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Manual IP settings - Per wifi access point ?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by rohanh, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. rohanh

    rohanh New Member
    Thread Starter

    Nov 22, 2010
    I have a question regarding WiFi setup on my Android. Many apologies if this is a simple question - but I did try searching before this post.

    When I'm at home, I want to use manual IP settings for my WiFi (instead of relying on DHCP). However, when I'm out using other WiFi (a coffee shop, or at school) I obviously need DHCP.

    How do I set manual IP settings on a per-wifi-hotspot basis?

    (Galaxy S Vibrant)


  2. alextop30

    alextop30 Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2010
    security and surveillance and finance
    Windy City of Chicago
    I really do not think that is possible since you are actually modifying the way the wifi chip works. Dynamic IP address uses DHCP and it is assigned automatically so the only other option is to assign it yourself but than it's stagnant nature is precisely the problem since you cannot assign your own for networks you cannot access.

    I would believe there might be a computer based software which can actually do that for a laptop but I doubt that there would be something like that for Adroid. I just looked through Windows7 options for wifi cards it enables either static and disables dynamic. So with the default options you have to reconfigure them every time.

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