On my router, I have DHCP assign IPs to the various computers/devices on my network. For example, a laptop is 192.168.1.103, and my server is 192.168.1.102.
I've tried assigning 192.168.1.101 to my Windows 7 box, but it keeps coming back with 192.168.1.20. I recently reinstalled Windows7 (for a separate issue), and I'm still getting x.x.x.20.
The router assigns this IP via the NIC's MAC ADDRESS. When I check to see what devices are attatched to my router, my router shows the Windows 7 PC with the .20 IP.
All other nodes (Game consoles, Linux, Mac, WinXP) seem to accept the IP assigned by the router. Why won't my Windows 7 box?
I have a Netgear WNDR3700, and the Windows 7 box is hooked directly to the router.