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How to set up a static ip address

How do I set up a static ip address (isssued by an ISP) for a computer that is networked through a switch (Linksys EZX555W). Other computers link to the Internet/network through what I think is a wireless router (IPAQ connector P7 CP 2W). Will I need to get a router to set up the computer that is curently linked through a switch? All computers are running Windows XP.

Hope this is clear--any help you can give me will be appreciated.
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you can set your network connection properties on your pc to a static ip addr, if you're the only pc on the switch then moving to a wireles adapter (usb) would be better than buying another router, you would then be able to set the router to provide a static ip addr to your mac addr.

ex: isp gives ip addr to router which acts as dhcp svr giving out ip addr's to all pc's, wireless & connected to switches.

You will need a static mapping.

I assume that the computer is attached to a switch that is attached to the router that is connected to the Internet, In this case, to communicate with the LAN the computer must be on the same subnet as the rest of the computers in the LAN. But, it appears that you want it to be accessible from the Internet. In the router properties, you should have a option to do port mapping or NAT.

In my case at home, I use remote access to access my computer. My router's external IP address is my static IP. The internal IP address is on the same subnet as the LAN and is the gateway to the internet. In my router configuration, I direct all port 3389 traffic to the computer on the LAN. When I am at work and want to access my computer at home, I go to and I can access my computer via my static IP address

                                                 _______  ----- External "Static" IP address
                                                       |      ----- Internal  IP address
                                                 |     |     |
                                               PC   PC    Remote Access PC

I have a static port mapping that maps all 3389 traffic coming to to computer on the LAN with the IP address




besically if I undrstand correctly you want to issue a specific comp on your network a static ip address you got from an ISP ???

please explained a bit more ....

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reckonAuthor Commented:
Just to clarify: modem --->IPAQ connection point CP-2W----> switch (Linksys EZX555W)--->computer requiring static ip (as issued by ISP).

What is static mapping? How do I set up the static IP in the router?


each router is different bu similar as to where & how-to setup a static ip addr, you should look for that under your dhcp settings or mac addr filtering section, best to check your manual but if you don't have one - download it from the manufacturer's website




reckonAuthor Commented:
Friartuck: I didn't find any manual online for a Compaq Ipaq CP-2W. This is one of the reasons I need help!

How do I configure the router with a static ip?

Further, how do I configure the router so that other computers on the network still have Internet access?

Can anyone give me a run through on how to set up a static IP address on a router in terms that I can then extrapolate for the Ipaq?

--reckon, who's running out of time.

reckonAuthor Commented:
Thanks, FriarTuk. I feel like a jerk, because I searched on Google and on the hp site and came up with nothing. The instructions seem pretty straight forward, so I think I can do this.

took me awhile to google it as well, found it under hp, good luck

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