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IP Addressing Question

Miguel T.: I have a question, I set a PC with its own IP and every time i start up the PC, it has gone to automatic ip. Why is this so? How can i avoid this from happening?

 

Clyde A. Lettsome, PhD, PE, MEM Answer: Do you have your router set for Static IP addressing? Your router dictates how all IP assignment will be handled on your local area network. If it is set to static IP addressing, all devices that register on the network will be forced to use its stored static IP addressing information, if available. If one is not available, it will not be allowed on the network. If your router is set for dynamic IP addressing, the router will assign IP addresses to any new device (currently unregistered) that has the general or alternate network configuration set to “obtain an IP address automatically”. Your settings are most likely reverting to the dynamic IP addressing because your router is set to DHCP addressing. When your computer request to enter/reenter the network, the router is forces your computer to accept an assigned IP address.I hope this helps. If not you may purchase consultation or contracting services.Good Luck!

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