12-18-2012, 06:30 PM #5
- 373 Posts
If you want to put in a fixed IP address... well, pressing and holding the connection, tapping edit, doesn't really let you manually enter that info. Looks like the DHCP reservation is the only way.
- 12-27-2012, 01:20 AM #6
O really? Are you talking from the prospects of a normal home user? Well, in our case, what you said is not applicable. We welcome visitors (dozens of them) every week over to our corporate offices and setting up our DHCP servers with MAC address reservations for the visitors devices are LEAST doable.
Let us say it is a missing feature, and it is. Today WP8 had a wifi update, the download size was around 4MBs (decent size to have many modifications) however, the wifi setting area is still dumb. May it was just a bug fix
- 12-27-2012, 09:47 AM #8
Who cares WHY?
It's not a question whether or not his reasoning is legitimate. The question is can it be done.
The answer is no. There are workarounds to get you a static ip as others have mentioned, but there is currently no way to do it directly on the phone.
01-25-2013, 07:06 AM #11
- 7 Posts
No puedo configurar la IP estática en mi terminal.
Es un Nokia Lumia 610 y aparecen los campos pero están bloqueados.
¿Es tema de la operadora (Orange), Nokia o de Microsoft? ¿Quién me bloquea esta configuración? ¿Dónde poner una reclamación al respecto?
El terminal es mío, esto lo he podido realizar desde hace años en otros terminales (Symbian, Android,..), y ahora¿ Windows Phone no me deja?
- 02-20-2013, 03:10 AM #12
02-20-2013, 09:16 AM #14
- 1,266 Posts
DHCP was created for a reason.
However, it would be complete for the Wi-Fi settings to permit entering a static IP for users that want to do it.
- 03-14-2013, 10:10 AM #15
anyway, it is possible. if you have access to the wifi router you are connecting to.
set the router to DHCP server.
set the IP you want it to assign to connecting clients.
set the DNS address you want connecting clients to use.
set the router to serve as default gateway.
then delete your wifi connection on the phone. and reconnect to the router.
it will assign the IP you set as well as the DNS and default gateway!
you can verify the settings by holding down on the connection name and choosing edit.
if all went well, you can go back and change all the router settings to the way they were initially.
nothing will change on the phone and it will keep the custom settings, provided that the wifi router SSID does not change.
that would require a new connection to be stored on the phone with different settings.
BTW, i am using Lumia 900 on Billion ADSL/3G/WiFi router.
oh and i also agree with 1 of the posters above: if you're not answering the OP's question, then you're not helping.
if the OP wanted opinions on why/what/where/who he would ask as much. and that would probably be a whole other thread. heck, it probably is.
he didn't though. he just asked how. so answer that or don't answer at all yeah. :)
03-14-2013, 10:14 AM #16
- 162 Posts
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The clients request configuration settings using the DHCP protocol such as an IP address, a default route and one or more DNS server addresses. Once the client implements these settings, the host is able to communicate on that internet."
- 05-02-2013, 04:29 AM #19
I've just been connecting a range of mobile devices to our Dev and Test networks, Windows Phone is the only one that doesn't support Static IP addresses so now I have to configure DHCP on the DC's and reserve a range of IP Addresses instead...which is a pain in the arse! Microsoft Get Your act together!!!!
For all of those people who say 'you don't need that...on my home network...' go play in a sandpit and let the grownups talk
09-24-2013, 07:24 AM #21
- 19 Posts
Amber was a dissapointment, because most of stuff it did is eye candy etc., However, MS needs to make the OS less dumbed down and more smartphonish. The "Advanced settings" facility exists for a purpose. Normal users never need to go there, but for those of us who want to use the phone to its max, its good to have the ability to do so!
- 11-22-2013, 11:20 AM #23
I can do this so easily on my PC, iPhone, and Nexus. Really disappointing that I have to use my iPhone as a hotspot to connect my Windows phone to the Internet. The group from whom I rent my office have set Static IP addressing as their way of doing things so unhelpful suggestions like "why would you want to do this" or "fire them" are just annoying.
- 10-30-2014, 01:01 PM #25
Some business, such as the one I work at, have severely locked down networks and a static IP is required to use the network. Configuring exceptions and MAC addresses through two routers and a firewall is not doable. Simply adding a static IP which any Android or IPhone user can do is required. That's why.
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