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Windows 7: Windows 7 wont allow a defined IP address

14 Nov 2009   #1
guyver1

Windows7 RC
 
 
Windows 7 wont allow a defined IP address

ok so i have a Netgear DG834PN ADSL router

I have 2 machines connected to it, my server box (running XP) which is setup as follows:

IP 192.168.0.253
Subnet 255.255.255.0
Gateway (Netgear Router) - 192.168.0.1

DNS 156.154.70.1
156.154.71.1

My main rig which used to run XP was configured exactly the same but with an IP address of 192.168.0.1

Im on BE Unlimited which uses a static IP address connection that doesnt require a login on the router.


This setup has worked flawlessly for years with both machines running XP.

As soon as i switch my main rig over to Windows 7. the 7 machine refuses to connect through to the internet if i define my parameters as above. I run troubleshooter and it says that "this machine isnt running DHCP. Try fixing this as Administrator?"

When you say yes and it removes your defined settingsa and uses DHCP it works....

but it still sufferes the random disconnects and fails as its an nVidia connection (680i chipset)

anyone have any clue why i cant define specific ip address etc and can only use DHCP?


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14 Nov 2009   #2
Xello

Windows 7 HP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guyver1 View Post
ok so i have a Netgear DG834PN ADSL router

I have 2 machines connected to it, my server box (running XP) which is setup as follows:

IP 192.168.0.253
Subnet 255.255.255.0
Gateway (Netgear Router) - 192.168.0.1

DNS 156.154.70.1
156.154.71.1

My main rig which used to run XP was configured exactly the same but with an IP address of 192.168.0.1

Im on BE Unlimited which uses a static IP address connection that doesnt require a login on the router.


This setup has worked flawlessly for years with both machines running XP.

As soon as i switch my main rig over to Windows 7. the 7 machine refuses to connect through to the internet if i define my parameters as above. I run troubleshooter and it says that "this machine isnt running DHCP. Try fixing this as Administrator?"

When you say yes and it removes your defined settingsa and uses DHCP it works....

but it still sufferes the random disconnects and fails as its an nVidia connection (680i chipset)

anyone have any clue why i cant define specific ip address etc and can only use DHCP?
I'm not sure, but I can tell you that I'm running static on my netgear WNR2000 router no problem, using the guide on portforward.com:

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14 Nov 2009   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

The Router is using 192.168.0.1 for the IP address and the computer is trying to use 192.168.0.1?
That just will not work...
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14 Nov 2009   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
The Router is using 192.168.0.1 for the IP address and the computer is trying to use 192.168.0.1?
That just will not work...
Yes, he is exactly correct...you have 2 devices trying to use the same IP. Set your workstation to 192.168.0.2 and see if that doesn't fix the problem.
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14 Nov 2009   #5
guyver1

Windows7 RC
 
 

sorry my main rig IS 192.168.0.2

typo
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14 Nov 2009   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

From your workstation, can you run
ping 192.168.0.1 and tell me if it comes back with 4 replies or 4 timeouts.
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