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  1. wpgeek820's Avatar
    Hello all,

    To me this has been the most important and needed feature. With WP8, it was not possible to connect to Wi-Fi by assigning static IP (my office uses this procedure to provide Wi-Fi access in addition to the password). But I thought this feature would surely come with WP8.1. I fiddled around with the Wi-Fi settings but I'm still not able to find out how to assign static IP to my phone. Without this I wont be getting Wi-Fi at office and it sucks to use mobile data when everyone else is happily using the Wi-Fi. Please someone let me know if its possible to assign an IP now. If yes, I will speak to my System Administrator and get free internet right now ! :) Thanks!
    04-15-2014 02:17 AM
  2. gagmani's Avatar
    Hello all,

    To me this has been the most important and needed feature. With WP8, it was not possible to connect to Wi-Fi by assigning static IP (my office uses this procedure to provide Wi-Fi access in addition to the password). But I thought this feature would surely come with WP8.1. I fiddled around with the Wi-Fi settings but I'm still not able to find out how to assign static IP to my phone. Without this I wont be getting Wi-Fi at office and it sucks to use mobile data when everyone else is happily using the Wi-Fi. Please someone let me know if its possible to assign an IP now. If yes, I will speak to my System Administrator and get free internet right now ! :) Thanks!
    Sorry not in current preview. May be in a future update or Final update, because settings are there,but not enabled in this preview.
    04-15-2014 02:41 AM
  3. wpgeek820's Avatar
    Sorry not in current preview. May be in a future update or Final update, because settings are there,but not enabled in this preview.
    Yes. I see IP addresses assigned automatically with no option to edit them. This really really sucks for me. Seriously.
    04-15-2014 02:48 AM
  4. andrewames's Avatar
    Maybe I'm confused but are you not looking for the static ip setting at the bottom of the Wi-Fi page? I think that setting was there prior to 8.1

    Doesn't look like they can be configured on an individual network basis though.
    04-15-2014 03:30 AM
  5. wpgeek820's Avatar
    Maybe I'm confused but are you not looking for the static ip setting at the bottom of the Wi-Fi page? I think that setting was there prior to 8.1

    Doesn't look like they can be configured on an individual network basis though.
    My system admin could configure it on Android phones. It has something to do with DHCS or something. I don't know much about all this but apparently he cannot configure Wi-Fi on my phone without specifying the IP manually.
    04-15-2014 04:13 AM
  6. andrewames's Avatar
    If you could find out a little more about what the system admin needs, might be able to help. But need a little more to go on.
    04-15-2014 06:47 PM
  7. wpgeek820's Avatar
    Alright. Apparantly its called a DHCP connection and he needs to match the IP specified in the router to the one on the phone. Here's a video on how its done on Android.

    Is it possible to do the same on WP? IF not, are there any other ways my System Admin can configure WiFi on my phone?
    04-16-2014 01:50 AM
  8. Glavata's Avatar
    Configure your router to reserve and only assign your Windows Phone device to the IP you want? You can set your router to assign a local IP based on a MAC address.
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    04-16-2014 02:02 AM
  9. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    This is possible on WP 8.1. although you appear to be looking at it from the wrong end. If your system admin wants you to use a certain address they would create a DHCP reservation on the DHCP server based on the MAC address of your phone. You can get this info from the about section in phone settings.

    If you wish to manually set the phone to use a static IP then this can be configured in the WiFi settings for the particular network that you are connecting to. I just looked and it is there on 8.1
    04-16-2014 02:02 AM
  10. wpgeek820's Avatar
    This is possible on WP 8.1. although you appear to be looking at it from the wrong end. If your system admin wants you to use a certain address they would create a DHCP reservation on the DHCP server based on the MAC address of your phone. You can get this info from the about section in phone settings.

    If you wish to manually set the phone to use a static IP then this can be configured in the WiFi settings for the particular network that you are connecting to. I just looked and it is there on 8.1
    Thanks I'll get back with more details once I reach office. In the mean time, I am fiddling around with a router in my house and there's an IP address specified on my phone. My sys admin told me yesterday that he needs to edit that IP address. Do you mean to say there is a way to edit it in 8.1? I've attached a screenshot.wp_20140416-1.png
    04-16-2014 03:05 AM
  11. andrewames's Avatar
    That's an automatically assigned IP address. You can edit it, yes (go back a page) on both WP8 and WP8.1 if I recall correctly, but doing so would break connectivity on other wireless networks, so you wouldn't usually want to. It will change depending on the network you're connected to.
    04-21-2014 03:57 PM
  12. Yaw Agyei's Avatar
    It looks like certain features are present on some windows phone handsets whilst it's missing on others.

    1.My friend owns a Lumia 620 and he's had the static IP setting since WP8. I own a Lumia 820 and static IP setting is not on my phone and I'm on WP8.1 developer preview.

    2. My uncle owns a Lumia 520 he's had "call forwarding" option on his phone since WP 8.0. This same feature hasn't been on my Lumia 820 since WP 8.1

    Microsoft and Nokia should look into this issue cos I don't understand why the same OS has missing features across devices.

