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I hate haveing to try and find out which computers are useing which ip address any way I can like set them to one and just stick with it.

Like 192.168.2.6 ?

Belkin Wireless router - 4 Windows XP (Home), 1 Windows ME, 1 OS X Tiger.
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i know for xp, in the properties of the network connection you click the internet protocol(tcp/ip) and click the use following ip address, and just enter the info in, and might be the same for windwos ME.
For the defualt gateway and DNS server, you put the IP address of your router, which is something like 192.168.1.1.
And then they will hold the IP address. I am not sure on the OS X though, would most likely be something similar to that, should be somewhere you can type in the IP address.
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This is what you would do for XP.
Might be something along the same lines for Windows ME, not sure though.
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you're Belkin router I think by default would be 192.168.2.1
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I think what you're meaning is called a "static" IP-Address, which lets you choose an excact IP for your computer, you probably just need to setup your router for static IPs (Giving the IP you assigned for.)
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I think what you're meaning is called a "static" IP-Address, which lets you choose an excact IP for your computer, you probably just need to setup your router for static IPs (Giving the IP you assigned for.)
Aye, but I can't do that on this router. I hate it but can't afford a new one. D=

Gona try the way K092084 suggested.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gonX
I think what you're meaning is called a "static" IP-Address, which lets you choose an excact IP for your computer, you probably just need to setup your router for static IPs (Giving the IP you assigned for.)
Not necessary. Only if you want a "static lease" which usually is only useful if you want to organize your DHCP workstations.

Yes, do what K suggested, however, you must make sure its in a range past the dhcp leasing range. The best way to do this is either go with high numbers (192.168.1.248 - 192.168.1.254) or use an extra octet for your subnet (192.168.2.2 - 192.168.2.8). However, if you do this, you will need to change the subnet mask on both the router and workstations to 255.255.254.0 the screenshots above are wrong.
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i have the same problem also and would like to know if this worked mebby ?
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Drummer4life is correct in saying that you should make sure your static settings are outside of the DHCP range. It is not required, but you may run into problems with the router assigning an IP that you statically assigned to one machine, to another.

A good explanation of this whole thing is here.
http://portforward.com/networking/static-xp.htm

This site just gives the steps on how to set up a static IP, you will have to put in your own numbers.
    
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