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Change IP address to static

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by andrewgerm, Jul 28, 2013.

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  1. andrewgerm

    andrewgerm Thread Starter

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    Good day all

    I have a WIndows Vista x64 machine where I would like to set a static IP address.
    The machine is on a small network that gets a DHCP address from a router, but I'm chaning all desktop workstations to static addresses.

    The problem is, I can no longer find where to change the IP.
    If I click on the Network desktop icon, and access the netowrk and sharing centre, I get the usual local / network / internet graphic, and all the various options to enable network discovery, etc.

    If I click on manage network connections to the left, I get a window showing 'incoming connections'. From there, if I select properties on this, I get a dialogue box with 3 tabs 'general', 'users' and 'network'.
    Under network, I then have IPv4, IPv6, file print sharing, etc.

    If I select properties on IPv4, I get a window with the following;
    checkbox saying 'allow callers to access my local area network' which is checked
    Below that assign IP address automatically using DHCP
    Or specify IP address, with boxes for 'from' and 'to' and 'total'
    And a checkbox saying 'allow caller to specify own IP address'

    This seems to be for RAS dial-in, or something.

    There is no modem on this machine. All I want is to specify the IP for the on-board NIC.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. andrewgerm

    andrewgerm Thread Starter

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    @etaf

    Thank you for the reply. And that is a great tutorial reference.

    Unfortunately, when I get to the point in network and sharing centre of clicking manage network, all I get in there are the setting for incoming RAS calls, and nothing to do with the network adaptor or LAN connection, so I am unable to access the setting to change the IP address.

    The user account is a local admin, and Vista has all the latest updates.

    I have tried every way possible to find / access the settings, but to no avail.
     
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    Unique (to me) problem. In Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services check to make sure that the following three services are Started. If any is not Started try to start it. (I doubt this will lead anywhere, but it's the only thing I have thought of.)

    Network Connections
    Network List Service
    Network Location Awareness
     
  5. andrewgerm

    andrewgerm Thread Starter

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    @TerryNet

    Thank you. I have tried your suggestion, but all of those are running.
    Normal network and Internet activities are working normally on the machine. Just this issue.

    I've sort of run out of ideas. I consider my IT skill rather advanced (I've studied and taught it) but this has me lost. All the searching I've done has come up with nothing, so this must be very rare.

    Thank you again.
     
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