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Assigning Static IPS

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by JohnRChick, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. JohnRChick

    JohnRChick Network Guru Member

    Hey. I have a WRT54G with the satori software on it. I need one of my computers to be assigned a static IP address.. I know of two ways to do it, but I'm not sure which is teh correct combination. Should I tell the router to assign the static address (under administration), or just go into network settings and manually set it on the computer, or do both? I tried playing around with it on the router but it still ends up giving it a dhcp address...

    Thanks
    John
     
  2. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    I prefer to use what is commonly called "static DHCP". Normally DHCP is just a big random pool. But you can also have it do reservations, and hand out a specific address to specific clients.

    I don't know about Satori, but in DD-WRT and HyperWRT and other firmware it's quite easy. You give to the router the MAC address of the client, and tell it you always want that client assigned 192.168.1.50 or whatever.

    In this way, the client can remain set to DHCP which is handy for laptops which move to other networks. But you get the effect of a fixed address which is needed for use in forwarding ports.
     

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