Static IP adress causes my computer to disconnect from internet
When I was hosting a server on minecraft, a few people complained that the server was down. It was, and the problem is that my router switched to a dynamic IP after comcast installed a security system to my house. If I try to reset the router, the system goes down and takes a helluva long time to get back up. Whenever I try to switch to a static IP, however, I lose internet connection. Wondering how to fix this. Or do I have to switch back to my laptop - which might also not even work. (I'll go try that, but I'm using my desktop because it has extra RAM.) Help?
My server's IP was the static IP. All I want to know is if there is a way for a static IP to connect to the internet with a security system at my house installed, which is not protecting the internet; rather disabling a static IP. If you can explain why an ipconfig /all will help, I'd be glad to post one.
Let me rephrase the question; this problem happened after the cameras, and motion sensors were installed. I'm assuming it's them that started the problem, however I'm not 100% sure. This problem happened the exact day after the system was installed, and whenever I try to switch the IP of my main computer to static, it loses internet connection. So I want to know how to fix this. The router is a Linksys model WRT120N, and whenever turned off, the cameras and sensors go offline, and it's (nearly) impossible to reboot them, so by all means I'll switch back to my laptop for hosting on my minecraft server if I have to reboot the router to use the main computer. If there is no way to get around this, just say it. (This also counts as a bump, correct?) *Ragemode activate*
I'll do that ip thing now, may take awhile to copy and paste, yes I know how to copy it out of command prompt, everyone asks me that for no reason. That computer hardly ever cooperates after removing that malware, however, a bit more lagged up than usual. (That leads into another story nobody would want to hear), and for the manual. If one came with the package, I have no idea where it is, is there a site for it - perhaps the site for the router (Where you have to enter your IP and then your password to access it?) Thanks in advance.
How would I get to that? (From start menu) And this tool scans the IP, then makes a recommendation to that the static IP should be, which in this case, it selected 192.168.1.50 and it has since the cameras were installed. Before the cameras and sensors, it was 188.8.131.52, however. The IP has changed on both the laptop and this desktop. Again, how to get to the network? Or is it possible to access outside of start -_-
In the network in the control panel, I couldn't find an option for what you said to select (tcp/ip, properties)
If you right click on the Wifi icon in the Taskbar and select Open Network and Sharing Center then click on Wireless Network Connection / Properties - (bottom left) / (TCP/IPv4 / Properties and ensure that the radio button is ticked for Obtain IP address automatically to enable DHCP and to assign a static IP, tick the radio button for Use the following IP address to enter the details as advised for the static IP address.
If you use the first option, then you don't/can't enter an alternative IP or any of the other details as it will do it automatically.
I don't know if Comcast set these up to use the Miniport adapters or assigned them static IPs but if one of those is the same as the .50, then that is when you will get a conflict.
Device static IPs are set up in the router along with their MAC addresses and computer static IPs are set up as I've previously described.
After entering the details into TCP/IPv4 / Properties for the static IP, tick the box for Validate settings upon exit and if there's any conflict, then the connection will be reported as failed.