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Windows 7: need same ip address when device connects to router, everytime.

07 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Pre 64bit
need same ip address when device connects to router, everytime.


in a little more detail,

no always, but, sometimes when my computer boots up, and connects to virgin router, the IP address sometimes changes from to or 5 ...

think I read somewhere that this is something to do with a lease of the device's IP address or something, is their a way to make it, so that it has the same IP, everytime it connects to the router ...

but not just my pc, all other device's too,

many thanks in advance,


P.S. could it also have something to do with IP filtering ? found this option on my virgin hub.

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07 May 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

You can manually set up static IP's by following the guide in the link. Just be sure and use your own gateway IP of rather than the gateway showing which relates to a Belkin router.
How to Assign a Static IP Address in Windows 7, 8, XP, or Vista

I'm not sure of the settings on the Virgin router but if you can find a DHCP reservation setting it's easier to set up the static IP's from there for each device in your network.
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 need same ip address when device connects to router, everytime.

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