Questions about using a static IP address, as opposed to using a dynamically-assigned one.

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Can devices steal MAC allocated IP addresses?

Scenario: You have a normal household network, provided by a standard router. The network is called 'netz'. There is no password on the netz network. On the router you've set a static IP address ...
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How do I setup a virtualbox server with a static ip?

I'm trying to get a Virtualbox instance running with a very specific networking setup. Here's what I have right now: I have a laptop running Ubuntu, hosting a Debian Virtualbox. My loptop regularly ...
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Does a router know not to hand out static IP addresses to other devices?

I set a computer on my network to use a Static IP address Shutdown the computer so its not on and not connected to the network Question: How does my router know not to hand out that IP address to ...
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What does static DHCP mean? Static Dynamic is confusing

I've found some home wireless routers/ADSL+ modems (ZyXEL 660) talking about Static DHCP, when refering to assosiating a specific MAC to an IP, but still serve the configuration over DHCP. Doesn't ...
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How do static IPs work when behind a router?

I'm currently looking into getting a static IP address at home. I believe that if we are given a static IP address by our ISP that will be assigned to the router, rather than a specific computer. We ...
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How to set static IP address on the FreeBSD machine?

I have a FreeBSD machine running on a virtual machine. I am using SUN Virtual Box. I need to set static IP address to this machine. So that I can access this machine. Is there anyway to do this ?
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How to assign different static IP addresses to the same machine depending on its OS?

I was wondering if it is possible, e.g. to assign/reserve one static IP to a computer when it's running windows and assign a second static IP to the same computer/MAC address when it's running Linux? ...
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Make dynamic IP address fixed?

I am using Time Warner cable internet service. My IP address changes every couple months. However, I need to access some access limited servers which has firewall rules on it. Is there any way to ...
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How to assign a static IP with a linksys WRT54G2?

For all my googleing it appears the best you can do is tell your computer not to use DHCP; I cannot find a way to do this at the Access Point level. EDIT: This is not for port forwarding. This is ...
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How to determine gateway address when going from DHCP to static IP address with Ubuntu

What's the proper way to determine the computer's gateway when going from DHCP to a static IP. Operating system is Mythbunutu with Ububtu desktop installed. I had previously been editing ...
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What are the benefits of dynamic leased IP addresses in a home network?

I have a small network at home with a router, a printer, a NAS and 4 PCs. My router allows full DHCP management and I have set my router, NAS and printer to have static IP addresses (reserved fixed ...
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Home IP Address Management?

Are there any better, free solutions to managing static IPs at home than a spreadsheet?
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How to set the same static IP address for LAN and wifi interfaces on a Win7 laptop?

When I'm at my desk at home, I connect to my network through my Ethernet LAN port. Sometimes however I have to get up and move my computer around (such as to connect it to a TV in another room), so I ...
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Setup second static IP to server behind Netgear router?

I have a WNR3500L Netgear router. Our ISP is Surewest, and they have provided us 5 static IP addresses (66.x.x.106/110). I have setup the router to use 66.x.x.106 as a static IP, and have setup the ...
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Static IP on FEDORA12 from Virtualbox

I'm trying to get my FEDORA12 to have an STATIC IP - inside VirtualBox - inside Ubuntu Let me rephrase that. I have an Ubuntu 9.04 system with VirtualBox and a FEDORA12 VM. I would like to use a ...
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In Windows 8, How do I make a static IP for each network?

I would like to have it so that my computer sets its IP address statically depending on which network that it is connected to. I have 3 Networks that I regularly use and it seems that with Windows I ...
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How to find the static ip address of my router?

I bricked my Linksys WRT54GS router when trying to change the firmware on it from dd-wrt to open-wrt. In order to unbrick it, I need to be able to do an ftp transfer to it. The problem is that it ...
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Configuring static IP address for using Remote Desktop Connection

I have a static IP address provided by my ISP. I have three machines at my home. I want to remotely access one of my machines (Windows Server 2003) using Remote Desktop Connection from any location. ...
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DHCP Reservation vs Static IP address

So after browsing some websites, some people are telling me that static IP address is the best. But others say the DHCP Reservation is just as good if not the same. So what is better? Or are they ...
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How to set static IP in laptop to be used with wireless network

How to set static IP in laptop to be used with wireless network ? I am running Windows 7 Ultimate.
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How can I tell if I have static or dynamic IP Address?

Maybe a stupid question but how can I tell if I have a static IP address or a dynamic IP address? Running Fedora-13
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OS X location aware networking

I have a macbook running OS X 10.6.2. I would like to be able to use DHCP when roaming, but automatically switch to a static IP when my macbook is in range of my home router. Right now I must manually ...
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Add a static IP alias to a DHCP interface on Windows 8

I have a Windows 8 machine that has only a single Ethernet port. It needs to use DHCP and also needs a static IP. Each IP is in a different subnet, and each serves a different, incompatible purpose. ...
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Static and dynamic networks on the same network adapter

I've got this wireless connection issue that I want to ask about. A couple of days ago, I set up a static IP address so that I can use DCC IRC send option. However since I'm in uni I always carry my ...
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Static IP in LAN with DNS name

I have a LAN at home sitting behind the router (Linksys WRT54G). The IP addresses assigned to the Linux boxes are 192.168.0.101 192.168.0.102 192.168.0.103 The Router is also connected to the ...
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Static IP for up VPN?