    My phone is an international version and so is the friend who owns the Lumia 620


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    04-22-2014 06:04 AM
  13. hprvez's Avatar
    Wp never had static ip configuration. Coupling an ip to a mac address is not secure since always, on the other hands it complicates the configuration and gives users a hard time, so it's always to avoid. Your administrator needs to aknowledge the basics of IT security
    04-22-2014 10:49 AM
  14. dkediger's Avatar
    For entry level WiFi APs, its a poor man's way to restrict access though - limit DHCP addressing to "whitelisted" MACs. It works well enough and if you run across someone capable of spoofing MAC, well, they'll find other routes to penetrate as well.

    The phone's MAC address is listed in Settings/About. You'll have to tap More Info to display it. From there, depending on what your sysadmin is doing, he'll make a DHCP Reservation in the AP, or on the main network DHCP server if he has one. Frankly though, he should know how to get all this info, or at least Bing it.

    On my networks, I always make DHCP reservations for my printers, and a few other types of devices. It keeps the main pool of dynamic leases cleaner, and you get a better picture of actual addresses in use if you truly need to make a static assignment. The reservation will show in a report against the DHCP scope leases. If a static device is turned off, its invisible unless you have some historical reports to reference.
    04-22-2014 11:39 AM
  15. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    Just remember, WP8.1 is installed without a new firmware. We need to wait until Lumia Cyan firmware update for drivers.
    04-22-2014 12:06 PM
  16. Yaw Agyei's Avatar
    @hprvez why do you find it so hard to believe some WP8 devices had static IP option. I have screenshots to prove that. Daniel Rubino can confirm my claim since I sent him those screenshots when I discovered my friend's Lumia 620 had it and my 820 didn't. I've attached those screenshots to help remove doubt.



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    04-22-2014 02:33 PM
  17. Yaw Agyei's Avatar
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    04-22-2014 02:39 PM
  18. wpgeek820's Avatar
    The screenshots
    The above screenshots do not show the option to change the static IP. Can you show me the screenshot where you can change the static IP address on the 620? Thanks.
    04-23-2014 02:53 AM
  19. wpgeek820's Avatar
    Just remember, WP8.1 is installed without a new firmware. We need to wait until Lumia Cyan firmware update for drivers.
    I don't think this is related to any firmware software update. I bet a firmware update won't even touch these settings.
    04-23-2014 02:54 AM
  20. wpgeek820's Avatar
    For entry level WiFi APs, its a poor man's way to restrict access though - limit DHCP addressing to "whitelisted" MACs. It works well enough and if you run across someone capable of spoofing MAC, well, they'll find other routes to penetrate as well.

    The phone's MAC address is listed in Settings/About. You'll have to tap More Info to display it. From there, depending on what your sysadmin is doing, he'll make a DHCP Reservation in the AP, or on the main network DHCP server if he has one. Frankly though, he should know how to get all this info, or at least Bing it.

    On my networks, I always make DHCP reservations for my printers, and a few other types of devices. It keeps the main pool of dynamic leases cleaner, and you get a better picture of actual addresses in use if you truly need to make a static assignment. The reservation will show in a report against the DHCP scope leases. If a static device is turned off, its invisible unless you have some historical reports to reference.
    Thank you! Will take this argument to my system admin and lets see what he thinks.
    04-23-2014 02:56 AM
  21. dkediger's Avatar
    Don't make it an argument 😉 just point out the MAC address and that there's not a static address on the phone. He **should** be able to do the rest using the MAC address to ID your phone to the access point.
    04-23-2014 01:04 PM
  22. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    Don't make it an argument just point out the MAC address and that there's not a static address on the phone. He **should** be able to do the rest using the MAC address to ID your phone to the access point.
    That's not likely if it's a corporate Wifi network. It's trivial to spoof a MAC address and it's even more trivial to grab a device's MAC address. Rather harder to fake an IP.
    04-23-2014 01:34 PM
  23. dkediger's Avatar
    I don't think that, given the sysadmin really was clueless about the whole deal to begin with, that we have a very sophisticated approach to security with the network in question. To me, that would indicate they don't have assets they're required to demonstrate security compliance, in which case they're not likely to be targeted for penetration hacking. They're probably more concerned about neighboring locations siphoning Wi-Fi than anything. In which case, MAC whitelisting and DHCP reservations are appropriate. I truly doubt that they are presently - or ever will - use certs for WiFi ID and authentication.

    Doesn't mean that they shouldn't take access security seriously, but it is likely what is the "truth on the ground" in this scenario. It's simple, straightforward, and works against the casual/garden variety person looking around.
    04-23-2014 01:53 PM
  24. Rasetech's Avatar
    Very interesting. My Lumia 1020 is definitely missing this "Configure network settings manually" switch. I cant configure anything there.

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    04-26-2014 12:17 PM
  25. Yaw Agyei's Avatar
    Like I said in my earlier post, this feature appears to be available on certain WP devices. If anyone from Microsoft (since Nokia is no more) is reading this, some of us really need this feature on our windows phones. The Wi-Fi at my office requires that connected devices be assigned a static IP addresses. All Android phones at my office can do this simple thing. Why isn't this feature included in windows phones, Windows desktop has it why not windows phone ?
    04-26-2014 12:56 PM
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