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setting up a static IP address

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by meronr, Jun 23, 2006.

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  1. meronr

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    you are actually dealing with 2 ip addresses.

    1) Your main IP address assigned to you by your ISP. Very very few ISP's give static IP's anymore so it will change from time to time.

    2) The IP address you assign to your computer. This can be static as your router will translate it automatically and route the information (hence the name "Router").

    This means that the ip address you assign your computer (most likely in the 192.168.n.x range) will be different than the one you see when you go to www.myipaddress.com (which will have the one assigned by your ISP).

    The purpose of this is so that you can use the same main IP address to allow internet access to several computers.
     
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