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You can also add your ISP's dns server addresses, then try to restart your computer and reconnect.
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well, nothing works because i cant browse the internet, but i only click the box that says "obtain ip address automatically" and not the one for the DNS servers, so i still think the problem(s) lie within the ip address area
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When you connect to the internet what is the first 3 numbers of your IP address.
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The first three numbers are 192.168.0
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First thing is get your DNS Server IP and Gateway.


To set up your static IP address:

1. Click the Start button, and select Control Panel.
2. Click the Network and Internet Connections link.
3. Click the Network Connections link.
4. Right-click the Local Area Connection icon, and select Properties.
Note: If your Local Area Connection is not listed, you need to configure your Ethernet card. For assistance, refer to your computer's documentation or contact your computer's vendor for instructions.
5. Select Internet Protocol TCP/IP.
6. Click the Properties button.
7. Select the Use the Following IP Address option.
8. In the IP Address text box, type your IP address.( the ip has to be 192.168.0.x where X is any number you choose between 2 and 223 besides a Number that is already in use on your network.)
9. In the Subnet Mask text box, type your subnet mask.
This would most likely be 255.255.255.0
10. In the Default Gateway text box, type your default gateway.
This would mostlikely be 192.168.0.1
11. Select the Use the Following DNS Server Addresses option.
12. Set your DNS Server Search Order.
These are the IPS you obtained from when you were able to connect to the internet.
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Uh, not to sound mean, but if you read the top, ive done all of that like five times.
I'm on a wireless internet network and Im not even sure now if i can do that. I tried and it wont allow me to browse the internet.
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Are you sure you set your DNS Server IPS.
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Positive, because of this picture below.

EDIT: And since im connected to the internet now and while i took that screenshot, they must be working.

Edited by tiptopfunnyman, 06 August 2007 - 01:08 PM.

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what are you putting for the subnetmask and gateway.
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255.255.255.0 = subnet mask
192.168.0.1 = default gateway
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Well, I talked to an IT specialist, and I found out that you have to call your ISP and request a static ip. Static ips are not offered to residents so you would also have to change your account to a commercial account. I assume this all depends on your ISP. Thanks to all who offered help.
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Static ips are not offered to residents so you would also have to change your account to a commercial account.


That is true for Time Warner!
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No, your IT specialist is mistaken. Th IP he is talking about is your public IP, of which most, but not all, ISP's use Dynamic IP address, so your public IP address could change every day, This is the one that tells other computers and routers where to send your requests from the internet. The IP address you are trying to change to static is your local IP address which is not visible outside your home network. The steps we have taken to change yours to a static IP should work, why they are not, I don't know. The only thing I can tell you is to switch to the static IP's we talked about in an earlier post, along with the subnetmask and put in your routers IP for the DNS server. Then reboot your machine, if you still cannot connect then do the repair like we also talked about in an earlier post. After these steps you should get connected.
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And the way that he has it setup should work and he should be able to connect to the internet.
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Static ips are not offered to residents so you would also have to change your account to a commercial account.


That is true for Time Warner!



Ah I do have Time Warner. On a different subject though, I found out that I dont actually need a static ip for what I was trying to do. And the IT specialist is with my ISP and i dont see how he was mistaken, but then again everyone makes mistakes. I'm rather computer literate and there are things that go over my head, but this subject I think I'll let be, simply because its not so necessary as I originally thought.

I will keep this book-marked because like I said I may need it for future reference. Once again though, I thank you guys for your help. The world wouldn't move without people like you.
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