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Win7 laptop direct connect cable modem?

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#1 aguyincalifornia


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 11:48 AM

Need to connect windows 7 laptop directly to cable modem (bypass router) to determine speed / performance. Have Static IP. Can someone point me in right direction so that I can connect laptop via Ethernet cable direct to cable modem? I know static IP, gateway, submask, primary secondary DNS -- just not sure how to configure windows seven laptop so that I can make the connection.
Many thanks in advance!

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#2 Wand3r3r


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 11:53 AM

Here is a cool trick you can use for just about anything


Put "how to set static ip in windows 7" into Google or any seach engine and walla you have your how to do it.

#3 CaveDweller2


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 11:57 AM

here ya go http://bit.ly/1GNjzzM 



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#4 Kilroy


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Posted 03 March 2015 - 09:29 PM

Connecting your laptop directly to the cable modem and setting a static IP may not work.


1.  Power down the cable modem.

2.  Power down the computer.

3.  Disconnect the router.

4.  Connect the computer to the cable modem.

5.  Power on the cable modem.

6.  After the cable modem is fully up power on the computer, DHCP should work just fine.

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