devices will be plugged into the network 24/7.

When I reserve the DHCP address for a device, will the router automatically assign the new reserved IP address when it sees that particular macid coming online? I don't have to set anything on the device itself, right? (except for the device to receive an IP address automatically, which is usually the default)

I have a printer that I have currently assigned a Static IP address (inside the printer). I can put this address outside the DHCP range and leave it static (as it is now) or I can put it inside the DHCP range but reserve the... Read more

A:DHCP Reservation vs Static IP Addresses


I use this technique too and just love it.
Known systems&devices (ie their MACs) are reserved for specific IP addresses,
creating the same effect as if I had a Domain Controller handing out Static addresses.
NO system is not manually configured so that the laptop can still travel and use DHCP anywhere.

Personally, I set the known systems 2-10 and the guests get assignments 11 and above.
WHY? so that I can assign Firewall Rules for the know vs the unknown and let friends attach to my
router without any concerns for unauthorized (ie unintentional infections) access.

Works just great, albeit, my Netgear router will only reserve 10 slots.

[hint: I have 6 devices so I fake the MAC addresses for the other four ]

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I got a little problem getting the static ip configuration to work on one of the W7 machine, DHCP works but i need to be static. Here is the layout of my network:

1. Modem conected to:

2. 4 port wireless router conected to:

3. 8 port SMC giga switch conected to:
3a. Win7 computer - static ip
3b. WinXP computer - static ip
3c. Network printer - static ip
3d. Network camera - static ip
3e. 5 port SMC giga switch

3e. The 5 port SMC giga switch conected to:
3ei: WinXP computer - static ip
3eii. Win7 computer - with two lan cards
Lan card 1: its a 10/100 card that works both in DHCP and static form. (its disabled right now)
Lan card 2: ITs a 10/100/1000 card that only seems to work in DHCP form. Once i set it up as static, the computer wont see the network (without connection).

1. Both Win7 boxes are configured the same way except the ip number of course.
2. The ip range on the network is in the 192.168.1.xxx
3. Gateway and Primary DNS:
4. Subnet:
5. I have disabled IPv6 (read in forums that might help) still doesnt work.

I have ran out of ideas.. :s

A:W7: DHCP works fine, but NO Static IP

Welcome Kamaelon,

Have you tried "reserving" a static IP address from the DCHP pool? If you dont know how to do this, post back with your router model and I will make a rough guide for you

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Hi you all,

I was wondering if someone could tell me how to setup the Network Internet Controller (NIC) to carry one IP that he receive from the DHCP and one Static IP of another subnet.

In Windows XP Professional this was working perfecly with an registry modification:

choose the your NIC here


IPAddress = put you desired IP address
SubnetMask = put you Mask here
I done the same settings in Windows 7 but it does not work.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated

A:Assign DHCP & Static IP of other subnet to the same NIC ?

Alternate configuration.

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I have setup my network before and it was never this frustrating and confusing.

First off I have a Linksys WRT350N Router. Just like a WRT300N, with a gigabit connection.

I have 5 static IP's from Verizon FIOS. Now I have shut off my DHCP server in the Linksys, and entered all the static IP's for each computer.

All the computers can access the net just fine....but I have a webserver on one of the machines and I cannot access it at all.

I was thinking I had to still setup port forwarding to the specific machine that has the webserver, mail server, etc. but all the port forwarding options only give me the option to enter the last three digits of a DHCP'd address (192.168.1.*)

I am confused as to what and how to do it.

Can anyone help?


A:Static and DHCP mix up issues. Any help would be great!

