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Can't connect via static IP but works fine via DHCP...

Discussion in 'Networking' started by pubcrawler13, Feb 5, 2011.

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  1. pubcrawler13

    pubcrawler13 Thread Starter

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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!
     
  2. pubcrawler13

    pubcrawler13 Thread Starter

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    A quick update... I verified that I can successfully use MAC filtering to give myself a "static" IP within the DHCP range, thus achieving basically the same goals, but I'd still desperately like to know why simply assigning a free static IP shuts me down. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  3. Elvandil

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    Are you using an IP within the range specified in the router settings?

    Are there other machines on the network that may already have that IP?
     
  4. pubcrawler13

    pubcrawler13 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the quick response.

    I've actually tried a hundred different IPs at this point (quite literally... I've tried everything from .100 to .199), just to be sure, and they all do the same thing.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    You can use MAC address filtering to allow or disallow certain adapters from connecting to the network, but to assign a non-changing IP address you use Dhcp reservation. Unless, of course, Linksys has decided to use very non-standard terminology (I haven't checked that particular user manual).

    Rather than trying to get somebody to guess why your static IP assignments are not working please show for one of them ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  6. pubcrawler13

    pubcrawler13 Thread Starter

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    As I said, I'm now using DHCP reservation and achieving the same results - my issue is that as soon as I switched to this Netgear USB adapter, setting a static IP in the connection properties kills my connection whereas it was perfectly fine before the switch. I'll post my ipconfig later, i was justhoping someone might have an idea offthe top of their head.
     
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