Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Static Ip or Dynamic?

08 Oct 2010   #1
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 
Static Ip or Dynamic?

Okay so I just started using opendns, well becouse they have a realy big rang of dns entries.
I decided to set up my modem which is a westell 327w. This router has a built in wifi ap, I have had this router ever since 2002 with verizon(its the one they gave me for free.)

For me to select my own cutom DNS servers the router needs to disable dhcp.

Before it looked like this:
Static Ip or Dynamic?-before1.png

Now it looks like this:

Static Ip or Dynamic?-after.png

My question will I get charged from my dsl provider( Verizon) for not using DHCP?




My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
09 Oct 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You are confusing between an EXTERNAL (PUBLIC) static IP and an internal (private) IP. When you disable DHCP, you assign INTERNAL static IPs to the various computers on your INTERNAL network. When DHCP is enabled, this job is done by the router dynamically. Neither of these options affects your public ip address.

In short, your GATEWAY (router) has your Public IP address, and the computers in your networkhave private IP Addresses. So, there is an outside and an inside. Anyone "out there" can see your public IP, but only machines inside your own network know each other's individual private IP addresses (dynamic or static).

Your ISP will charge you if you request a PUBLIC static IP. E.g., if you want to host a website or a server from your home. With a static public IP, anybody can type that into the address bar and be directed to your website. E.g. typing http://74.125.45.100/ into your browser will take you staright to Google because that is Google's public IP.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2010   #3
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

so the settings I changed shouldn't affect my puplic ip adress?

look at the box thats highlited, it requests a specific IP and specific Gatway, but if I turn on DHCP, these setting are automaticaly adgusted.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 Oct 2010   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

For your modem config, suggest you consult its manual or get in touch with Verizon. BTW, does that screen actually let you change the gateway IP? Your modem is in bridge mode so the gateway IP would be the Public IP assigned by Verizon.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2010   #5
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

ionbasa, Leave it assigned by DHCP unless you multiple computers and have dedicated IP address that you want assigned.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2010   #6
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
For your modem config, suggest you consult its manual or get in touch with Verizon. BTW, does that screen actually let you change the gateway IP? Your modem is in bridge mode so the gateway IP would be the Public IP assigned by Verizon.
Yes, my modem lets me asign my own gatway ip. I know that this is usualy asigned by verizon, I dont have the documentation anymore, and even if i could find it on the interent, verizon makes their own firmware for this box.

Quote:

ionbasa, Leave it assigned by DHCP unless you multiple computers and have dedicated IP address that you want assigned.
Actualy this is for external, the DHCP for the external connection is disabled, but my inner network IP, 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.254 Still have it enabled, and then I have a printer and an ps3 which I asingned static/fixed IPs to for reliability, but of course that is outside the DHCP asigned IPs
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2010   #7
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Okay new question. If you read my above post, and I can set my own gateway adress, isn't that bad. In a sence that I might get charged by verizon. Curently I was using Dynamic (public) IP, but if I set the default in the menu it will be static.

My fear: I might get charged by verizon, but rarelly does our dynamic IP change. I know this for a fact becouse it has't changed in 3.5 years.

What do you guys think?

(sorry for the duble post)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2010   #8
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
Okay new question. If you read my above post, and I can set my own gateway adress, isn't that bad. In a sence that I might get charged by verizon. Curently I was using Dynamic (public) IP, but if I set the default in the menu it will be static.

My fear: I might get charged by verizon, but rarelly does our dynamic IP change. I know this for a fact becouse it has't changed in 3.5 years.

What do you guys think?

(sorry for the duble post)
You can set that however you want.
They should not just start charging you just cause you change it there.
The IP address will either be right or wrong. If it's wrong, no internet.
You would need to contact them requesting a Static Public IP to be charged.
Or at least I would hope so. Who knows. I would ask them though.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2010   #9
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

So as long as it is set to the default gatway Ip w/o puplic DHCP, i should not be charged? Verizon always has hidden ways and excuses to get you'r money
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Static Ip or Dynamic?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
dynamic disk to basic disk when win 7 is installed on dynamic disk
ok... first time... so i got this cool Hp laptop .... nice the bad part ... I had a single 500 gb Hard disk. only two partitions ... experimented to partition it ... 1. I upgraded my basic drive to dynamic drive ( got four partitions now) 2. My OS (win 7 home premium x64) is on one of the...
General Discussion
Changing to static or dynamic IP depending on connected WIFI network
Hi, I would like to change my IP address between static and dynamic depending on which WIFI network I'm connected to. I.e. at home I would like a consistent IP address (static) for network file sharing but my University requires dynamic assignment to connect. Is it possible to (automatically)...
Network & Sharing
Static AND Dynamic IP?
Is there a way that I can have Windows auto configure my IP settings, so that when I'm connected to my home network, it uses the static iP settings I have, but when I'm at school or anywhere else, switch back to dynamic? Normally I have to go into the settings and turn it on and off every time.
Network & Sharing
What is a static IP?
What is a static IP? are there any benefits from it?
Network & Sharing
Sound Static Help (removes most static)
Stumbled upon this trying to fix my static and it helped it out a bit, not 100% though but thought i would share it. Anyways; goto your playback devices > click your speaker properties > advanced > and change the default format to a higher setting, such as 24 bit, 48000hz (studio quality) ...
Sound & Audio
How can you create both a static and dynamic network?
I am trying to create both a static and dynamic network for my computer to choose from when I connect my notebook to one of two locations. I want to create a LAN 1 which picks up the static info specific and an LAN 2 for my dynamic connection. This is possible to do with operating systems such as...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:03.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App