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Ok, after lurking and reading for hours I have solved some of my woes. I will do my best to describe the rest of them to you. What I am trying to do is reconnect my Xbox 360 to my PC. I had this working for three months(since I have had the 360), then, I had to do a clean install of Vista. Well, almost a clean install, I quess it is a re-install, because if left a lot of the stuff I already had, just cleaned out my email and such. Now, I can connect my 360, and the pc recognizes it when I am in WMP 11 and look at the media sharing. Here's the problem. I can either connect to Xbox Live or I can remove the network setting in the 360 and I can browse the files on my pc through the 360, but I can't do both like I could before. It's one or the other. I am using a Netopia 2240 dsl modem/router. I have not changed any settings in the router whatsoever. After I did a reinstall however, I could not access some SSL pages or recieve email( I could send ok, just not recieve). I fixed this by rolling back the driver for my Network card. The problem between the 360 and my pc existes only after the reinstall.
Heres something else, win I try and ping my router it times out. And, I cant access it through When I use the cmd prompt and look at ip's, they are all static. Shouldn't I have dynamic? One last thing, when I click on my Broadband connection and click on details, next to dhcp, it says NO. However, on my LAN connection it says Yes???

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A:DSL has static IP's and no DHCP...it is PPPoE--plz help 1st post

Sounds like the reinstall is conflicting with old registry values and old programs. To be honest I would do a complete clean install..not a reinstall. That way you have everything nice, fast and new. Hopefully you still have a backup of the programs you use most.
Drastic I know, but best in the long run. We could be going in circles with this one...soz.

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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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I set up a VNC for my father in his office. He has a Netopia Cayman 3546 series modem with a router built in. Currently, DHCP is enabled. The problem is that the IP changes every couple of days which means the pinhole in the router also has to be changed. Is there a way to set one IP address for the VNC computer but still have DHCP enabled for the rest on the network? If not, what would be the best way to go about this. Thanks.


A:Can I use a DHCP server and have a static computer too?

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I have a block of 8 IP's and would like to bridge the ADSL Modem to a Multitech RF560VPN RouteFinder Router. The Router will of course abtain the first Static IP. I also have a Linux Based DVR (Security Camera) system that can only be programmed for static IP. To view this system remotely via internet it needs it's own IP. My question is can I bridge the ADSL modem... have the router be (NAT) DHCP for private addressing example and still have the remaining Static IP's available for the DVR and future DMZ for web server etc. ?

A:Multi Static IP w/ DHCP for Private

What you need is a router that supports ARP proxy. ARP proxy is used by firewalls, and allows you to specify a number of IP addresses that all map to a single hardware address. The result is that your single firewall interface will answer ARP requests for all of your public IPs.

Alot of the Cisco products can do this. There are some here but I am not sure how compatible they are with your specific modem and not sure if they support 8 IP's most mention 5 - http://www.dslreports.com/faq/3759

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I got a little problem getting the static ip configuration to work on one of the Windows 7 machine, DHCP works but i need to be static. Here is the layout of my network:

1. Modem conected to:

2. 4 port wireless router conected to:

3. 8 port SMC giga switch conected to:
3a. Windows 7 computer - static ip
3b. WinXP computer - static ip
3c. Network printer - static ip
3d. Network camera - static ip
3e. 5 port SMC giga switch

3e. The 5 port SMC giga switch conected to:
3ei: WinXP computer - static ip
3eii. Windows 7 computer - with two lan cards
Lan card 1: its a 10/100 card that works both in DHCP and static form. (its disabled right now)
Lan card 2: ITs a 10/100/1000 card that only seems to work in DHCP form. Once i set it up as static, the computer wont see the network (without connection).

1. Both Windows 7 boxes are configured the same way except the ip number of course.
2. The ip range on the network is in the 192.168.1.xxx
3. Gateway and Primary DNS:
4. Subnet:
5. I have disabled IPv6 (read in forums that might help) still doesnt work.

I have ran out of ideas.. :s

A:W7: DHCP works fine, but NO Static IP

I assume you tried various static ip addresses within that subnet and are keeping track of which ones you are using. Have you tried connecting the pc directly to your router?

Also, consider disabling dhcp on your router.

Does your adapter ip settings look similar to this?

Out of curiosity, what is the make of the LAN card and what drivers are you using? Windows or OEM?

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Hi, I'm facing a bit of trouble here. I would appreciate some help.

