Manually configuring IP adresses on network-help!!

  Viv-208691 22:29 15 Apr 2004
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Hi there. I have a linksys gateway and for security reasons i have set it up to only accept a range of IP adresses (192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.101). I then told Win XP on my wirelessly networked pcs to make up IP adresses automatically but it gave those pcs strange adresses not even beginning with '192.'!! I tried to configure myself but with no success. I filled in DNS box with DNS server adress on my main pc which is hardwired to linksys gateway but to no avail. Any ideas why?? My wireless pcs say they are connected to the router but b.band connection doesnt work (my IP cant find a connection). However, sometimes XP automatically gives my computers the right IP adresses. ??!!!??!!!

Please help a baffled man.

Kind regards

  hugh-265156 00:03 16 Apr 2004

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  Gaz 25 00:11 16 Apr 2004

These are based on assuming you run Windows XP.


1) Hard to start > control panel


2) Network adapters or connections


3) Find the LAN adapter.


4) Right click on Local Area Connection > Properties.


5) When dialog appears > TCP/IP > click and highlight > properties or advanced.


6) Then where it says let windows choose and obtain IP address, use the assign IP address manually.


7) In the IP address area on the main PC type 192.192.168.0.2


8) on the next computer do the same but with IP address: 192.168.0.3


9) In subnet mask just click, XP puts it in for you.


Note: 255.255.255.0 or something it should be.


Complete, done. Now retry.

  Gaz 25 00:13 16 Apr 2004

And DNS server & Gateway should be set to your routers IP.

  Viv-208691 10:00 16 Apr 2004

thanks Gaz (and Huggy!!) but what exactly do i put in the dns field?? ALso, shouldnt the ip adresses be 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101 etc??? I dont think I can set my Linksys WAG54G to accept a range including the IP adresses you suggested.

Please reply

Kind regards

  Viv-208691 10:01 16 Apr 2004

thanks Gaz (and Huggy!!) but what exactly do i put in the dns field?? ALso, shouldnt the ip adresses be 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101 etc??? I dont think I can set my Linksys WAG54G to accept a range including the IP adresses you suggested.

Are you sure gateway number and dns numbers are the same??

Please reply

Kind regards

  Viv-208691 10:02 16 Apr 2004

also, on step 7 did you mean to put "192.192."???

Kind regards

  Rigga 10:14 16 Apr 2004

Hi Vsz,

In your Linksys Gateway, you should be able to configure the DHCP server within the gateway. You must first ensure it is enabled.. then specify the IP addresses (usually a range) that get assigned to both your computers.

Once that is set, you can then set both of your winXP machines to obtain IP address automatically, and DNS server automatically.

So if you set your DHCP server within the gateway to assign addresses 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.101. All should be well.

Rigga.

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