Quote: Originally Posted by scott7saunders
My work machine has a status update address on the network, how would you use the ip address?
Sorry, I don't know what a "status update address" is. I've only worked with dynamically assigned IP addresses (DCHP) and static IP addresses. The norm is to use DCHP. You need to know lots of things about the network at the office before you decide to use a static IP address.
If the business is a tiny office, with just one router and one network, then it might be easy to setup and use a static IP address. If the office is bigger, then hopefully there is an IT department that can help you get/use a static IP.
As far as how to use the IP address, you replace this
The only reason why I use the IP address is, the company that I'm connecting to has DNS issues at times (DNS being the thing that turns a computer name into an IP address before connections are made.) I just skip the DNS process by using the IP address of the computer that I want to RDC/RDP to or map a drive letter to.
Since you can connect via RDC/RDP, then connect that way, check the IP address and then test mapping a drive letter to that IP address. That should insure that you are attempting to connect to the correct computer.