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Getting a Static IP Address


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tempjag

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G'day.

How do I get a static ip address? I have a Prolink H9000P Modem.

Any tutorials or guides out there on how to set up one?

Thanks a lot.
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dsenette

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you would have to request a static ip from your ISP to have a static public ip address....if your modem has a built in router...or if you have a router inside your network you could check out www.dyndns.org which will allow you to 'fake" a static ip address by assigning a DNS address (such as www.yourname.dyndns.org) to your dynamic ip address....with most new routers you can set the router up to automatically "check in" with dyndns to update your accounts IP assignment etc...they also have a client that you can install on your PC which will do the same...

i guess the basic question is why do you need a static IP?
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Right-click the network connection icon on your taskbar, then choose Open Network Connections.

Right-click the network connection you want to change.

From the list of options, select Status from the menu.

You can then select Properties.

From the menu, highlight Internet protocol TCP/IP and then click the Properties button.

You will see a couple of options, the first is Obtain IP Address Automatically. But we want to select the second option: Use the following IP Address.

You'll need to enter both an IP address and a Subnet Mask. Since you're behind a router, you should already know your IP address is something like 192.168.1. x (where x is a number). Your router probably already has an IP address like 192.168.1.1, so you will increment the final didgit by one for each PC. So the first computer you change to static IP address will have an IP address of 192.168.1.2 and a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.

Under the Default Gateway, put the internal IP address of the router, because this is the computer's gateway to the Internet.

Under the Use The Following DNS Server Address. You can get those address from your ISP. Or, this infor might already be viewable inside of yor router's setup.

You will need to make sure thet DHCP is turned off in the router's setup.
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this of course assumes that you're wanting a static ip on your PC not your internet connection
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Would this apply to my situation as well?

http://www.geekstogo...6544.html&st=30
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