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Hi Everyone,

this is my very first post in this forums. I'm using FSUIPC for a long time. Recently i decided to move all my external applications to second PC, for smoother FSX and better acces to applications. So, everything connects and works perfect, i have only one question:

How to assign IP's to my networked PC's? I found this line in WideFS manual:

"Incidentally, assigning specific IP addresses to your PCs in this way also helps reduce periodic but regular stutters in Flight Simulator, caused by the Network drivers querying the Network to get an address assigned"

Becouse smoothnest is my primary concern, i'd like to eliminate even a posibility of "periodic but regular stutters".

I tried like described, but not worked for me - my network disapears when i do that. Maybe i did something wrong, becouse this is my first networking :)

I have main FSX PC + laptop for all applications. Main FSX PC is connected via cable, and laptop use wireless. I'm using default homegroup, both PC's are Windows 7 / 64bit.

Do i need to create new network for this? If so, what is the best option, VPN?

Thanks

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How to assign IP's to my networked PC's? I found this line in WideFS manual:

"Incidentally, assigning specific IP addresses to your PCs in this way also helps reduce periodic but regular stutters in Flight Simulator, caused by the Network drivers querying the Network to get an address assigned"

Becouse smoothnest is my primary concern, i'd like to eliminate even a posibility of "periodic but regular stutters".

Well, as Windows has been developed and improved this is less of a problem than it used to be, especially of course on multi-cored PC processors as most all of them are today.

I tried like described, but not worked for me - my network disapears when i do that. Maybe i did something wrong, becouse this is my first networking :)

Described where?

Do i need to create new network for this? If so, what is the best option, VPN?

No no no!

It is simple really. By default IP addresses on the network are assigned automatically by a central part, usually the Router. But this is optional.

The change is done via Control Panel - Network and Internet - Network Connections (select your Network), then

In "Local Area Connection X Status" (or whatever), select Properties, then

In the Properties select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click "Properties"

You'll see it shows "Optain an IP address automatically".

Check "Use the following IP address" and enter it in the IP address boxes. The first three numbers MUST be the same as your router IP address first three.

The subnet mask should be 255 255 255 000

The default gateway must be your router's IP address

Finally "Use the following DNS server addresses", first entry should be your router IP address also.

Just click OK and you are done.

Pete

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Described where?

In manual that comes with WideFS, it is in "Possible Gotchas" section ^_^

The first three numbers MUST be the same as your router IP address first three.

This was not described, and this is what i did wrong. Anyway, i don't have experience with networking, but with FSX/FS9 man must learn many things...

Thank you Pete for this detailed explanation, and thank you for your enormous contribution to our hobby. FSX would never be so good without FSUIPC and WideFS, all your stability fixes and improvements

Zeljko

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I would appreciate help with my (similar) case.

I use Win7-64k in my desktop and also on my laptop and have both connected to the same home router.

Once I set static IP addresses on my Desktop and my Laptop I can't navigate the web with the browser, I believe because I am not setting correctly the DNS fixed addresses (preferred and alternate)

The DNS setup I have had until now as shown by IPCONFIG on both PCs is hsd1.tx.comcast.net and I can't figure out how to translate this into an address that fits the format of the 4 hexadecimal boxes required when I try to set IPv4 with a fix DNS address. :-). Ideas?

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I use Win7-64k in my desktop and also on my laptop and have both connected to the same home router.

Once I set static IP addresses on my Desktop and my Laptop I can't navigate the web with the browser, I believe because I am not setting correctly the DNS fixed addresses (preferred and alternate)

You only need the first one. I've never put two in there.

The DNS setup I have had until now as shown by IPCONFIG on both PCs is hsd1.tx.comcast.net and I can't figure out how to translate this into an address that fits the format of the 4 hexadecimal boxes required when I try to set IPv4 with a fix DNS address. :smile:. Ideas?

I've always set the DNS IP address to that of the router (your "gateway"). I've no idea why you would ever need to do anything differently. Sorry.

Pete

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I tried using as primary DNS address 8.8.8.8 and alternate 8.8.4.4 (I think those are Google's DNS) and now I can browse the web on both PC's....

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You only need the first one. I've never put two in there.

Pete

Just on FSX PC? I'm not sure if i understand well

Just to report, i managed to do this - on both, FSX PC and Laptop. In FS9 ocasional stutters are gone, i will test FSX tomorow. This days i had some stutters in FSX everytime i used VA Acars, this is why i decided to assign IP. I didn't have stutters before networked configuration...

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