Go Back   Tech Support Forum > Microsoft Support > Windows 10 Support

Win 10 Creator version, cannot change IP Address on wireless adapter.

This is a discussion on Win 10 Creator version, cannot change IP Address on wireless adapter. within the Windows 10 Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. Really odd situation. A conflict has developed between our wireless printer and a wireless network built-in card on my wife's

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-20-2017, 07:25 AM   #1
Registered Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 20
OS: W8.1, Feb. 2014 Update

Really odd situation. A conflict has developed between our wireless printer and a wireless network built-in card on my wife's PC.

In a nutshell, all was working fine before the Creator update. The wireless printer was 'hard wired' to All PC's and devices could print to it. After the update I could print to it without a problem as I did test it (I got the update before my wife's PC.

Wife's PC used her AC wireless adapter, but the PC also had an N speed wireless adapter on the motherboard but it was disabled. Her AC adapter was using a RESERVED IP Address of on the Router.

Yesterday I discovered I could no longer print to the wireless printer?

Wife said no problem, send me the thing you want to print as she had no problem printing before the update either... and well, you guessed it, since she was updated to Creator she couldn't print either.

I discovered the reason. For whatever reason after she updated to Creator, it enabled her on-board N speed wireless adapter, disabled the AC unit, and SOMEHOW assigned it to her N speed wireless adapter!

OK, did some 'investigating'. Seems since the AC one was always used in the router I only assigned its MAC Address to a fixed IP Address. Once I disabled the N device and enabled and connected the AC device we could both print again.

So I'll be able to fix this. I'll just assign in the router the N adapter's MAC address to be, right? Nope, rebooted her PC with that device enabled and it STILL was set to! Router saw it that was as well?

OK, the other way to do this was to actually SET the IP Address in the NIC IpV4 properties to be and that would override everything. Nope, it wouldn't work, setting never got saved?

Fine, I'll open Device Manager, remove the device and its drivers... worked... and searched for new devices. N adapter came back. Went to connect to it and I needed to enter the Passphrase, good, as I assumed that meant all data for the device was deleted. Checked the IP Address, STILL!!!!

OK, one last thing to try, IPCONFIG /RELEASE... and yes, everything WAS released... IPCONFIG /RENEW... and again came back????

I searched her Registry and it does have some entries but I'm reluctant to delete those.

Anyone have any ideas why this is happening? Did I miss cleaning out something?

This isn't a real problem now as I changed the Printer reserved IP Address and fixed all devices to print to it, but I sure am curious why I can't change that devices IP Address?
ispalten is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-20-2017, 10:16 AM   #2
Registered Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 20
OS: W8.1, Feb. 2014 Update

Solved, don't know how, but today the IP Address IS

There was a drop on the modem overnight and when I booted my PC I did connect to the router but no internet. Had to reset the modem (only) and I got the Internet connection. Later when I checked wife's PC, all was well?

Don't know why it didn't work before or why it worked now, but it is solved....
ispalten is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Windows Update Error Code 80072efe2
Thanks to this I'm not able to do any Windows Updates. I'm running a Dell Inspiron with Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit). I've looked online for several fixes, including the Kapersky TDSSKiller program and I still get the error. Is there anyone out there who could help me?
EncoreBlade Windows 7 , Windows Vista Support 36 01-26-2013 12:01 PM
BSOD 0x0000007e PLZ HELP ME :(
Hey guys, I'm new to this forum hoping you could help me out with my BSOD problem. Here's the problem : The Bsod occured a few months ago and i've been running in safe mode ever since ( Witch is possible without any problems ). If i try and start it in normal mode, it gives me a system...
Rowbance BSOD, App Crashes And Hangs 13 01-09-2013 07:35 PM
BSOD with new vegas
Hi, I usually played this game fine, it BSOD a couple of time during gameplay but they were always isoleted accidents. Now I've re installed it and Every time I go out of the first building it BSOD after the loading screen. I've done a memory check and it came out without errors. Can someone...
Eingya PC Gaming Support 2 11-21-2012 03:31 PM
Ubuntu 11.10 issues.
I am a total noob to ubuntu. I have managed to get it all up and running and have installed various programmes. I have installed mixxx and would like to use my hercules dj console mp3 with it. I have downloaded the drivers and I think I have installed them ok. I am getting several issues though:...
snypadub Linux Support 3 11-15-2011 01:57 PM
Help please WIFI
around 12 or so on Friday my wifi connection went out. I tried everything to no avail. I looked in the device mangers as to see if something was wrong with the drivers and well, everything was fine, no cautionary signs. Also I had windows diagnosis it and it said there was a driver issue, which got...
sigma26 Networking Support 100 07-28-2011 08:42 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is on
Smilies are on
[IMG] code is on
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Post a Question

» Site Navigation
 > FAQ

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:17 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2001 - 2015, Tech Support Forum

Windows 7 - Windows XP - Windows Vista - Trojan Removal - Spyware Removal - Virus Removal - Networking - Security - Top Web Hosts


Partially Powered By Products Found At Lampwrights.com