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Q: Static and DHCP try to connect

I have 2 XP machines on a home network. One has a Static IP and the other get itís 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?


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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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)

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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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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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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'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 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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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.

A:Solved: Unidentified Network (DHCP / Static)

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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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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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So, I'm working in this domain environment and 99% of everything is peachy-keen. But every now and then someone will complain that they have no internet access. This maybe happens to one user in 40 maybe once a month - tops. So it's not critical.
Just very weird.

Most workstations are Windows 7 since the client hasn't been keen to use Win 8 with Autocad. Windows Server 2008 R2 running DNS, DHCP and VPN server. No rogue DHCP servers. We checked.

When checking out the workstation I note that the user can get to the server for files. They can ping the DNS server and gateway by name or IP and get a correct response, but when you try to ping google.com, no response.

My usual fix is just set them static above the DHCP scope. Forget it for a week. Come back and reset them to DHCP and everything will be fine.

Has anyone run in to anything like this? Any suggestions on what might need checking?

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Okay. So I started having trouble with my net last week. It said "Limited or no connectivity"... So I said, Oh alright, that shouldn't be a problem, I'll fix it. Took me 2-3 hours to get it working again, and I don't even know how. 3 Days later, I wake up in the morning and the ping is out of the sky! (Only by ethernet) I plugged in wireless and it worked fine. So, then I thought it was the ethernet cable. I got the other one from downstairs (not being used) and pluged it in. Btw, the router is downstairs and Im upstairs. Im using "Devolo Highspeed Ethernet Adapted II". But then it wouldn't connect at all! So after a day of stressing, I decided to reinstall windows. I have windows XP professional (2002) service pack 3. I keep getting assigned a private IP that begins with 169... etc... I tried setting up a static, and when I do, it says "Connected" but I cannot access the net. Im going mental! Whats wrong? I figured you guys would be the best to ask on the net!

A:DHCP giving private address. Static IP not working..

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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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Greetings all. So, I was having some issues with my router. I host an ftp server off my computer so my friends and such can download files from my computer without me having to purchase a server, and so I need to forward ports. It worked perfectly on the old router, I static rooted by MAC address and forwarded it. But that router, a netgear, sucked. It would always die and need reboots. So we got a router upgrade. We moved to a belkin AC1200 dual band gigabit router, model number "F9K1113 v5," and this kind of thing hasn't been so easy to set up. I recently figured out that in order to apply a static root, I would click on the little "^" labeled image above the name and be able to assign it's iP address. But that didn't stick. But now, I'm having an even worse problem. My computer isn't showing up in the devices list! My computer gets perfectly fine internet, I'm on it right now, ipconfig prints out that I have That isn't gonna stay, I'll reboot and it'll change to 2.4 or something of the sort, so I want a static root.
First, I need to figure out why my computer isn't showing up in the devices list. Then, once I get it back in the list, I need to get a static root to stick at 2.123. Then I can forward from there. Any help appreciated!

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I always set my wifi network adaptor proporties Ipv4 to "obtain an IP address automatically" . Same for the DNS server. My landlord's acess point gives me an IP address but at some point the network adaptor settings gets changed to static IP and when I look at the IPv4 proporties the next time I see static IP with the correct last IP address assigned from the access point filled in to the fields. This isn't supposed to work this way and the problem is that on the next connection to the access point, the AP rejects the log in at it's captive portal password page with these settings. The only way to get a new connection with log in to the AP is for me to go back into the adaptor's proporties of IPv4 and set it back to "obtain an IP address automatically".

Ive tried two different netgear wifi adaptors each with its own driver and get the same result. Its very frustrating and i can't imagine any reason for this but wonder if The system has some virus under it. I posted on the Netgear forum and got many views but no replies.

I have CompTIA and Cisco network certifications and work in IT but have never come accross this or any mention of somthing that would arbitrarily change a network adaptors settings.

A:Wifi net proporties IPv4 always reverts to a static setting after dhcp

Hi and welcome to 7F. Have a look at this thread in case something there can help
ipv4 settings revert automatically, how can I stop this?

