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Static IPs!

Discussion in 'Networks' started by steveh2001, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. steveh2001

    steveh2001 Byte Poster

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    Hi guys - decided to statically IP my network today..... And it seemed to go OK suprisingly! (good practise for my N+ :D).
    Reason for this was because there were some DHCP problems with the router, kept needing to restart it, and it swapt around IPs and did strange things.

    Anyhow - my question is, in the TCP/IP settings i added NTL's DNS servers 194.168.4.100/194.168.8.100 (off hand), but on the router config page, there is also an option for adding in the DNS, currently it is set on auto.... Should this be like that or should i add in the DNS info?
     
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  2. The_Geek

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    If it's set to auto then it's using the DNS servers set by your ISP. And since they may change without notice you're better off leaving that setting to auto.
     
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  3. r.h.lee

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    steveh2001,

    Which operating system are you talking about?
     
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  4. AJ

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    What the geek said. You would only need to mess with the DNS settings if you have a static IP addy. I know for certain that ntl do not supply static IP addys for home customers. Saying that mine hasn't changed for about 6 weeks now.
     
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  5. steveh2001

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    AJ - I assume you mean a static WAN IP? Ive just setup a static LAN IP?

    The Geek - Once i unticked the automatic settings it forced me to put in DNS servers in the TCP/IP settings so i assumed that was OK? Just not the settings on the router?
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Steve,

    You can obtain an IP whilst specifying a DNS server; this is useful for connecting to a domain.

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  7. The_Geek

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    Correct, just put in the DNS servers you listed above:

    194.168.4.100/194.168.8.100

    Although a DNSstuff.com lookup of that domain shows different DNS servers:

    http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/lookup.ch?name=ntli.net&type=ALL
     
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  8. steveh2001

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    Hmm - I got the two DNS servers above from a colleague at work who also was on NTL (Who apparently phoned up to get them!) and i also googled NTL DNS servers:blink Seems to work though?

    So those two DNS servers are entered in the static TCP/IP properties in all the connected PC's but im leaving the router on auto detect?

    Thanks for everyones advice btw - I had never attempted this before, but had a go and it seemed to work :D Quite pleased! (network never seems to work for me straight off!)
     
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  9. The_Geek

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    Exactly right. :D
     
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