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BEFSR11 - Will not accept Static IP

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by AaronCW, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. AaronCW

    AaronCW Network Guru Member

    Hi everyone!

    My BEFSR11 will not accept a Static IP address. Has this ever happened to anyone before? Basically I access the Web Configuration (192.168.1.1) and set the WAN Connection Type to Static IP. I fill out all my IP information:

    IP: 70.88.x.x
    Subnet: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway: 70.88.x.x
    DNS1: 208.x.x.x
    DNS2: 64.x.x.x

    I'm sure my information is correct because I got it directly from my ISP, twice! :) I hit APPLY and it takes me to that screen that says:

    "SETTINGS SUCCESSFUL, YOU WILL BE RETURNED TO THE PREVIOUS SCREEN IN 5 SECONDS."

    However, when I return to the screen my settings are gone and the WAN Connection Type is still set to "Obtain IP Automatically". When I check the Status tab it still has the same old randomly assigned IP that it did before.

    Can anyone give me some suggestions on this? I thought the router was supposed to accept the information no matter what, even if it's wrong. Does the router have some kind of intelligent sensing to where it sees a different IP and won't let me use the one I got from my ISP?

    Thanks for everything!

    Aaron

    P.S. : Do I have the right firmware for my Router? I am using version 1.46.02, Aug 03 2004. I thought maybe I upgraded to the wrong version and now won't let me input a Static IP????
     
  2. leonardoh

    leonardoh Network Guru Member

    I've a similar problem with this router.
    I changed my ISP last week. Never had a problem. It was a static IP.

    My new ISP also works with static IP. I set up all the ISP settings, and everything works. But sometimes the routers shows under the "status" tab that my IP is 0.0.0.0 even with a static IP configured.
    I have the last firmware.

    Has anybody else had this problem?
    Suggestions?
     
  3. wkaml

    wkaml Network Guru Member

    I feel kinda silly to ask in this forum, but will do anyways as this is standard procedure and the problem might relate to browser cache problems:

    Have you cleared the cache before you access the Router's status page?
    - In other words, close all but one Internet browser windows, for IE click on the menu "Tools" - "Internet Options" and then select "Delete Files". Do that, close the last Internet browser window and reopen the Internet browser. Then navigate to the status page of your router and see if you can see a valid IP address.

    Please let me know if you have done that and if this resolves your issue.
     
  4. wkaml

    wkaml Network Guru Member

    Hmmm.... though you got the best router in the world IMHO.

    I feel kinda silly to ask in this forum, but will do anyways as this is standard procedure and the problem might relate to browser cache problems:

    Have you cleared the cache before you access the Router's status page?
    - In other words, close all but one Internet browser windows, for IE click on the menu "Tools" - "Internet Options" and then select "Delete Files". Do that, close the last Internet browser window and reopen the Internet browser. Then navigate to the status page of your router and see if you can see a valid IP address.

    Please let me know if you have done that and if this resolves your issue.

    Yes, you got it!
     

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