I have some employees who work in 2 sites. One site has a basic LTE (Huwaei) router Wi-Fi setup where as the other has a CISCO Wi-Fi setup. Every time they change sites, the IP needs to enabled/disabled.
When they need to connect to Wi-Fi through the LTE (Huwaei) router, static IP needs to be enabled so that they could do wireless printing and etc.
When they need to connect to Wi-Fi through the CISCO setup, DHCP needs to be enabled.
I made 2 basic scripts (and I'm testing) so that they could switch between static and dhcp without calling for IT support. However, nothing happens when I try to enable static ip via the script because the IP settings do not change. What am I doing wrong here?

IP Details:


Below are the scripts which I made:

Enable Static IP:
@Echo off
netsh interface ip set address name="Wireless Network Connection 3" static

Enable DHCP:
@Echo off
netsh interface ip set address "Wireless Network Connection 3" dhcp

A:Script to change from DHCP to Static IP

Is there a reason why the Huawei router is configured to not run DHCP?

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If I set my computer to dhcp I can get access to the router and to the internet just fine. If I go into the control panel and set it to static IP then I can't get access to anything.

Here are the steps I am taking:
In the Network and Sharing center window
I click on: Change adapter settings (In the left hand side of the window)

That gives me the Network Connections window
now I right click on "Ethernet" and scroll to the bottom and choose Properties

Now I get the Ethernet Properties window
Scrolling down to TCP/IPv4 I click that and then select properties

That gives me the Properties window (yes I know I am being detailed.. but windows 8 is new .. and maybe I am just doing something .. dumb)
Now I fill in the 5 fields in that window "Ip address" "subnet Mask" "default gateway" "preferred DNS server" "alternate DNS server" ..

then I hit ok on that window and ok on the previous window also.

At this point the "network connections window" shows my Ethernet icon and it says "network" below where it says "Ethernet" ..

and I have internet access for about 30 seconds. then I loose internet access . if I try a reboot .. the network icon in the system tray tells me it can't find a network.

is there something that I am missing?

I have windows 8 pro
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A:dhcp works . static ip doesn't

I'd have to see the settings you were trying to use.

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Hi All,

I need assitance to find out why some of computer in my work place getting into DHCP. Let me give some insight. We have 1 Server 2008 R2 and 30 Windows 7 pro computer. All connected through network and PXE booted. WInpe and wim are stored in server.

We have script to set IP address, gateway and DNS details wrote using WMI objects. i have found that some computers setting Static IP address however after reboot it loosing Static IP and getting into DHCP. Addition to that i even see When i do ipconfig "Ethernet adapter local area connection 2" when i am setting IP address after reboot it shows "Ethernet adapter local area connection" and this is going to DHCP and getting different ip address.

Additional Information:
--> WIndows 7 SP1
-->Same Mac address
-->checked form event logs couldn't able to get much information why did it dropped static IP
--> Only 1 NIC

I required help in finding why this is happening to some computer and it is very randomly. Please let me which event log location of LAN interface and How can i fix this issue because lot of other application are depend on this static ip which are getting failed.


A:How do i know why Static IP address dropped and getting into DHCP

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Do you have a script applied in the GPO?

Select OU, in Group Policy Management Editor, expand User Configuration >> Policies >> Windows Settings >> Scripts.

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Is there a way to have 2 different configurations, one DHCP, the other with a static IP on one network card ? And if yes, how can I switch from one to another (besides making scripts that change the settings)
I need a static address at work and DHCP at home.
I know some small progs are able to do that, but I'd like to know if I can do that in windows.

A:dual net config dhcp or static ip

if on one network card..i think that's can't.
for what you want to do that?? you need static address at your work office?? than DHCP at your home>?? so it's means 2 location? if i'm not wrong.

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In XP it is made in registry. But how can I configure two types of addresses for one interface?

A:How to enable DHCP and Static IP adress on the same NIC ?

