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I'm tethering laptop<->Android for purposes of IP tunneling/VNC.

Because the laptop obtains a random IP in the 192.168.42.* range each tether, I must manually enter this for the tunnel each time the tether is established.

This is less than ideal. Is it possible to have Android assign a consistent (that is, not random) address to each tether?

TIA.

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Are you sure that Android is allocating this IP? It would seem more likely to me that it comes from some router that gives it to the Phone (because it's in the private range 192.168.42.1/24). Also note that this is a private IP, so it cannot be accessed unless the other computer is also in the private network. –  Sjlver Nov 13 '12 at 21:11
    
^^ Yes. The device is not otherwise connected to the internet. –  1kenthomas Nov 13 '12 at 22:58

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