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Windows 7: Creating a static IP address


20 Jan 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Creating a static IP address

I'm looking to create a static IP address and the previous threads on this are all a bit conflicting in their methodology and quite old! Two or three years at least. Is there any more up to date thinking on this?

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20 Jan 2012   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

are you talking about for your own internal network?

network and sharing centre >> your connection >> properties >> select 'internet protocol 4' >> properties >> use the following ip address

here's mine for example:
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make sure your default gateway is the address of your modem/router and you may want to 'obtain DNS server automatically' rather than the custom ones that i use.

i don't know what a subnet mask is, but that address works for me.


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20 Jan 2012   #3

 

If you require an ISP based static IP address you will need to order this with your ISP, and some charge extra for it...
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20 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, I agree. That's the key question. Do you need an internal static IP, for something such as a printer on your internal network, or is this a static IP so your computer can be accessible from outside of your network?
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