Hello and thank you for using Just Answer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be happy to assist you.Your public IP address is issued to you by your internet service provider. Most internet service providers do have the option of getting a static IP but you usually have to pay some money for it.This is not something you set up on your computer or router, just to explain a bit further in case you do not understand networking.Your internet service provide will issue you an IP address, this is what will show publicly.Now your router will operate as a DHCP server which will issue IP addresses to your computers on your network, these are internal private IP addresses which will usually start with 192.168, these are NOT seen on the internet.So what you need to do is contact your internet service provider and tell the you need a static IP. Again you do not set this up on your router or computer.If you need further help please do not hesitate to reply back and let me know.Thank You-Chris
My isp has gave me a static ip of 188.8.131.52
As stated, i need my computer to have one static public IP address. Right now my network is setup as dhcp and automatically assigns the ip. I have a fleet tracking system that needs to send gps data over the internet to my computer so it has to have the same ip all the time.
Here is the requirements that the gps application requires http://forum.gpsgate.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11635
Do i need to modify my router for this to work? It also uses a specific port, i was wondering if it also needs port forwarding setup?
Im not entry level but surely not an expert. i just need to know how to set up the static ip on my router and computer. I have forwarded ports before. It is a dlink DIR-615. All i have is the static ip adress from my service provider, i dont know what settings to use for the subnet, gatway, primary and secondary dns server or the computer settings.
I have forwarded ports before, thats no problem. I just wasnt aware that thats all that has to be done. What happens when my power goes out and the router assigns my computer a new ip address?
I couldnt get my computer to work properly setting it up as static with dhcp enabled on my router, will it do the same thing if i add my computers current ip to the dhcp reservation list? Also i have a choice between port forwarding and virtual server. It seems the virtual server port forward will work best for this?