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Just as good as static DHCP!!!

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by CO-Zman, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. CO-Zman

    CO-Zman Network Guru Member

    Duped this from another post...figured it would need the attention.

    Oh, thanks millions Avenger for the firmware!!


    Ok, for all (us) static DHCP holdouts...I got my system working like I need without it.

    I have a Trendware print server, Linux file server, Win 98SE desktop and XP laptop.

    IP addresses & names for example only ;-)

    WRT54GS: } DHCP enabled

    Routername: Thing-a-ma-jig } Browsable name
    Hostname: Thing-a-ma-jig } Name for DNS host
    Domain name: "blank" } I let my ISP provide

    I left my netmask at for now...probably narrow it up as I smooth things out and stop buying computers :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Print server: } All 3 static IP assigned in the software/firmware
    Linux box: }
    Win 98 machine: }

    Set the DHCP start address:
    I gave it 4 addresses to assign.

    The router will accept and allow IP addresses outside it's DHCP range.

    Now, I can set the Win 98 desktop and XP laptop to access static ports of the Linux and Trendware boxes for print and filesharing.

    Only small gotcha: In Win 98, if you set a static IP, then automatic DNS stops. So, in the DNS tab, you must input the Host - "Thing-a-ma-jig", and Domain - "the one your ISP uses", and DNS search order - The routers address is also the gateway entry for static IP.

    For the laptop, since it travels w/ me, I left DHCP enabled on it, and it happily gets an address whenever it joins my network.

    That's it folks. Works like a champ...lasts long time...& it's free!

    Z :p 8O :D

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