Enter your router's web interface. Turn off DHCP. Set the static address of the router and restart it and the modem. That becomes your gateway address. Turn off DHCP on your PC(s) and set a static address. Add the gateway (router) IP and your ISP's DNS addresses. If you don't know them, you should be able to pull them off your router while it's still using DHCP. One main thing to remember is that your modem and router will need to reconnect after these changes so will both need to be restarted.
I am trying to set up a Static IP address so I can port foward. The thing is this Windows XP SP2 PC connects through a DSL modem, and also has a wireless router.
So whenever I go to TCP/IP Properties and change the IP address..I go to the routerlogin and it states that 10.X.X.X controls the device and not the current IP address that I just inputed....However after a few minutes it grants me access to the routerlogin once again. SO I'm assuming it just takes time to finalize the settings.
Question though, when trying to set up an IP address, does the gateway values matter?
and I'm doing this the right way? When I try to reset my PC's IP address, I go to Start>Run>Command>IpConfig/release. Then IPCONFIG/RENEW. Then I go to view all connections>Properties>TCP/IP> Input values for IP address, Default,Gateway, DNS servers, etc.
My PC specs are Windows XP SP2
Netgear Router WPN824 V2
Thanks, any help is greatly appreciated