If you go to your network connections window like in the picture below.Then choose IPv4 properties then choose "Use the following IP address". At that point you can click the advanced tab for advanced TCP-IP settings. You can then bind a secondary IP to your NIC by using the "Add" tab. You can add a secondary IP, Default Gateway,DNS,WINS, and easily bind them to a single NIC.

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Hi, I hope the title didn't confuse you...
I'm totally new to using Windows Server 2003 (or any windows server edition) but I do have a basic understand of networking.

Ok, so here's what's going on... I have a machine with Windows Server 2003 running an Exchange Server in a office with 5 workstations attached. The server is being used for a basic outlook calendar across the various workstations, nothing major. Our current ISP provides us with a Static IP address. The party that installed and configured the server set it up to run the DHCP server on the server PC itself. As in, the machine running windows server is also running a software DHCP server for the entire network.

THE SETUP: As of right now we have a wall port (internet access) with a cable running to a 8 port unmanaged netgear switch that has cables hooked up to the 5 workstations as well as the server itself. Pretty simple.

THE QUESTION: How do I configure the ISP static settings on the DHCP Server portion of the Server PC? We may be getting a new ISP with a dynamic address OR a new static address.

WHAT I'VE TRIED: I've tried configuring the IP address on the Server PC the way I would via the NIC adapter settings but it already has a internal IP address from the DHCP Server running on that PC so changing that was no good. I guess what I'm basically looking for is a screen like this (I hope you're familiar with the configuration pages of Linksys Routers)
http://ww2.jus... Read more

A:Static IP from ISP on Windows Server w/DHCP

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Hi there,

I noticed there was another front page thread that was a similar problem to this, but I didn't want to hijack the thread.

A few days ago after having my PC (Windows 7) turned off for about 10 days due to not having a monitor, I turned it on and suddenly was experiencing the little yellow triangle over my LAN connection in the windows tray. It says Unidentified Network - No Network Access. Im using a wired connection to the router which is a Belkin and I haven't had any issue like this in the 2 years i've had this PC.

I have tried a few fixes that I found online but haven't had any luck and it has me completely stumped. Im posting this off my MacBook Pro which is wireless and isn't having any problems, nor are any other wireless connections in the house (iPhones, PS3 etc).

I have AVG free installed on the PC. I would post /ipconfig results on here but im not sure how to do that because I have zero net access on the PC.

Thanks in advance for any help given

A:Solved: Unidentified Network - No Network Access

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Hi. this site had a post of a similar problem, but the suggestion did not fix my problem. So, I thought I might post my problem specifically and see if anyone has any suggestions.
I have 2 different laptops. both running Windows7 and connecting to the internet wirelessly. within a few days of each other they both began to display "Currently connected to: Unidentified network No network access" and they will not let me get on the internet. It is not my router becuase It shows the same thing no matter where I try to connect. I have tried my gym and a local restaurant that I have always had success connecting to before. Furthermore my WindowsXP desktop is directly connected and is connecting to the internet without any problems. My laptops are both running AVG for antivirus. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Unidentified network No network access

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Hi all, first time posting here and hoping someone can help me out!

As the title implies, I am having trouble connecting to the internet, but not my network, when I assign a static IP to my machine. However, when it's set to DHCP, it works just fine.

Pertinent info:
-I'm connecting to a Linksys WRT610N router via a wireless USB adaptor, Netgear WNDA3100v2;
-Service is Time Warner Roadrunner cable;
-There is no IP conflict as I've got DHCP range set from .200-.249 and this machine's static is .100;
-All the other devices in the house are on static starting with .101 up and they all work fine, both wired and wirelessly;
-Can see and connect to all devices in the LAN, including the router, but nothing outside

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... thanks!

A:Can't connect via static IP but works fine via DHCP...

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I work between several locations with varying access requirements. I am getting tired of the process of changing back and forth between setting my laptop wireless adapter properties between static and dhcp. I have to remember each address and dns for each location that requires static setting on my machine. Is there a gui application that makes it easy to flip back and forth by allowing me to set those properties in a profile or connect them with the connection profiles?

ps. or some sort of script i can run at the command line to automate the process a bit?

