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DNS Issue with Speedstream Router

DNS Issue with Speedstream Router

DNS Issue with Speedstream Router

Hello all,

I have a slight problem that I hope someone will be able to help me resolve.  I have a Speedstream (aka Efficient Networks) SS2624 wireless router with 4 port switch.  I have two Windows XP Pro boxes connected via the switch.  Both boxes are configured with static IPs.  Here's the problem, in order to set up a static IP network, I need specific DNS addresses for each box.  My ISP (cable internet access) refuses to give me any specific DNS addresses under the guise that since they work on strictly a DHCP network, the DNS addresses change constantly.  Does anyone know a way around this?  I ended up putting in the router's gateway ip address as the DNS, it works for a little while but then the internet connection quits and the only way to resolve it is to restart the computer or switch my box's settings to DHCP (which defeats the purpose of file sharing).  I'm sure someone's figured out how to get around the DNS problem.


RE: DNS Issue with Speedstream Router

Look on your ISP's website; they usually have "DNS Settings" in their Support FAQ or something like that.

The other thing you could try is hook in with DHCP, and once connected, run IPCONFIG /ALL from a command prompt, make a note of the DNS addresses (probably at least 2) and then use those entries in your TCP/IP properties when you change back to the static IP address.

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