To setup a VPN is it necessary to have a static IP? Also VPN is a new concept to me any help (guides) and tips for setting up a VPN Server and Client in Windows (Xp and 7) (alternatively Linux ...
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Why is my static IP address different if I plug in a router?

I just purchased a static IP package from my ISP, and was told the IP was something like 24.x.x.x. And they assigned the static IP to the modem. So, if I plug my cable modem directly to my laptop, ...
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Port forwarding: If the IP is static, what happens to computers set up for dynamic IP adresses?

If I set up my router to hand out static IP adresses, as far as I know, I will have to configure my computer to use a specific IP adress. What will happen if someone don't configure their computer, ...
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How to keep a static network local IP for all the connected machines, and still dynamically assign all the incoming ones?

I have read the manual and could find no word on this, so I'm asking here. I have a couple Macs on a wireless network, this router model: http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/lbc/WRT54GL Now, ...
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Default to Static IP when no DHCP is found

I've setup a DHCP server on one of my centos boxes, and I have several computers that are going to connect (also centos) and hopefully make use of the DHCP. On start-up I'd like to check whether a ...
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How to set the static IP address and change the Host Name of a FreeBSD machine?

I have a FreeBSD machine running as a Virtual Machine. There are 2 things that I need to do. Change the IP Address and Host name Put this machine into the Network. My machine is already connected to ...
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Fix static ip address problems in Ubuntu 10.04

I used Network Manager in Ubuntu 10.04 to set a static ip address and assigned one that was already in use. Now my computer will not boot (nfs crashes). I booted from a live cd to change the ...
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Using multiple interfaces on a RHEL5.5 x64 machine

I am trying to use a statically-assigned address on one interface (eth1) of a server and have a dhcp-assigned address on another interface (eth2) on the same subnet (172.17.11.0/24). When I setup a ...
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DHCP IP address have access to the internet but static IP address don't behind a router

I have three PCs 192.168.1.100 (DHCP) 192.168.1.101 (DHCP) 192.168.1.113 (Static) One router (SMC SMC8014WN) 192.168.1.1 The .100 and .101 both have access to the internet. The .113 does ...
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What's wrong with my MAC address?

I have a D-Link DSL-2650U router, and exactly one computer on the network. For reasons of port forwarding I want to give my computer a static internal IP address, so that I don't take the chance of ...
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Intranet, no Internet after switch to static IP on OS X

I have a Linksys WRT54GS and have two machines on my network connecting wirelessly. DHCP is enabled, and is granting IP addresses in the .100-120 range. The one machine is a laptop running Ubuntu ...
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Static IP addr for just a particular access point in Vista

I want to give my brother-in-law's machine a static IP address when he connects to his wireless access point at home using Vista. When I do, though, it changes it universally, and it breaks him ...
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Static IP on DDWRT firmware

I have a range of 8 static public IP's given to me by BT and I've recently upgraded my BT business hub to a Buffalo Airstation running DDWRT. So far I've setup the router to obtain a dynamic IP, ...
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Static IP won't stay assigned

I have a Windows 7 desktop (64-bit) that has both a wireless and wired adapter. I have been able to successfully assign the wireless with a static IP address of 192.168.1.169 but when I try to assign ...
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Ubuntu intrepid - static IP networking keeps restarting with DHCP

I've got a linux box with a static IP configured that seems to be ok. The static IP address works for a few hours, and then sets itself back with (what seems like) whatever DHCP tell it to use. ...
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Using Amazon EC2 as a webserver with a specific IP address

I'm trying to create a personal/professional website within a college domain. From the university I've requested a static IP address which is directed to this website name: ...
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Sharing static IP address

I want to share the one static IP address my office has (small office). My boss has the DSL coming into an IP telephony box/router, with one Ethernet port coming out. ipconfig shows the gateway to be ...
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Windows 7 Static IP Logs/History

Is there any way to pull up in the Event Log when a Static IP address was changed and if possible what changes were made? I've run into a problem where someone keeps changing their static IP address ...
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Default IP for a wireless network

My OS is Windows 7 64-bit. I'm travelling many times, and many places I know the wireless settings. Every of the wireless networks are using DHCP. Only one place where I need a static IP is home. I ...
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Static IP clears itself Windows 7

I have to set a static IP to access the internet while I am at my work office. I usually go through the more visual of the two ways listed as answers here. Though that could change now that I know ...
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Change IP based on AP

I connect to 8 different Access Points, each with a separate subnet and each location does not allow DHCP. I want my computer to change my IP address to an assigned IP address per location based on ...
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Using a laptop with multiple static-ip routers

I use my Windows XP laptop with Wi-Fi at school, home, work and by my parents. Each of these has a different setup (one DHCP and the other three use different static IPs). Is there a way to attach a ...
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Ubuntu 8.04 server is not retaining a static IP address

I recently setup a linux box running Ubuntu 8.04 (to match another server with 8.04). I need to insure that this box has a static IP address and I changed /etc/network/interfaces to set up the static ...
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Use single static IP for multiple machines

I currently have a DSL modem at home that has a static IP (say 77.77.77.77). This modem is connected to a wireless router which has a few machines connected to it. For sake of simplicity, from now ...
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How to make my desktop a server?

I've have a static IP address and heard that I can use my desktop as a server. Using FTP client(CuteFTP), how can I connect to the system having the static IP? I have installed Apache Web Server. ...