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.
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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