#1
OK, so I'm trying to assign my computer to a static ip address but when I go to click on my Local Area Connection properties (located in Control Panel>Network Connections) the folder closes and the toolbar dissapears and I cant access it. Does anyone know how I can eradicate this problem or find an alternative method of making a static ip? Thanks.
#2
Microsoft doesn't want you to have a static IP. They make $20,000/year per dynamic IP address.
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Microsoft doesn't want you to have a static IP. They make $20,000/year per dynamic IP address.

Jeez.. How does this work?

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#5
contact your isp, they should be able to help. back in the day, ntl helped me out and i have 2 seperate computers each with their own static ip
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I'm sure they don't, but that surely can't stop me from obtaining a static ip?


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#7
Firstly, Sean I am disgraced and deeply saddened by the fact you did not ask me first. I really. really. am.

Ok, firstly, your ISP usually does assign you a static IP, it only tends to be special services or dial-up connections that are assigned a dynamic IP.

The problem you're describing however, sounds like a problem with Windows itself (with the window closing and all) so you have 2 options.

1. Try doing it in "Safe Mode" (F8 at boot and choosing safe mode from special boot-up modes.
2. Completely re-installing Windows.
3. Just not doing it all.

..That's three options.

Why do you need a static IP anyways?

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Can they beat their rival Apple at delivering music services?

Unfortunately, no. :sad
#10
Use Portforward.com and follow the steps.
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#11
PortForward is good if you have a router and are trying to forward it for a specific application but if windows is failing him to even allow him to assign himself an IP then there's something gone wrong with the installed Windows.
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PortForward is good if you have a router and are trying to forward it for a specific application but if windows is failing him to even allow him to assign himself an IP then there's something gone wrong with the installed Windows.


He should be able to override it. I'm also pretty sure he's doing this for torrents, so the specific application selection is perfect for him.
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#13
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Firstly, Sean I am disgraced and deeply saddened by the fact you did not ask me first. I really. really. am.


I told you about the window crashing thing in History and was gonna continue with the Static IP thing once I got that sorted.

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1. Try doing it in "Safe Mode" (F8 at boot and choosing safe mode from special boot-up modes.
2. Completely re-installing Windows.
3. Just not doing it all.

..That's three options.


1. Tried that and it didn't work; was still crashing.
2. awwww.... you know how lazy I am
3. Well, I may not have too now, but we'll see.

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Why do you need a static IP anyways?


Torrents. Azureus keeps getting firewalled, though I was messing around with the router settings and managed to get it working; just need to wait and see if it'll keep that way from now on.

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Mofo.


Ho.

And Smokey I did but one of the steps requires looking at the Local Area Connection properties and for some reason WIndows won't allow me to access them.