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Old July 4th, 2011, 07:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by carpman View Post
Hello, i wish to assign a static IP to phone using my router, but i need the host name of phone to be able to do this, trouble is can't find out what the host name for phone is?

any ideas?

Carpman - this is how to get a static IP address for your phone:

Originally Posted by El Presidente View Post
First up, connect to your desired network.

Settings -> Wireless & Networks -> WiFi Settings -> Menu (the button at the bottom of the handset) -> Advanced Settings -> Tick the box which says "Use Static IP".

You'll then need to enter the options specific to that network.

The screen should look like this -

If you're connected to a network, the IP address you're currently using will already be displayed (as it is in the top of the picture), enter that into the IP address pull down.

Your gateway will be the internal IP address of your networks router. You can get this by accessing a PC, going to the start menu, typing CMD and pressing enter. In the DOS window which opens, type ipconfig and press enter. You'll see a load of info displayed, you're looking for something called Default Gateway, take a note of that then enter it into Gateway section on the phone.

Netmask will always be

I think you can leave DNS blank as DNS should be handled by the default gateway.

The above may or may not fix the issue, but give it a shot and report back either way.
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