Static IP Address Does Not Allow Access to Certain Websites but DHCP Address Does
Posted on 2004-10-12
I have a Windows ME machine, with 256 MB of RAM, and plenty of hard disk space. This machine is on a network with one other machine. I have a DSL connection, with an Actiontech Wireless Modem/Router attached (wireless disabled). I have a static IP address of 10.0.0.201, subnet of 255.255.255.0. My other machine gets its IP address from the Actiontech Wireless Modem/Router DHCP server. The static IP address is to have access the 10.0.0.201 machine from an off-site location. I configured the Modem/Router to allow me to put in a public IP in pcAnywhere and connect to the 10.0.0.201 machine by using port forwarding. This worked great for a few months, and then all of a sudden, I could not get to key websites as long as I had the static IP address assigned. When I change it to DHCP, I can get to the key websites. But, if I use DHCP, I cannot use pcAnywhere from an off-site location to connect. Do you have any ideas of what could possibly be going on?
I have done a full virus scan, I have rebuilt the system from scratch, and still, I have this problem. I have double-checked the settings in the Modem and they are correct. Any ideas would greatly be appreciated.