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How do I (re)establish an internet connection after setting a static IP address?

Question asked by jkondro on Aug 16, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 19, 2017 by jkondro

I'm running Windows 7 on a desktop computer, and I use an Ethernet cable for an internet connection. The router is a Cisco DPC3825. I am setting a static IP on my computer so that in the (near) future I can port forward and use the desktop to host a (Minecraft) video game server.


After I manually set a static IP address on my computer, I lose my internet connection. Restarting the computer and router have no change.


The computer seems to indicate that the router is still "there"; however, it simply won't connect to it.


I have also tried turning off the Windows firewall and virus protection software. This has no change on my internet connectivity.


My questions: 
   1) Is there a step or a option I am over looking while I set my computer to a static IP address?
   2) Do I have to adjust my router's settings to accept a computer with a static IP?
   3) Is there a question I am not asking but should be asking?

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