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  • Question

  • just getting started with server 2008, trying to set statix IP address. I have a cisco router set at

    I tried on ther server but loss remote access, router says duplicate network address, to i had to set it back to DHCP

    Can one tell me a what's a good static address i can use on the server that will not conflict with the router?

    Also the server is not connected to the internet so do I need to put a default gateway on the server?

    New to server trying to learn as much as I can

    Thanking you in advance for your help

    Saturday, February 5, 2011 9:08 PM

All replies

  • Here is my setup as an example.


    My router is set to

    My router's subnet mask is set to

    The starting IP address I have set on my router (This is the IP address that the router starts handing out IP's at) I have set at so basically any device that doesn't have a static IP will start getting assigned IP address' from, then etc.

    I then have the static IP address of my Windows Home Server set as  basically I can set it at anything between, and  The only way that my server would conflict with any other device on my network is if another device is set to use static IP, and happens to have the static IP set to exactly the same address as I set for the WHS box..


    So in TCPIP properties I have:

    Use the following IP Address:

    IP address:

    Subnet mask:

    Default Gateway

    I've also got the DNS server set to use Open DNS &


    Also I find it odd that you don't have your server connected to the internet, without an internet connection you will never get any of the security updates from microsoft.

    Hope that helps.

    Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:13 AM