I have a cable modem from my ISP to which I can only connect wirelessly.
Currently I have a desktop PC(windows 7 x64) a dell laptop(windows 7 x64) an iPod(iOS 3.1.3) and a linksys wrt54g router (v8 with dd-wrt)
Laptop and ipod behave as expected. They get an IP that stays mostly the same. for example 192.168.0.4 & 192.168.0.2 My desktop PC does not have a wireless card so I wired it to the linksys router. The router is configured as follows (as outlined in the dd-wrt.com help & tutorial pages):
- Wireless mode: Client Bridge
- SSID and wireless security is configured exactly as in the ISPs modem
- DHCP is disabled
- fixed ip address 192.168.0.50
At first all seemed OK. But then I started to notice that the desktop PC could not be pinged with the hostname. Only by IP.
I then noticed that the desktop IP address would change even though the computer was not shut down. Not even it's IP released/renewed. Sometimes it changes every few minutes. sometimes after a few hours and other times not at all for the whole day. It keeps adding up. So if the ip was 192.168.0.8 it would then be 192.168.0.9 now it's at .0.100. It is a problem since connectivity is lost while transferring files, streaming, shared folders, etc.
I suspect it is the routers fault but I don't know where to start looking to correct this issue. Any help or pointers are appreciated. Thanks!