It sounds like you haven't put in the DNS servers and/or the default gateway (router/modem IP) when you sat up your static IP.
Although there are different ways to get the info, just call your ISP, and ask for:
1. Primary DNS Server address.
2. Secondary DNS Server address.
3. The default Gateway address for the router/modem.
Then when sitting up the static IP, use the above information. That should in theory get you to work just fine.
Also, remember that if you have a Wi-Fi connection on the PC, and also a cable connection, you must individually set each up with an IP address. Each adapter must have a unique IP address. In windows 7 and 8, by default, if there is a wi-fi connection available and a cable connection available, the wi-fi takes precedence. For online gaming, I don't recommend wi-fi.
I set up my wife's PC to have a static IP, using the information above, with no changes to the DHCP in the router/modem. Finally, make sure that no other PC on your home network has the same IP address. For static IP addresses, recommend that the last octet is > 100, just to insure no possibility of collision. If your home network has more than 100 devices, I bow down to you!
I have a 34 port, CNet power switch I got from one of my jobs. The network folks were just going to throw it out, and management gave me permission to take it home. It's setting on the closet shelf now. My home network has 3 devices (computers).
Best of luck!
Windows 7 and 8 by default uses a wireless connection if available.
There are three ways to force Windows 7 or 8 to use the a cable (Ethernet) connection.
1. Method 1 - Disable the wireless, temporarily.
1.1. In the case of my computer, I use the Fn+F12 key (it has an antenna on the key).
1.2. Pressing this combo (or whatever your computer manufacturer uses), will disable the wireless for this session. Once you reboot your computer, the wireless goes active again, and you have to repeat 1.1.
2. Method 2 - Change the priority.
2.1. This method will make the cable (Ethernet) the priority. As long as there's a cable attached, it will be the first one it will attempt to use.
2.2.1. Open the Control Panel.
2.2.2. Go to Network and Sharing Center.
2.2.3. Click on "Change Adapter settings".
2.2.4. Press Alt Key - it will show the menubar.
2.2.5. Click Menu - Advanced.
2.2.6. Click Sub Menu - Advanced Settings.
2.2.7. Most people will see this in the order listed here, in the top box:
2.2.8. Click on Ethernet.
2.2.9. Then click on the up arrow to the right of the box. This makes the cable (Ethernet) the priority.
2.2.10. Click OK.
Now, your cable (Ethernet) will always be used if it's plugged in. If you unplug it, then the Wireless will be used.
Method 3A - Disable the wireless all together.
3A.1. This method will disable the wireless connection all together.
3A.2.1. Open the Control Panel.
3A.2.2. Go to Network and Sharing Center.
3A.2.3. Click on "Change Adapter settings".
3A.2.4. Right Click on the Wireless connection.
3A.2.5. Click "Disable"
Method 3B - Enable the wireless all together.
3B.1. This method will enable the wireless connection, after using method 3A.
3B.2.1. Open the Control Panel.
3B.2.2. Go to Network and Sharing Center.
3B.2.3. Click on "Change Adapter settings".
3B.2.4. Right Click on the Wireless connection.
3B.2.5. Click "Enable"
Edited by scotty_ncc1701, 23 June 2014 - 02:40 PM.