BitTorrent and Static IP Addresses

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Chamlin, Nov 10, 2007.

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  1. Chamlin

    Chamlin Registered Member

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    New to bittorrent. A friend has produced and uploaded a 700MB file (directed a movie) and it appears to be downloadable via bittorrent. I downloaded uTorrent and it's asking for a port to be made available and a static IP address.

    1. I have a cable internet connection
    2. Using NOD32 2.7 and Comodo Firewall Pro 2.4 and SpySweeper 5.whatever
    3. Have a 2 computer home network with D-Link DI-604 router (not wireless)

    Questions:
    1. Is it safe to shift from a dynamic IP address to a static one?
    2. Where can I find out how to do that without screwing up my home network?
    3. Any other guidance?

    Thanks,
    Chamlin
     
  2. WSFuser

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  3. Chamlin

    Chamlin Registered Member

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    Thanks 'Fuser. Can doing this mess up a home network?
     
  4. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    Not sure; I dont have experience with home networks.
     
  5. lucas1985

    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    You shouldn't get any problems by disabling DHCP and using static IPs. Consult your technician/support regarding possible peculiarities of your network.
     
  6. screamer

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    Chamlin,

    This shouldn't mess w/ your home network. Right now you have 2 machines and both have DHCP assigned Dynamic IP addresses. After you change one to a Static IP. It just won't be Dynamic anymore. No Big Deal.

    I have 5 machines on my network, 3 have Dynamic IP & 2 have Static. One static is used for PortForwarding w/ uTorrent and the other has a Static IP so I can block it from interacting w/ the rest of the network. i.e. share nothing.

    hth,

    ...screamer

    BTW: Follow WSFusers link, there is also a link to setting up a static IP on that page.
     
  7. Chamlin

    Chamlin Registered Member

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    Great! Thanks for the input...will play with in the morning.
     
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