IP switching question...

April 2, 2011 at 16:38:41
Specs: Windows 7
i have 2 ip's from my isp and 1 pc running on windows 7.
i would like to switch the ip that is currently assigned to my pc to the other ip. is this possible?
if so, what would i need to do?

i am on a wireless network, through a dlink DI-624 router.
any help would be appreciated.

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April 2, 2011 at 18:40:39
If you're connecting to the internet through a SOHO Router (and you are) then the IP from your ISP should be configured on the external (WAN) side of the router.

Chances are your client computers are getting their TCP/IP settings from the DHCP server in the router and are something like the following:


Check the IP's on your client computers. If I'm right, then know that changing one of them to one of the IP's from your ISP will actually cause it to stop communicating on the network.

There are two rules of computing one should learn to live by and they are:

1) KISS (keep it simple stupid)
2) If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Believe me, I live by those rules........lol.........in your case, think #2

Unless there's some specific reason to apply a static, external IP to one of your PC's, don't bother. Especially if your present setup is working properly.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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