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Windows 7: Set Fixed IP Address Impossible

30 Aug 2013   #11
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
Please download the following folders to your machine and then on the 'Uninstall Driver' one open up the file inside to view instructions on how to uninstall your driver. (Network driver).

Once you have done that please open up the driver folder and install the driver inside that folder (You may need to extract the folder). Once done please reboot the machine and then try to set an IP address (IPv4 or IPv6)

EDIT: Updating the driver folder to correct one....

EDIT: Extract the 'Install' folder and then run setup.exe to install the driver
Working on it ....


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30 Aug 2013   #12
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I don't follow this 'MHT' file at all and I don't have that Windows Miniport thing.

Did you want me to uninstall the driver for the network card?

If so, why not just say go to Device Manager and uninstall the network card driver ? !!!!
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30 Aug 2013   #13
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Yes uninstall the network driver for your network card from device manager. The steps were just an example to show you how to uninstall a driver from device manager in case you didn't know how to. My apologies for the confusion it is just based on your response to uninstalling a driver I thought you did not know how to.

Once the network driver for the card that won't accept the IP address is uninstalled then install the driver I provided in my previous post.

Josh
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30 Aug 2013   #14
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
Yes uninstall the network driver for your network card from device manager. The steps were just an example to show you how to uninstall a driver from device manager in case you didn't know how to. My apologies for the confusion it is just based on your response to uninstalling a driver I thought you did not know how to.

Once the network driver for the card that won't accept the IP address is uninstalled then install the driver I provided in my previous post.

Josh
I've replaced the driver, but ... the link I had to Network Connections no longer works "Local Area Connection cannot be found" when clicking on the link I had previously.

Nor can I find anywhere else where I can alter the TCP/IP etc properties, so I can't change the IP address !

The Internet and local net with one other XP machine which is running works OK. The IP address is 192.168.2.2 which it was yesterday but there's no guarantee it won't be something else tomorrow.
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30 Aug 2013   #15
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
Yes uninstall the network driver for your network card from device manager. The steps were just an example to show you how to uninstall a driver from device manager in case you didn't know how to. My apologies for the confusion it is just based on your response to uninstalling a driver I thought you did not know how to.

Once the network driver for the card that won't accept the IP address is uninstalled then install the driver I provided in my previous post.

Josh
I've replaced the driver, but ... the link I had to Network Connections no longer works "Local Area Connection cannot be found" when clicking on the link I had previously.

Nor can I find anywhere else where I can alter the TCP/IP etc properties, so I can't change the IP address !

The Internet and local net with one other XP machine which is running works OK. The IP address is 192.168.2.2 which it was yesterday but there's no guarantee it won't be something else tomorrow.
I did find the IPv4 properties eventually in a roundabout way, changed the IP to 192.168.2.152 and it survived a reboot, so I think we can say it works !

Only thing I need now is a desktop link to Network Connections. It was useful for disconnecting from the Internet by disabling it.

Many thanks to all who responded. I'm grateful.
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30 Aug 2013   #16
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

I'm glad your problem is solved

Josh
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30 Aug 2013   #17
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

To re-add a shortcut just simply go back to Network and Sharing Center and then click on 'Change Adapter Settings in the side pain to bring up your network connections. From their you can right click and create a shortcut.

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Hope This Helps,
Josh


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30 Aug 2013   #18
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
I'm glad your problem is solved

Josh
I thought it was, but I have my doubts now:

If I go into IPv4 properties it's set at (.) Obtain an IP address automatically despite my having set it up with 192.168.2.152. All the fields are blank. However, IPCONFIG at cmd shows 2.152. I note that in the IPv4 dialogue in XP these settings remain visible.

If I leave everything alone, 2.152 will survive a restart or shutdown.

If I go into IPv4 Properties and exit with an (OK) I lose the fixed IP and it reverts to something other than 2.152 from then on, as I suppose one might expect. Leaving IPv4 Properties with (Cancel) the fixed IP remains untouched. Clearly the IPv4 Properties aren't sticking in the Properties dialogue although they are sticking somewhere else.

If I validate the settings on exit (tick box) then the Network Troubleshooter kicks in. If I let it try to sort the problem it finds, it tells me that DHCP has not been activated, yet in the Advanced>DNS dialogue it tells me DHCP is enabled (under the 'IP Address' heading).

Unless there's a fix, I'll probably have to leave it as it is and try to remember not to go into the IPv4 Properties and not to hit (OK) there !
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30 Aug 2013   #19
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Possibly upload a screenshot of your IPconfig so we can better understand your issue? Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

If you click 'Obtain an IP address automatically' then it will try to get an IP address from your router and not use a static one that you set up. If you click on 'Use the following IP address' then the machine will use the static IP address stack defined.

Just a question, does this happen to any other machines on the network? You have possible symptoms that your router is not setup for DHCP or NAT however to verify this we will need to see the IPconfig output.

Josh
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31 Aug 2013   #20
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
Possibly upload a screenshot of your IPconfig so we can better understand your issue? Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
Not sure if you mean the Local Area dialogues or the cmd ipconfig, so I've attached the lot. Let me know if there are any others needed. Ipc.txt is the cmd output from 'ipconfig /all'

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If you click 'Obtain an IP address automatically' then it will try to get an IP address from your router and not use a static one that you set up. If you click on 'Use the following IP address' then the machine will use the static IP address stack defined.

Just a question, does this happen to any other machines on the network? You have possible symptoms that your router is not setup for DHCP or NAT however to verify this we will need to see the IPconfig output.
All three XP machines network perfectly with each other. The two desktop XP machines network perfectly with the Win-7 machine whatever the IP (apparently). The wireless laptop (XP PRo) won't network with the Win-7 machine. I was trying to set this up when all of this transpired.

In the modem config the DHCP server is enabled. There are no machines listed on the LAN>DHCP client list.
I have a fixed IP.


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