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aaskl

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    Assigning Static IP address
    « on: October 25, 2009, 06:23:50 AM »
    Hi,

    I want to assign a static IP address to my computers on my home network.

    I noticed that in the settings of my router there is a "DHCP" option which allows it to give certain MAC addresses a certain IP. However I also know that there is an option in Windows (I use XP and Vista) where I fill in the IP address, subnet and default gateway and also the DNS numbers.

    So do I use the one on the router or the one in windows to assign static IP? Is there a difference?

    I have tried using the router one but it works on some computer but not others. I have set my window's settings all to auto detect. So why doesn't it always work?

    Thanks

    Allan

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