A:swapping bewtween static and dhcp on the laptop

http://www.net-switch.com/ is One I've heard mentioned a few times, but haven't used it myself. Doesn't look like it supports Vista though.

Google for Net Switch or Network Connection Manager, there are some freeware versions out there.

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I'm trying to set-up a relatively straightforward but complex network. I've got 3 machines, Win 2k3, Vista, and Mac OS X. I just purchased a Linksys RVS4000 gigabit router. I'd like to do the following:

1) Set-up my Win 2k3 machine as a web server. I was given a static ip address from my DSL ISP and I would like this ip to be used with this machine.

2) The rest of the machines I would like to assign DHCP too with the router.

How should I physically set-up my network to accomodate this? What router settings do I need to set?

If anyone can help me even further, how do I bind a static ip to a my godaddy.com account?

Thanks in advance,

A:1 Static, Multiple DHCP Computers Configuration Help

Security issues aside you need to go to the LAN settings and choose your DHCP range then statically assign an address to the server. The ISP IP assigned IP address is going to be needed on your WAN connection, with a pool of internal addresses NAT'ed to that address. Then you need to port forward incoming traffic on the WAN interface ( not on the LAN interface), on port 80, to the web server's static internal address, and set up an access rule to allow that traffic through the firewall. The setup should have the webserver's port as a DMZ (there is a wizard for it). I'm feeling lazy so pasted the link below.


This document walks you through a lot of it.

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I recently purchased a Nano station to boost internet signal when traveling in our motorhome. To set it up, I must change to IP address from DHCP to a static address. All computers in my home are operating on wndows 10. I am really confused as to how to do this. Will the correct address revert back automatically or do I have to know what it is and go back and change it back.

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Hi -
Where would I find an event on a server that changed from a Static to a DHCP address and which domain account made that change?

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Starting yesterday, when I boot up my laptop at my workplace which has a wireless router, it picks up a strong signal. But when it tries to connect, it tries to "identify" and then gives me a limited access connection with no internet access and calls it an unidentified network. I've tried some of the steps given in answer to others who have asked similar questions. Here is my laptop's basic info:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II Dual-Core M300, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2814 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 293143 MB, Free - 238371 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, JV71TR
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

Here's my ipconfig:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Loma-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : zoominternet.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-2D-75-DA-CA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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A:Solved: Unidentified Network

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I am having trouble with an unidentified network. If this network is operating when either I switch on my PC or Laptop they log on to this network and stop me getting an internet connection. I have tried deleting it but with no success. The only way I can get rid if it is to reset my router which then connects to my network. If any of the four PCs/Laptops on my network are on net before this rogue one is working they are no affected when another one logs on and is connected to the unidentified one. Having to reset the router is a pain if another user is already on line.

A:Solved: Unidentified Network

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I'm helping someone with a vista home premium Compaq computer 1 GB of ram 140 GB hard drive and 2.40 GHz amd processor
using Comcast internet

user older couple

they have a bunch of Pogo games and not to much else was connecting fine till i noticed it had never updated to sp1 every time it tried ti failed tried to update failed changed updates to automatic and it downloaded sp1 and installed it but now shows that its connected to internet but says cant display page and it i hit diagnose and repair say no problems found any ideas thx

(I'm using my laptop on the same net work with the same cord that was connected to the computer in question)

A:Solved: unidentified network

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I have just returned from a weekend away where I was using my Dell Inspiron Windows7 laptop connecting to the hotel WiFi network with no problem (having done this successfully before elsewhere). Now at home I cannot connect to the Internet or my home WiFi network. I have the message Unidentified Network yet it also seems to show I am connected to my home network, yet I cannot access anything. We need to Skype someone in afew days time so need a solution quickly. Any suggestions.

A:Solved: Unidentified network

Try to connect by ethernet and Wi-Fi and ...

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Identify your network and also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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