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How do I set my pc's to a fixed network ip and still access the internet?

Posted on 2005-04-24
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Last Modified: 2011-09-20
All of my pcs are running XP. I wanted to set them to fixed ips because one is running apache and I forward port 80 to that pc. It's a pain to keep going in the linksys router and changing the network ip. Anyways... I don't know much about networking. I unchecked the 'obtain ip address automatically'... I put in the ip address i wanted wanted, i entered for my subnet mask, i entered for my default gateway... All of this seems to work... people can access my webserver on my network or outside... the only problem is i cant access the internet now on that pc... i'm guessing its because i didnt fill anything in for the 'preferred dns server' / 'alternate dns server' on the same screen that i entered those other ips... i'm just not sure what to put in here...

any help would be appreciated... thanks...
Question by:bombATOM
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bmquintas earned 2000 total points
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Set the DNS to

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Easy enough. Thanks. =)

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NP, good to help

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