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    A question about static IPs (LAN) and connecting to public hot spots.

    I'm new to the lap tops/smart phone world. I need to set up the computers on my router for static IPs for port forwarding for some of the games we play. If I set up static IPs on our laptops and phones won't I need to turn this of for them to connect to public WiFis? What is the best way to handle this?

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    Sometimes the routers allow you to reserve IPs for specific mac addresses. If your router allows this, it would be the best way, as it requires no changes to the computers.

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    As ruirib said, set your PCs to DHCP, then tell the router to reserve the addresses already assigned. When you connect to a hot spot you will get a DHCP address, when you connect to your network you will get your original address.

    cheers, Paul

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