Can't access WAN with static IP

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    It seems that WRT54G is blocking WAN traffic if my PC is not a DHCP client of the router. I really need to have a static (or at least constant) LAN address, but if I configure my PC to use a static IP address, I can access the router, but not anything on the WAN.

    Does anyone know why the router seems to be blocking me? I found some forums that recommended setting a static IP to achieve my goal, but like I say - that seems not to work.

  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    My gateway is and I tried to simulate your problem by setting a static IP Address of The DHCP server issues IP Addresses of to What happened is that no DNS server address is assigned and I could not access the Internet, since there was no resolution of the URL. :( What I did was go to my router and get the IP Address of the DNS servers assigned to it. I copied the addresses to the Internet Protocol TCP/IP property for the DNS server. I could access the Internet. :D It is not a problem with your router and static addresses, but a problem of no DNS server to resolve URLs. You cannot assign static IP Addresses without supplying a DNS server address.
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Thanks. I'll try that when I get home.
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