Originally Posted by jimi1508
before i got me Ceton my PC had a static ip address. now that i have the Ceton installed my nic and the Ceton are bridged together and the bridge is set up for DHCP.
i was trying to set up the bridge to be a static IP because my router seems to be handing out different IP's to the host PC and its really screwing with the ports i have forwarded on my router.
I was able to set up the Ceton with a static IP and can access the web page with no problems but if i change the windows network bridge to a static address everything goes off the network... anyone have any ideas how to set this up???
Well it looks like i found the answer to my own question! hope this comes in handy for someone else...link
"Static IP address settings reset during InfiniTV Network Tuners Wizard setup
Posted on 09 May 2011 07:32 AM
When performing InfiniTV Network Tuners Wizard setup on a host PC any InfiniTVs will be bridged with the selected network card. When this happens you will lose network connectivity and a new network interface, Network Bridge, is created with the default (DHCP) network settings.
If you had previously setup a static IP address for your network connection the IP address settings will not be applied to the Network Bridge interface. If you want to use a static IP address you will need to manually apply the network settings to the Network Bridge interface listed under Network Connections.
You will want to set the same static IP address on both the infiniTV and the bridge.
To setup the static IP on the infiniTV you would need to open WMC and run through the Network Tuners application. Click on "Ceton infiniTV network tuners" tile in WMC and select "yes", now select "Setup InfiniTVs" and click "next", select "No, let me configure manually" and click "next", select the network card and click "next", now you can select "Use the following (Static) IP Address" and click "next", now click "yes", select your firewall and click "next", now you can select the tuners your using and finally click "next" and finish the process.
To setup the static IP on the bridge you will need to open Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections. Now right click the "Network Bridge" and select "properties", in the list titled "This connection uses the following items:" select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the "properties" button, you can now enter the static IP address you chose to use with both the infiniTV and the bridge here."