Setting up a static IP address in Windows Vista
Posted on 2007-04-02
I use a program called uTorrent, and during setup it asks me to setup port forwarding for port 23552, but I think I can use any port. I know how to setup port forwarding in my Netgear WNR854T, and I would normally know how to assign my PC a static IP address; however, I am running Windows Vista, and it has 2 Internet Protocols listed (TCP/IPv6) and (TCP/IPv4).
If I setup a static IP address on my PC, do I need to do it on both of these protocols?
Do I need both (TCP/IPv6) and (TCP/IPv4) installed, or can I uninstall the (TCP/IPv4) protocol?
I believe where it says "Use the following IPv6 address" is where I put the address I want to assign my PC, but I am not sure if an IPv6 address looks the same as an IPv4 address i.e. 192.168.1.5
I am not sure if I am not sure if I am supposed to use the router's subnet mask 255.255.255.0, or if I am supposed to use the subnet mask the router is receiving from my ISP 255.255.254.0?
What is the "Subnet prefix length"?
When I select router status in my Netgear's setup page I see a DNS Server address of 126.96.36.199. Is that the address I put into the "Preferred DNS server" spot on the address setup page in Vista, which I believe is coming from my ISP, or is there a DNS Server address from my router that I should be entering?
I do not know what to enter for the "Alternate DNS server" either.
Here are the fields in Vista for setting up a static address -
Subnet prefix length:
Preferred DNS Server:
Alternate DNS server:
Thank you in advance for your support, Jon