I am less than inpressed by HH6 - my first (and hopefully last) experience of BT routers!
It might be fine for basic use but anything marginally more that standard and . . . . . [/endrant]
I want to use a static IP address for one of the PCs on my home network
So I change the adapter settings to the required IP address 192.168.1.nn
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: the router 192.168.1.254
DNS server: Google (188.8.131.52)
Alternate DNS the router 192.168.1.254
I tick validate settings in exit.
And the 'status' reports DHCP is not enabled for Local Area Connection. Of course not, I want to fix the IP address. There is no connection to the local network or the internet
A look inside the router settings confirmed DHCP for the router is active with a range starting just above the static IP I set in the device (coincidence?) But what is hte problem the device has a valid IP address so why not use it
(as a by the by I cant seem to change the range even thought he router appears to offer the option - it does not let me enter a new range of IP addresses.
I set everything back to Automatic IP addresses from DHCP and it wiorks fine,
Any ideas why this does not work. I am pretty sure this is the way I set things up with my old tp-link router
Solved! Go to Solution.
Less than optimal DHCP performance seems to be quite common on the hubs. Certainly was with the three I have. Worked, sometimes, sort of. It would be best to go back to the TP-Link if possible, or invest in a new third party router.
http://forumhelp.dyndns.info/networking/staticip1.html This may help from @Keith_Beddoe help pages. You need to be logged into home broadband to view
Helpful but . . .
Anyway I set it up as per this (only one change from my original setting which was the primary dns)
And it worked
Changed it back to what I had originally and it worked.
Checked it against what I had written above and its the same and it still worls!
Well that was a waste of a couple of hours!!