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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Merago, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Merago

    Merago Well-Known Member
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    Hello there,
    so I'm new to Android, having just received my shiny new HTC Hero. So far, I love the phone and Android. But, I have a quick question; I don't use DHCP on my wireless setup at home, which is fine, as I can obviously set a static IP for the wireless, but, I would also like to connect to wi-fi in the office, where I'd need the phone to pick up IP details from DHCP. Is there an app that lets you configure wi-fi settings so that it will use the static IP address when connected to my home network and DHCP when connected at work? I know I can just turn off the static IP when in the office, but that's a bit of a pain. I can't just turn on DHCP at home either as I have a slightly unusual setup, where the wireless access point is behind a broadband router, and it doesn't allow me to specify a default gateway within it's DHCP options, so, whilst a wireless device can connect to the wireless network with DHCP, it has no way of routing to the internet without having a static gateway specified.
    Is anyone else in the same boat as me? Is there an app that can help?

    -Merago
     

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  2. Merago

    Merago Well-Known Member
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    Ok, I've come to the conclusion that there's not one out there, however, I have noticed that when you untick the Static IP box, the manually assigned IP settings aren't lost, so it's not as long-winded to turn it off and on as I'd imagined. I'm going to play around with AnyCut and see if I can set up a shortcut to switch from static to auto IP instead.
     
  3. balazer

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    Sorry to say, but I think fixing your DHCP server is going to be easier than fixing Android. You could run some DHCP server software on your PC, or get a different router.
     
  4. Merago

    Merago Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, I'd come to the same conclusion. To be honest, turning on and off the static IP address is not proving too much of a hardship. I can live with it.
     
  5. zurloid

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    Hi

    Sorry for the late reply, but LocationBot can do exactly what you are after. Once you've set up the home or work profile, under the "Change WiFi" option, select the "static ip address" checkbox, and as long as you have already pre-configured the static ip address, it will switch between DHCP and the static address automatically.


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