I'm trying to get a wireless bridge working (a viewsonic WAPBR-100) and its instructions state I need a static IP address. My router is a DLINK DGL-4300.
Following the instruction that came with the wireless bridge and changing the IP address of the network card in my computer where the router is attached to causes me to loose my internet connection. Am I also supposed to change settings in my router.
Searching the net for help I found some instructions (see below) that request I do a "ipconfig/all" command and copy those values in the TCP/IP settings for the network card. The only problem is that examples I find show one set of values in the DOS window and a different set a values in the "static IP config section" with no explanations why the values are different. Then do I have to go into the router and change more settings??
I am totally confused. Is there any good site explaining how to do this. I looked at dozens and all seem very confusing.
The instructions I found on the net:
To find out what you current IP address information is, you can follow these steps:1.. Click Start followed by Run. 2.. Type command followed by Enter 3.. Type ipconfig /all in the command prompt console and press Enter 4.. The results displayed will tell you the device's current IP address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway as well as the current DNS Servers among other things To reconfigure the IP address settings of a device in Windows, follow these steps:
1.. Click Start followed by Control Panel 2.. Click Network Connections 3.. Locate the device you want to configure 4.. Right-click it and select Properties 5.. Under the this connection uses the following items: window, scroll to the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)] entry and click on the Properties button. 6.. Select the radio button next to use the following IP address and enter the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway of your choosing (use the information extracted above as a reference) 7.. Select the radio button next to use the following DNS server addresses and enter the DNS server IP addresses from the information extracted above.