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What is my static ip address?

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  1. btp.kickoff

    btp.kickoff Thread Starter

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    The other day I created a static I.P address obviously to forward a port but the problem is, I don't know what it is.
    my ip is 222.155.87.235 and I think I changed my static to 222.155.87.236
    The problem is when I go into my router options it doesnt let me type in dots.
    So my question is
    Where do I go to find my static I.P address after I have created it.
     
  2. Hughv

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    The address you're using is not appropriate.
    Any router with port forwarding allows this, but they often separate the parts of the address with boxes, so the dots don't show.
    You need a primer on IP addresses and port forwarding:
    http://www.portforward.com/help.htm
     
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    You shouldn't be setting a static IP address on your routers wan port unless your ISP specifically gave that IP address to you.

    What you want to do is set a static IP address on your computer. That IP address will be something like 192.168.X.X.

    You have to look at your routers DHCP settings and see what it designates for its DHCP pool. Set your computer outside of that pool of addresses. It uses those pool of addresses to assign to computers that request an IP address automatically.
     
  4. btp.kickoff

    btp.kickoff Thread Starter

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    I used portforward.com to set the static ip address, and it told me that it should be 1 symbol different from my ip address. I don't get it:(

    Squashman, I don't understand what your telling me.
    All that talk about DHCP settings and pools, I don't get it.
     
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