Windows 7 static ip address setup

  Blubottle 12:37 14 Sep 2010

Can anyone explain how to set up a static ip address in windows 7.

  northumbria61 12:41 14 Sep 2010

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  northumbria61 12:43 14 Sep 2010

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  wiz-king 15:21 14 Sep 2010

Make sure your ISP has given you a static address, most dont unless you pay extra - £5 from BT for example.

  mgmcc 16:16 14 Sep 2010

Is this "static" address you're trying to set up a WAN address (Wide Area Network, as provided by your ISP) or a LAN address to use with your Router?

As you're trying to set it up in Windows 7, I'd presume it's a LAN (Local Area Network) address. A WAN address would be set up in the Router rather than the PC, unless using an ADSL Modem directly from a single PC.

Open the Network Connections folder ("Start > Run", type NCPA.CPL and click OK), right click the relevant network adapter - Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection - and select Properties. Highlight the entry for "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and click the Properties button.

In the Properties sheet that opens, click "Use the following IP address" and type in the appropriate addresses for IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS Servers. If these are LAN addresses, with a Router whose address is 192.168.x.1, type in...

IP Address - 192.168.x.7 (which should avoid a conflict with other networked devices)

Subnet Mask -

Default Gateway - 192.168.x.1 (the Router's IP address)

DNS Server - 192.168.x.1 (the Router's IP address)

In the above addresses, the third 'octet' (number) shown as "x" must match that of your Router's IP address.

  Batch 16:22 14 Sep 2010

If you are using a modem router to connect to your broadband service and by a static IP address you mean the IP address that you are connected to broadband on, then there surely is nothing to do at your end.

You agree with your ISP that they will "supply" a static IP address and every time your router connects to your broadband your ISP allocates the same IP address (as opposed to the next one out of their current pool).

In fact, I can see no reason for it being any different even if you don't use a modem router (but just use a simple broadband modem without any router capabilities).

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