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

14 Feb 2014   #11
nigelmercier

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I think I've cracked it. Under the IP4 settings for the adaptor there is a second page to enter alternative settings, I've put the static IP in here. When the original settings fail, it should fall over to these.

Don't know why I didn't think of this before, I knew it was there!


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14 Feb 2014   #12
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
I think I've cracked it. Under the IP4 settings for the adaptor there is a second page to enter alternative settings, I've put the static IP in here. When the original settings fail, it should fall over to these.

Don't know why I didn't think of this before, I knew it was there!

But then it works like:
  1. Try to get a free ip address using dhcp... if failure then
  2. static ip address you defined yourself. (including subnet, default gateway, dns server)
Now it assigns the same static ip address anytime dhcp fails (over wireless adapter). So not only in the WIFI-cafe
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14 Feb 2014   #13
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I hate to intrude, but I strongly suggest that you talk to the people at this cafe you refer to. Network settings like DHCP are configured in certain ways for a reason, and the management at the cafe might not like you using static IP addresses to connect to their network without their prior knowledge.

There is also a very legitmate risk of IP address collisions since you are not 100% aware of how DHCP is setup on their cafe network and how IP addresses are allocated. If you inadvertantly knock a piece of cafe hardware or another customer's laptop off the network you'd be responsible for it.
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