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Windows 7: Static IP address for a particular wireless router or hotspot?

13 Feb 2014   #1
nigelmercier

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Static IP address for a particular wireless router or hotspot?

Is it possible to configure Windows 7 to have a static IP address for a particular wireless router or hotspot? I know I can make my wireless adaptor have a fixed IP, but that somewhat limits it!


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13 Feb 2014   #2
Kaktussoft

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Why exactly do you want that?
Do you have rights to change the settings on the router?
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13 Feb 2014   #3
nigelmercier

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I don't want to change the router settings. I want to change my adaptor settings so when it connects to this AP (only) it keeps the same IP address.
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13 Feb 2014   #4
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
I don't want to change the router settings. I want to change my adaptor settings so when it connects to this AP (only) it keeps the same IP address.
You can set the dhcp-server (in router) to do the following:
  • If your wireless network card asks for a dynamic tcp/ip address: Give as answer a fixed ip address.
Sure you don't want that? I ask because this is the normal way to do it.

Why do you want a static address? Has your computer some server functions?
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13 Feb 2014   #5
nigelmercier

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I guess, "because I do!" isn't enough?
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13 Feb 2014   #6
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
I guess, "because I do!" isn't enough?
Some users on SevenForums are smart and a lot have almost no computer knowledge at all. I respect you don't want to tell me the reason.

To answer you initial question.... it's possible but not with a few clicks afaik.
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13 Feb 2014   #7
nigelmercier

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I don't mind telling you, it's just complicated. A cafe I visit regularly with my laptop has free Wi-Fi. Sometimes I can't get access, and I wonder if they have limited the range of the DCHP server to just a few addresses; I've noticed recently that the last digit of my IP is in the range 50-59. They have about ten tables, so I guess this makes sense, but the server won't release the old IP addresses until their lease expires, I think two hours.

I figured if I could have a static IP for this location, outside the DCHP range, then it would fix it. I could try talking to them, but they are Spanish, and this would be out of my vocabulary.
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13 Feb 2014   #8
Kaktussoft

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You can connect wirelessly...but no ip address? Try to set ip address manually. dhcp starts from 50 at least it looks like that. So put another number for example 40 after the last dot. Works?
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13 Feb 2014   #9
nigelmercier

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
You can connect wirelessly...but no ip address? Try to set ip address manually. dhcp starts from 50 at least it looks like that. So put another number for example 40 after the last dot. Works?
That was my original question, how to do this for this network.
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13 Feb 2014   #10
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

I do hope I'm not interrupting anything... Just wanted to ask, what was the subnet mask? This gives an indication of the potential ranges of IP addresses that we can potentially play with. Before you can really set any static IP address you need to have a valid DHCP given one or at least know the router based settings.

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