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dhcp works . static ip doesn't

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by aiko View Post
    I totally agree with you, but since the range is 192.168.1.x I'm assuming there are not many pc's on the network. so it would be a very strange coincidence.

    (192.168.1.x is very typical for routers that are found in homes that don't have much pc's connected)
    Yes most routers in the US use this range for LAN.

    I'm still not sure what the problem might be because I haven't seen the ipconfig from other machines on the Op's LAN, but if the Ip was already in use that might do it.

    I haven't had any problems setting up static IP's with Windows 8 so must be an IP conflict or something.

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  2. #12


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    ip conflict, wrong DNS settings, wrong range, wrong subnet, who knows.. but one thing for sure, he defined the wrong settings.
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  3. #13


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    just wanted to stop and say thanks for the replies. I will set it to dhcp and give you the info you requested later tonight or tomorrow. I wish I could actually do it now, but just don't have the time. but thanks for the help so far.
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  4. #14


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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

    Routers, even decent ones, do not see a distinction between static IP's and DHCP IP's, they will bump the static IP's offline in order to give out an unused DHCP IP. Maybe the IP is already in use because the static IP wasn't outside the range of DHCP or it could be something else.

    If the static IP's aren't outside the range of DHCP then there may be an IP conflict, happens all the time and most people aren't aware of it. Just fixed one last week because the static IP's weren't outside the DHCP range.
    That's what I thought, but to be honest I wasn't 100% sure as I've only ever played around with my home router.
    !93.168.1.103 would indicate to me that it was used by the third device. It doesn't take long these days, even on a home network, to have three devices connected. Desktops, laptops, WIFI enabled smart phones, wireless printers, etc.
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  5. #15


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    Sorry I haven't gotten back in touch before now. Here is where I am at. On my old system (this same computer but just running windows vista 64bit (all I did was format and put in windows 8)) I used the same ip address, the same dns entries, the same everything and it worked there but for some reason 192.168.1.103 wouldn't work under windows 8 pro. Strange but not going to argue with strange results .. I took your advice and changed my static ip for this computer to 192.168.1.99 just in that off chance that something already had that ip. It shouldn't have been a problem since I had shut down the laptop (so no ip allocated there), and any other devices weren't talking to the network at that point so .. shouldn't have been a problem but .. again can't hurt to try. and that worked perfectly. Now have a static ip of 192.168.1.99, netmask is 255.255.255.0 and the last line is 192.168.1.1 again don't remember what the dns entries are but I get them from the router, and the router gets them from the cable modem. and have a solid connection to the internet.

    thanks for the tip on changing the ip to 192.168.1.99
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  6. #16


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    In that case Alphanumeric and Chev65 were right. 103 was already in use, or at least that's what your router thought.
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  7. #17


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    I'm glad you got it working.
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