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I can't figure out why i can't get a connection using DHCP (obtain ip address automatically). The only way i get an internet connection is by assigning a static ip. i have another pc connected to the network also windows 7 and dhcp works fine. i'm confused, can anyone help?

A:Can't connect using DHCP

I would try this simple idea first and see what happens: click start, programs, accessories, then right click on command prompt and select run as administrator; once there; type ipconfig /release then wait till the adapter releases; then type ipconfig /renew and hopefully that will resolve the issue. If that does nothing for ya post back

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I just got Cox cable and it hasn't been working right.

I have a netgear WG602 wireless access point. I can connect to it but it has limited or no connectivity. Repairing the connection doesn't work and doesn't give me an IP.

I connected the ethernet cable directly to my laptop and it didn't work at all. I called them and it worked by directly connecting, but the wireless still didn't work.

Then I messed with wireless settings to try to connect, and I finally got online but my ip is 70.x.x.x, the apparent IP for all Cox subscribers.

But I got that 70.x.x.x through my router instead of a 192.x.x.x so I have no idea why it's doing that. It's really weird and I still can't get a dynamic IP.

Thanks for the help.

A:Can't connect to DHCP server

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I have a home network set up to share an internet connection through one of the laptops on the network. It was working now it's not. I've tried everything I can think of and everything that I foundregarding the problem. The host computer can connect to the internet, but no other computer can. I've tried all types, xp, vista windows 7...nothing. I get and error message when starting the host computer. "Please wait while...tried to authenticate dhcp 802.1x: I get the following after an ip config/release/renew.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Gary>ipconfig/release
Windows IP Configuration
No operation can be performed on Local Area Connection while it has its media di
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : ?
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
PPP adapter Axcess Data (EVDO-1x):
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : ?
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A:DHCP Unable to connect

Let's see this.
Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

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

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, o... Read more

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Modem goes to wireless g broadband router wrt54g. Then from there cable goes to desktop.(desktop is xp) I'm currently on a laptop(vista) connected to the wireless router. I've tried connecting directly from modem on the desktop and still no connection. Tried winsock and lsp fix, installing new driver, even disabled mcafee.Also tried new cable.Tried releasing and renewing. Tried static ip. New driver or uninstalling network card did not work. Any other ideas?
Host name:******
Primary Dns Suffix:
Node Type:Unknown
IP Routing Enabled:No
WINS Proxy Enabled:No
Ethernet adapter Local area connection 2:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Description: Intel(r) PRO/1000 PL Network Connection
Physical Address:00-12....
DHCP enabled:yes
Autoconfiguration enabled :yes
I.P. Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:
DHCP Server:

A:Can't connect to DHCP server

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Modem goes to wireless g broadband router wrt54g. Then from there cable goes to desktop. I'm currently on a laptop connected to the wireless router. I've tried connecting directly from modem on the desktop and still no connection. Tried winsock and lsp fix, installing new driver, even disabled mcafee.Also tried new cable.Tried releasing and renewing. New driver or uninstalling network card did not work. Any other ideas?

A:Can't connect to DHCP server

Hold the windows key and then press "r". Type "cmd" enter, then type "ipconfig /all". what does that say?

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Windows Vista 32 bit
Linkysys Besr41 Ver 2 Router

I am trying to host a game, and whenever i create a static ip, it will be fine for about 30 minutes to and hour, and then the connection will become local only. I will then have to switch back to automatic ip.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Cannot connect with static ip

Is the static IP outside of the DHCP range of the router?

Default DHCp range is to

Static IP should be -

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I am running windows xp on a dell inspiron 4150 with a built in wireless card. My wireless was working fine until windows prompted me to reboot due to windows update. It stopped working after that. It is telling me that no ip address can be found and when I ipconfiged it with renew and all it still could not find it. It gave me an error message that says cannot connect to DHCP server.
Any help will be appreciated.
Thank you,

A:Network could not connect to DHCP server

Nothing really comes to mind, but if you're using Window's Wireless Zero Configuration maybe you need to reconfigure your wireless connection; especially if your network is protected with encryption.

I use the utilities from my wireless cards' manufacturers to connect to my WPA protectecd network and had no trouble today after the same reboot (two notebooks). Well, same reboot if you're talking about the critical update released yesterday.

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