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Windows 7: Static IP blocks network sharing

12 Feb 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fyrekrig View Post
No, they are all standard shares (HDD partitions) set up through XP default file sharing.
The shares not only disappears from the Windows7 machine, the Windows7 shares also disappears from the other workstations.
Before we can get into the Ip nature of the network, lets try and understand what is happenning.

The shares disappear, from where, in the Shares folder in Manager computer, in windows explorer? Can you give examples or screenshots?

Shares are setup on the machine (you don't config IP in a sahre eg a share foldor), IPs are for connectivity from one machine to the other. Thes two are independent are they not?

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13 Feb 2010   #12

Win 7

change your DHCP to something outside the static range or change your static IPs not to overlap the DHCP range
I did that and voila! now everything works. DHCP range now from to

PC1(Win7) -
PC2(XP) -
PC3(XP) -
PC4(Mac) -

Many thanks to aem & WindowsStar for helping me out on this!
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13 Feb 2010   #13

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

You are very welcome! Glad we got it working.

Don't forget to give me some REP points!
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