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Internet Troubles

By kfrost ·
I've recently just set up a new workstation to have a static IP address. I am able to see the rest of my network but can't get on the internet. All my other workstations are set up the same way but aren't having any issues. When I choose to have an IP address automatically assigned it works fine. Any suggestions?

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Unless you have a static ip address from your ISP why bother?.

If it works when you change it to "get ip address automatically", then why change it?.
But if you must here is some info:

Using Static IP Addresses on Private Networks.
Static IP address assignment is an alternative to dynamic DHCP on all Internet Protocol networks including home networks. Dynamic addressing is convenient. It also allows mobile computers to more easily move between diferent networks.

However, static IP addressing also offers some advantages:

* A fixed IP address best supports name resolution, so that a computer can be most reliably reached over the network by its host / domain name. Web and FTP servers in particular benefit from static IP addressing for this reason.

* Using static IP addresses on home networks gives somewhat better protection against network security problems than does DHCP address assignment.

* Some network devices do not suppport DHCP. Using static IP address assignment for all devices on the home network guarantees to avoid potential address conflicts where DHCP may supply an address already assigned statically elsewhere.

When using static IP addresses on home and other private networks, they should be chosen from within the standard private IP address ranges listed:

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These ranges support many thousands of different IP addresses. It's common for people to assume that any address in these ranges can be chosen and the specific choice doesn't matter much. This is untrue. To choose and set specific static IP addresses suitable for your network, follow these guidelines.

1. Do not choose any addresses that end with ".0" or ".255" - these addresses are generally reserved for use by network protocols.

2. Do not choose the addresses at the beginning of a private range. IP addresses like "" and "" are very commonly used by network routers and other consumer devices. These are the first addresses someone will attack when trying to break into a private computer network.

3. Do not choose an address that falls outside the range of your network mask. For example, to support all addresses in the 10.x.x.x private range, the network mask on all devices must be set to "," otherwise some static IP addresses in this range will not work.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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by Jacky Howe In reply to Internet Troubles

your IP Addresses. Sometimes you have to use the DNS of your ISP to connect to the Internet.

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