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i need to have a static ip at home but a dhcp assigned ip at school

By zcraw138 ·
basically the title says it all, at home i have to have a specific ip, while at school i need to allow the network the ability to assign me one. i was wondering if there was a way to make my router at home assign me the same ip addy, while leaving my ipv4 settings in the networking center set to automatic. sorry I'm usually better at tech oriented stuff but for some reason networking always gets the better of me.

ps. I'm running vista ultimate, and have a link sys wrt55ag v2 router.

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Warning- I don't know Vista

by Tig2 In reply to i need to have a static i ...

But in XP you could create different profiles for different needs and then just use the one that you need. So you might have a "Home" profile that uses your static IP and a "School profile set to assign via DHCP. When logging in, simply select the correct profile.

Functionality should still be in Vista. But as I said, I don't know Vista.

Good luck

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Yes, there is a way.............

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to i need to have a static i ...

If you can get into your router, use the "assign IP by MAC address" feature so that it always assigns the same IP to you even though you have the computer set to get a dynamic IP address.

If you could give us the make/model of the router, we might be able to give you detailed instructions. Also, give us what operating system you're using and version.

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Multihoming feature on XP

by HCream In reply to i need to have a static i ...

Sorry I haven't played with Vista yet. But I hope the XP setup here may help:

1. Setup with DHCP (for school)
In the Properties of Networking, display the Properties of your LAN network connection ,
display the Properties of the TCP/IP-protocol. Select "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically".

2. Setup with Static IP (for home)
In the Properties of Networking, display the Properties of your LAN network connection ,
display the Properties of the TCP/IP-protocol and select the tab "Alternate Configuration".
Select the "User configured" option. Manually enter the IP ADDRESS, SUBNET MASK and DEFAULT GATEWAY that fit the static IP configuration of your home router.

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acutally i found the answer last night

by zcraw138 In reply to i need to have a static i ...

like in the second post there was a way to assign a static ip trough my dhcp settings on my router, based on my mac address, thanks to those who answered, and you guys can consider this question obsolete, thanks again- Phil

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