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Windows 7: Connection Drops when other devices connect to home network

31 Oct 2011   #21
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try a static IP Address somewhere high up in the range, for example 192.168.1.68.

It is stange that it isnt showing the DHCP Server but it shoudnt cause a problem as the other details are correct. All I can think of right now is that there maybe an IP Conflict.


Dave


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31 Oct 2011   #22
CaptPhil

Win7
 
 

I just want to be sure I set up a static IP correctly. I know I can set a designated/preferred IP on the router. Is there anything I should do on the computer itself, or just the router using MAC address?
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31 Oct 2011   #23
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The following is a Windows 7 guide to applying a static IP.
How to Assign a Static IP Address in XP, Vista, or Windows 7 - How-To Geek

Let us know how you get on.

Dave
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01 Nov 2011   #24
CaptPhil

Win7
 
 

Thanks for the guide. I'll read.

In talking to someone last night, they suggested I try to create an alternative network (guest network) for the conflicting items with lower priority (kids iPods, for instance). Sounds like an interesting idea.

Any thoughts on the idea, and any guidance on how I would implement that?
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02 Nov 2011   #25
serpentracer

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

your router's settings should have a guest setting. try looking at it and read the details on the right side of the page.
I've never tried it but I seen that option in there.
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03 Nov 2011   #26
CaptPhil

Win7
 
 

Been busy for a couple of days, so haven't had a chance to implement this yet, but a thought occurred I'd like some comments on...

Both the devices that have issues (primarily the Win7, but sometimes the Vista) are both able to take N connections. Is this just a coincidence, or could it be part of the issue?
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