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cpscdave

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Hi Everyone,
This is just a minor annoyance but my laptop hops around on wireless networks a bunch.
On my testing network I need a static IP address and when I'm not on that network a dynamic one.

Is there a way to configure Windows 7 so that when I connect to my test network it goes back to the static IP settings I set up?
Like I said minor annoyance =D

Other thing that would be great is can I share my computers Wired network connection to a router that I connect wirelessly to?
This test network doesn't normally have internet connection, and it creates more work when I have to update something :)

Thanks for any help :D
 

TheShooter93

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Hi cpscdave,

cpscdave said:
Is there a way to configure Windows 7 so that when I connect to my test network it goes back to the static IP settings I set up?
If you're using the same network adapter, no, I don't believe that is an option within Windows by default.

If you specify a static IP address it is going to keep that assignment until you tell it otherwise. Regardless of what wireless network you connect to.

There may be 3rd party software out there that allows for this but none that I am aware of.

cbscdave said:
Other thing that would be great is can I share my computers Wired network connection to a router that I connect wirelessly to?
If I'm understanding you correctly, it sounds like you want you want to have the connections from your wired (LIVE) network to your wireless (TEST) network.

That is the purpose of a router, and no, your PC cannot do that.
 

TerryNet

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Is there a way to configure Windows 7 so that when I connect to my test network it goes back to the static IP settings I set up?
If there is no Dhcp server on your test network then yes, set the static IP configuration on the Alternate Configuration page.
 

cpscdave

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How does windows decide whether to use the ALT config? Just when there is no DHCP server?
There is one running now, but since I control everything and everything is already set to static I can turn it off.
I Think I left 1 DHCP slot open for times when I'm dumb and/or lazy (which is often lol)

Appricate the help :D
 

TerryNet

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How does windows decide whether to use the ALT config? Just when there is no DHCP server?
Right. A request for a dynamic IP configuration is sent out; if there is no response then the Alternate Configuration is used.
 
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