DHCP, DHCPD, and static IP addresses

Discussion in 'Sveasoft Firmware' started by Jeffbrock, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. Jeffbrock

    Jeffbrock Network Guru Member

    I installed alchemy mostly because I wanted to stop the random assignation of IP addresses to the various machines on my network. I have my desktop, laptop, a VOIP adapter, a device to wirelessly broadcast MP3s to my stereo, etc, etc..

    I added the desired IP address, the MAC address, and the Name of the items in the dhcpd section (under administration) in the static allocations box. All seems to be well, although I did have to boot the router a couple of times, and power cycle the VOIP adapter a few times to get everything to work. The DHCP active IP table now shows what I want (although, for reasons I can not fathom, the Omnifi media player, which has it's own IP address and will not work if it is changed, NEVER shows up on that table. From poking around in the firmware, you would never know the damned thing was out there. Weird).

    Do you also have to disable DHCP on the setup page? If not, isn't this a conflict?

    Not complaining, since it is working. Although, I got some disturbing errors while making the change. At one time, both computers reported "IP conflict" and the VOIP set there and blinked (which may mean the same thing). As I said, I had to do some router cycling and machine power cycling. A little experimenting has shown me that this is also the case when rebooting the router after these changes were made and it was working. THe VOIP also has to be cycled. I am wondering if the DHCP being still active is causing a problem.
  2. Jeffbrock

    Jeffbrock Network Guru Member

    Never mind. I found it.

    "DHCP static addresses should always be outside of the DHCP assigned address range or conflicts could occur"

    DUH. Don't know how I missed that. I really did read the damned thing.

    Still doesn't explain why the Omnifi media player doesn't show up...
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