1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Hi there, I used to set up static ip in my previous device L925 in the wifi section when it was running win 10 technical preview. But im unable to see that feature in my L950. Do i need to install insider preview in my L950 to get static ip. Phone is currently running 10586.29. Thanks in advance :)
    12-30-2015 03:04 AM
  2. pan ps's Avatar
    hi... Now MS is not given option to set static IP. we need to send feedback for getting static IP option. i contacted WP help thro Twitter.
    01-11-2016 05:51 AM
  3. hprvez's Avatar
    Not a good practice, use reservation on dhcp instead
    amcluesent likes this.
    01-11-2016 11:11 AM
  4. chezm's Avatar
    Not a good practice, use reservation on dhcp instead
    Seriously, not good Practice? Who's to tell someone what works best for them? Come on.

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    01-11-2016 12:13 PM
  5. ashram's Avatar
    Seriously, not good Practice? Who's to tell someone what works best for them? Come on.

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    with DHCP reservation, no one will use said ip until the specified device connects.
    setting an ip manually on the phone could cause an issue if someone connects to that IP 1st, then your phone tries to use the same one, unless you assign an IP not in the DHCP range.

    for an enterprise network, DHCP reservation is good practice. for home, not so much unless you have quite a few devices.
    01-11-2016 02:13 PM
  6. chezm's Avatar
    for an enterprise network, DHCP reservation is good practice. for home, not so much unless you have quite a few devices.
    I wont deny DHCP for Enterprise is "Good practice", but the availability to configure your network (home or business) should be up to the user/owner. I just dont think that the statement made was fair to the TC's inquiry/complaint.
    01-13-2016 11:27 AM
  7. ashram's Avatar
    I wont deny DHCP for Enterprise is "Good practice", but the availability to configure your network (home or business) should be up to the user/owner. I just dont think that the statement made was fair to the TC's inquiry/complaint.
    That I can agree with. "best practices" is normally an opinion based on a specific person's experience. At a previous job, we dealt with MS, Dell, IBM and HP on an enterprise level, and most of the time, their "best practices" was a security risk for us. On topic, for a small network, setting a static IP on a device directly is fine. On a med-large network, DHCP reservation is still the better idea.

    Me personally, i have roughly 15-20 devices on my home network, and I use dhcp reservation to make my life easier if i ever need to hard reset/format the device.
    chezm likes this.
    01-13-2016 11:42 AM
  8. hprvez's Avatar
    I have 7 devices in my home network, only 4 of them have static ip and it's way quicker and easier to manage them all through the dhcp reservation, there's no upside in configuring each device so I understand why it is a very low priority feature for microsoft to implement, if they plan to implement it at all
    01-14-2016 11:29 AM

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