internet connection lost when using static IP

November 1, 2010 at 11:08:14
Specs: Windows 7

Hello,
my router's ip address is: 192.168.1.254
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
DHCP is enabled with leases from 192.168.1.1-253

I was having no problems with my internet connection with IPV4 settings to obtain IP automatically from DHCP, until I tried static ip addresses. I set my IPV4 settings on my adapter to
IP: 192.168.1.101
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.1.254

DNS servers: obtain automatically

After doing this, my internet drops out, but I am still connected to my network, and I can still access my home server. I think the problem might be that I am still telling it to obtain DNS servers automatically when I set static ip address. Is this the problem, and if so, how come this creates a conflict? I am still telling it to receive DNS server ip addresses, just no longer ip address. Any help is greatly aprpeciated. Thank you!


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#1
November 1, 2010 at 13:00:38

Hi Maddash,
I'm not sure how you managed to set your ip manually without being forced to set the DNS manually too. It doesn't let me do that. Could this be the problem?
I think you also need to make sure your router is looking for a static ip rather than a dynamic one for it to work.

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#2
November 1, 2010 at 15:59:01

WOW...I am beyond exhausted..I wasn't paying attention, and yes you are right, I cannot select obtain automatically for DNS when setting IP address. I haven't messed around with it in awhile, and didn't notice that. Sorry for the asinine question =(.

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