Static IP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Bman, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    If I am on a router with 2 other people, is it alright if I go into the settings and make my IP static? Will that cause any problems with the other peoples internet, or anything?

    Thanks.
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Set the DHCP range to something like 192.168.1.100-192.168.1.150 and set your static IP outside of that range.
     
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  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    What exactly is DHCP, and are those numbers you listed numbers I can use, or just the idea?
     
  4. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    DHCP = dynamic host configuration protocol - the numbers j79zlr are normaly the ip ranges that are set on routers - although they can be different so you should check, pernsonaly i place all pcs i have on static ip addresses.
     
  5. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Good to know, just wanted to make sure I won't screw anything up.

    Thanks guys.
     
  6. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    bman.. no offense, but if you don't understand DHCP or how IP addresses are assigned you probably shouldn't be messing with the IP addresses.

    Why are trying to set a static IP?
     
  7. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I understand it, I double check and guess myself. Plus I have you wonderful people here to help me lol.

    I am portfowarding, which needs a static ip address.
     
  8. Steevo

    Steevo Spammer representing. Political User Folding Team

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    Or put a lockdown on the mofo man before he get a hand in yo cookie jar. Setup three IP's with a hugely long lease time and ban the rest.