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I need help creating a static IP Adress

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Contributor AndreDostie
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Registered: ‎02-23-2013
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I have been running a number of video game servers from my laptop for about a month. My operating system (Windows 8) has assigned me a dynamic ip that changes each time I start up the computer, which can be very annoying to connect to.

 

I went into my network setting on the computer and tried to change it manually (under the IPv4 section). However, once I had set it to a static Ip, I would be unable to connect to the router. I then tried to change the public IP from my router settings, but this also failed. 

 

I understand that my LAN ip 192.168.x.xxx is static, but the servers are being run on my public IP. I don't see why changing my public IP would affect my ability to connect to the router.  

 

Any help would be much appreciated

 

Thanks in advance Smiley Happy

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Platinum Contributor III Platinum Contributor III
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#1 You need to find the DHCP Range of the router.

 

#2 Since the the DHCP Server is enabled in it: You need to make sure that the DHCP range does not occupy the whole subnet.

 

Which means for example if the router's LAN IP Address is 192.168.1.1, the Starting IP Address is 192.168.1.2, the Ending IP Address is 192.168.1.254 - then you must change the Starting IP Address so that it is 192.168.1.100

 

#3 Then you need to setup a Static IP on your computer that outside of the DHCP Range.

 

Which means for example if the router's LAN IP Address is 192.168.1.1, the Starting IP Address is 192.168.1.100, the Ending IP Address is 192.168.1.254 - then your IP Address can be anywhere between 192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.99

 

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#4 If the DHCP Server in it was disabled, then It does not matter what the DHCP Range is.

 

Also if any computer(s) does not have a Static IP on it, then:

 

a) It/theywill have an IP Addres that starts with 169.254

 

b) Those computer(s) can only talk to other computer(s) that are behind this same exact router that have an IP Address that starts with 169.254

 

Aslo: Those computer can not access the net, unless all of the following is true:

 

a) One of the computers that has an IP Address that starts with 169.254 has a least two NICs, has a proxy server on it, and one of the NICs has a Static IP that is in the same subnet as the router.

 

b) On all of the computers with only one NIC, the clients (web browser - for example) are set to use that proxy server that has the IP Address of 169.254

 

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If you need help finding where the DHCP Range of the router is, it would help to know the brand and model of your router.

 


@AndreDostie wrote:
I understand that my LAN ip 192.168.x.xxx is static, but the servers are being run on my public IP. I don't see why changing my public IP would affect my ability to connect to the router.  

 


To me it sounds like:

 

a) you are entering the WAN IP of the router into your address bar to access the router.

 

OR

 

b) the IP that you entered into the router's WAN setting is not in a different subnet ( For example if the LAN IP of the router starts with 192.168.1, you can not make the WAN IP start with 192.168.1 ) as your LAN IP of your router.

 

OR

 

c) both A and B.

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Silver Contributor II
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You can try using PFStaticIP which will do it for you. Go here http://portforward.com/help/setup_static_ip_address.htm click out of the ad that pops up then you can download the program for free. There's directions, but its as easy as clicking on make static and letting it do it for you. This works great for most people.

 

 

Copper Contributor mydyingbride
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if you have difficulty with configuring the router, NO-IP could be the way to go, the free version might be all you need too. you could subsitute something like andre.no-ip.rg for all your dynamic ips.

 

http://www.noip.com/services/managed_dns/free_dynamic_dns.html

 

"No-IP's Dynamic DNS services has many applications. Remotely connect to your computer from work. Run a personal website, access your DVR, run a FTP, game, or mail server. The options are endless."

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I'm assuming you have an Actiontec router on FiOS.  The trick is to create a static DHCP lease in the router for each device you want to have a fixed IP address.

 

Login to your router.   Go to the "DHCP Connections" list.  You can get there from the Advanced Menu by clicking on "IP Address Distribution" and then "Connection List."  It's also buried in network menus.

 

Once on this list, find an active device that you want to have a fixed IP address, click the "edit" icon, and click the "static lease" checkbox.  Next, apply the changes.  You may also want to edit the name the router uses for that IP address to make it easy to tell what the device is ("game_server", for example).  Save those changes, and your done!  "Wash, rinse, repeat" for all any other other devices that you want to have a fixed IP address or name.

 

Enjoy,

 

 

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