VM guest - change IP to static and get no Internet


I have a guest VM in my ESXi box (XP SP3). The problem is when I change the DHCP to a static IP it doesn't communicate with the physical router. When it's DHCP (getting the IP from the physical router) all is fine. I can remote in to it, surf the net, ping it etc. As soon as I switch to static, I can't ping the router from the guest, or ping the guest (after reboot etc.)
(Windows firewall is off)

Any ideas? I'm stumped. thanks.
Trevor LocalAsked:
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Coast-ITConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Weird this one.  if you do an ipconfig /all on the client, and then replicate these settings it doesn't work?

Have you checked advanced settings to ensure there is no bogus 2nd gateway or DNS or anything?

Also remove the DHCP lease from whatever is giving it.
Trevor LocalAuthor Commented:
OK, I just tried another random static IP, and that worked. So the IP I was trying to use must not be released properly. I'll check the firewall for that.
thanks for the help!
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