Assign Static IP Address
Document number: LSfaq.004
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Disclaimer: This information is provided to help you configure your system so that you can use hotComm, IM-Live, and ezPeer. 1stWorks Corporation takes no responsibility for any changes you make to your network or router by using these instructions or from errors in these instructions.
We strongly advise that you consult with your network and router administrators before making any changes.
Before you start, find your computer's current IP address. To find the IP address:
The computer's IP address is shown as IP Address.
Note the entry in DHCP Server. If it is blank, then your current IP address is static. If it is not blank, then your current IP address is dynamic.
If your current IP address is:
Choose an IP address, and collect other information needed in order to assign a static IP address to your computer.
Check with your network administrator if necessary.
For example, if you are using a Linksys router, you might see that the Starting IP address is 192.168.1.100 and the Number of DHCP users is 50. This means that the dynamic IP addresses assigned are in the range 192.168.1.100-192.168.1.149. You avoid the low numbers such as 192.168.1.1 because they are often assigned to other devices. You choose 192.168.1.50 because it is high enough to avoid the other devices and yet it is lower than the starting dynamic IP.
|Enable DNS:||Select Enable DNS|
|Host:||Enter a name for your computer. This can be any name of your choice.|
|Domain:||Do not change the existing entry. If blank, leave it blank.|
|DNS Server Search Order:||Add the DNS Server IP addresses you noted from your router.|
|Domain Suffix Search Order:||Do not change the existing entries. If blank, leave blank.|