Static IP on wireless router

I've got a Belkin 54g router.  One of the machines on the network needs to have a static IP address.  Belkin's help manuals leave a lot to be desired and I can't find any instructions to do this.  I've looked at lots of generic help for doing this but none come close to Belkins system.
Can anyone help.
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JFrederick29Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Normally, you would exclude the IP address you were going to use as a static address from the DHCP pool on the router and then assign that address manually to the machine that requires the static address.  If you can't find a menu on the Belkin router allowing you to exclude an address (should be with the DHCP options), I would assign the machine that needs the static address, an IP address near the end of the network range, i.e. 192.168.1.250 (if using a 192.168.1.0/24 subnet on your LAN).  DHCP addresses are handed out in order starting at 2 (router is normally 1) and it counts up, so unless you have 250 machines on your network, you should be safe from conflicts.
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grbladesConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi GaryC123,
All you need to do is configure the client to have the static IP address you want and also make sure you configure the correct DNS servers and gateway.
You want to make sure the IP address you allocate is outside of the range that the Belkin DHCP server issues.
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GaryAuthor Commented:
Ok I've changed the network properties setting the ip address to 192.168.2.250, subnet 255.255.255.0 and set the preferred dns server to 192.168.2.1
I can see the network but have no internet connection now, think this is where I gave up before...
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JFrederick29Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Did you set the default gateway to the IP address of the router?
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JFrederick29Commented:
Easiest way to make sure the settings are correct is to do an ipconfig /all on a PC running DHCP.  Everything should be the same (Subnet mask, default gateway, DNS severs) on the static IP address machine, the only difference is the IP address.
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GaryAuthor Commented:
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