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IP Adressing driving me nuts

  1. #1

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    IP Adressing driving me nuts

    Hi All,

    Using win8.0 all up to date. I am trying to set up a DD-wrt router with a default IP Address of which is also the default Gateway.

    The previous router had as the Gateway and I had given the laptop I am using a static IP of

    When I try to access the DD-wrt it starts to work OK, but then hangs. I checked the "Properties" for the Network card and it keeps putting the old Static IP back. I go to Advance and Remove the old IP address, but it stuffs the old one back in again.

    I tried using ipconfig /release but it says it can't do anything without the device connected. I feel like I am in a Hamster wheel from the Twilight Zone.

    This is what "Properties" looks like after I make the changes.

    As soon as I click OK for that dialog and the next one, it goes back to

    If I go to "Advanced" both IP addresses are shown. I click "Remove" for the 0.10 and it removes it. Click OK twice and go back and the damned thing is back 0.10 and two IPs in the Advanced list again.

    If I clear all adapters and set them all to "Auto IP address" I still cannot access the DD-wrt.

    Is there some way to forcefully remove all stored IP addresses for the selected-Network adapters?


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  2. #2

    Posts : 98

    It was the damned StarTech (USB21000S2) USB-LAN-Gigabit adapter. I uninstalled the drivers, removed the adapter, plugged in a different brand of 1Gb-adapter and problem solved. Out of the hamster wheel finally, after wasting almost a day on it.

    It seems the StarTech driver does not play well with Static IPs. DUH!!!!!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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