top_dawg Posted April 15, 2008 Report Share Posted April 15, 2008 I am in need of help as I have tried to find a similar topic regarding the problem I'm having. I'll explain my system and what I have already done to date.Currently, I have a home computer (which my wife uses) running on Windows XP, cable internet connection, a DLink router (DI-624). On this computer, I have set up a static IP address which is outside the DHCP range (192.168.0.100 to 192.168.0.199) found on the router. In the setup guide, it asked me to drop the ending DHCP range from .199 to .198 and then I set the static IP Address to 192.168.0.199. On the internet connection, I updated the Internet Protocol TCP/IP to my static IP address keeping the subnet and default gateway the same. I also set up my virtual server with the name Utor1 and entered in my static IP and keep the private port and public the same (port no. 58888). I have properly set up utorrent as well since I get a green check mark and have testing the download speed and the port number is open.My main problem is............what do I do with my laptop that allows me to use utorrent in the same manner. When I have utorrent opened on my computer I get the green checkmark. Ironically enough, I have the same port number opened on my laptop but I still have a red icon stating not connectable. When I log off my home computer then check the port 58888 on my laptop it states that port is unable to open. Can someone please explain to me what I have done wrong and what I need to fix it?I believe I have also set up a static IP address for my laptop. 1. Does the IP address also need to be outside of the DHCP range found on the router?2. Do I even need to set up a static IP address for my laptop?3. I read in one of the forums that I should cancel the static IP address and just let the router do its work and simplify everything.4. Please explain the steps I need to fix this problem as I have been trying for about 3 weeks reading in the forums to find out this problem.I really appreciate any help provided. Thank you and take care. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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