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Static (Fixed) IP address

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    Static (Fixed) IP address


    I have Windows 8 not 8.1

    If I select Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network Connections, and right click Ethernet 1 and select Properties, Internet Protocol Version 4, it shows 'Obtain an IP address automatically' as being selected.

    How ever if I go to the DOS prompt and enter ipconfig. My correct fixed IP address is shown.

    Why can I not see the fixed IP address using the control panel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by machare View Post
    I have Windows 8 not 8.1

    If I select Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network Connections, and right click Ethernet 1 and select Properties, Internet Protocol Version 4, it shows 'Obtain an IP address automatically' as being selected.

    How ever if I go to the DOS prompt and enter ipconfig. My correct fixed IP address is shown.

    Why can I not see the fixed IP address using the control panel?
    Most likely because the static IP was assigned through the routers settings rather than in Windows.

    If you haven't changed the IPv4 properties from DHCP to static and filled out the static IP settings then most likely it's been set up in the router or it's using DHCP reservation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Most likely because the static IP was assigned through the routers settings rather than in Windows.

    If you haven't changed the IPv4 properties from DHCP to static and filled out the static IP settings then most likely it's been set up in the router or it's using DHCP reservation.
    The IP address was set using the Windows Control panel GUI as above. It did get lost so I reset it. It was after this that I found that it was not shown properly in the GUI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by machare View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Most likely because the static IP was assigned through the routers settings rather than in Windows.

    If you haven't changed the IPv4 properties from DHCP to static and filled out the static IP settings then most likely it's been set up in the router or it's using DHCP reservation.
    The IP address was set using the Windows Control panel GUI as above. It did get lost so I reset it. It was after this that I found that it was not shown properly in the GUI.
    I'm not sure why the static IP settings aren't showing up but if they show up in the ipconfig then Windows is still using them.

    You could try reinstalling the driver then type in the static settings again although I'm not sure why they would disappear in the first place.
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    If you are marked to "obtain an IP address automatically", you box is pulling it's IP address using DHCP. It's not statically assigned.

    When you run ipconfig /all and see your settings, it will show you the IP address you have assigned via DHCP. It will also show you the DHCP server that assigned you that address. Just because it's the IP address you expect, doesn't mean that it's static.
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    Thanks I have tried reinstalling the driver, it does not solve the problem, however as my laptop works fine with a fixed IP address it could well be a driver issue. I did change the mobo after I moved to W8. The processor is an E6600 so it is not new, but it works quite well with W8 on an SSD. I can't make up my mind whether or not to buy an i7 4770
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    Quote Originally Posted by machare View Post
    Thanks I have tried reinstalling the driver, it does not solve the problem, however as my laptop works fine with a fixed IP address it could well be a driver issue. I did change the mobo after I moved to W8. The processor is an E6600 so it is not new, but it works quite well with W8 on an SSD. I can't make up my mind whether or not to buy an i7 4770
    It might be that somebody set up the static IP using the ipconfig commands.

    I'm not sure if that would show up on the IPv4 page or not.

    You could try just using the following commands, "elevated command prompt" ipconfig/release press enter, to release the static IP then ipconfig/renew press enter, to obtain a new IP from the dynamic server.

    You can also Type "Netsh interface IP Set Address Local Area Connection Static "IP Address" "Subnet Mask" "Gateway IP" press enter, if you want to assign a new static address. You also want the assigned IP to be just outside the DHCP range of IP's.

    Those old dual cores still run this Op system really well, especially with 4-8GB memory. I'm still running the E6850 Conroe with 8GB DDR3 on my Garage PC and the SSD really makes it seem faster.
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