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Using Static IP Addresses on Your Network

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Do you regularly access shares or servers on your network? If so, it is better to assign IP addresses to these devices instead of getting them automatically from DHCP. Eric Geier, author of Wi-Fi Hotspots: Setting Up Public Wireless Internet Access, helps you discover ways to convert from dynamic to static addresses.
We've Done It

We've Done It

We discovered how to move from using automatic IP addressing to static, so we can better use servers on the network and access shared computer via their IP. We review three approaches and stepped through each. If you changed any settings on the router, make sure that you back up the settings by saving a restore file to your computer.

Finally, enjoy your static IPs!