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How do I change the IP address that controls the router?

by Archangeldawn / October 1, 2009 12:53 PM PDT

Hello all,

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

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Not that difficult
by Steven Haninger / October 1, 2009 7:39 PM PDT

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.

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dynamic static assignment
by bill091 / October 1, 2009 10:23 PM PDT
In reply to: Not that difficult

The above method will work and is the recommended way if you have a single PC. But then you sorta don't need the router unless you are using it as a firewall.

A better way is to assign a static DHCP address. This tells the router to always give your PC the same IP everytime. It is still learned dynamically it just get the same IP. Various router call this different name I think linksys call this feature "address reservation"

You will need the hardware/mac address of your machine. Their are many ways to get it but it is displayed on the ipconfig /all command output.

Another method is to just let the router assign you a address do the ipconfig /all and take this information and go back into the PC network settings and hardcode it. Not the best since in theory the router may assign this to another machine if your hardcoded one is turned off when a different machine asks but unlike in a home environment.

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