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Static DHCP and Windows 7

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by railgrinder, May 10, 2009.

  1. railgrinder

    railgrinder Network Guru Member

    Has anyone else been having issues with getting static dhcp working with Windows 7? I've been using both the beta and RC and I can't seem to get the ip addresses I've entered in the router assigned to my adapters (both wired and wireless).

    Release/renew/flushdns from the command line (even as admin) doesn't seem to help either. I can assign a static ip address manually in windows, but that defeats the purpose of the router assigning it. I've also tried deleting teh lease from the router but after I renew, I still get the same IP.

    My Vista and XP machines work fine and get the correct IPs assigned. Heck I've taken the adapters out of my Windows 7 machines and put them in the Vista box and the correct IP gets assigned.

    Anyone have any ideas?
  2. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I've only just loaded 7 here, but it seems to work fine here with Tomato in all respects. I'm sure that different people will have different experiences though, it may be a good idea to google the problem but for VISTA not W7, and see what you turn up. Vista is a real pain, I hope W7 is more trouble-free.
  3. jfkjfk

    jfkjfk LI Guru Member

    I got a PC with XP and W7RC and the static dhcp ist working perfekt. Both OS got the same IP-Adress from the router (WRT54GL &Toamto 1.23).

    It seem to be a problem with your PC.
  4. Mercjoe

    Mercjoe Network Guru Member

    I have no problems gettng W7 to use a static IP's. I have had a W7 install on a machine with a static IP since the first build that was leaked.

    I have a XP sp3 machine, 2 Vista ultimate machine, and a W7 ultimate machine all assigned static IP's with no issues.

    Have you been clicking on the computer MAC in the device screen to assign the static IP's? Or have you been entering them manually.

    One other thing, If you have the MAC address assigned a dynamic IP and then you assign it a static IP at the same time it will use the dynamic one till you reboot the router.
  5. vanhh

    vanhh Network Guru Member

    Did you set 'Internet Protocol' on the W7 computer to 'Obtain an IP address automatically'?
  6. Mercjoe

    Mercjoe Network Guru Member

    Honestly, I did not hav to set ANYTHING in W7. Once it was up and running, I logged into the router, assigned a static IP based on its MAC. I then rebooted the router and the computer. After that it was all good.
  7. kabar

    kabar Addicted to LI Member

    maybe its a matter of drivers of your network adapter being not compatible with 7?
  8. vanhh

    vanhh Network Guru Member

    you didn't have to if you or someone else never messes with it before.
  9. Thrasher

    Thrasher Network Guru Member

    Static via DHCP works for me too.
    Win7 RC, nvidia 680i chipset.

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