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Linking an IP address to a physical address? Possible?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by manekineko, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. manekineko

    manekineko Network Guru Member

    I'm using a Linksys WRT54Gv2 with the latest official firmware. I have a problem that's driving me nuts. I have a bunch of computers on my network that aren't always on all the time. My router isn't assigning the same IP address to the same device (physical address) everytime. This creates a lot of problems for managing things like networked printers and applications which want to know an IP address of one of the computers.

    Is there any firmware that would let me permanently assign certain IP addresses to certain physical addresses?

    Thanks in advance! :)
  2. NetrixTardis

    NetrixTardis Network Guru Member

    what you are asking about is an oxymoron of an option called "static DHCP". You won't find that in the stock Linksys firmwares. why don't you just assign each of those computers an IP, and set the gatway, Netmask to match your network's configuration?
  3. manekineko

    manekineko Network Guru Member

    That is an option I considered, but unfortunately some of the computers on the network are laptops, and it would be a bit of a headache to set their IPs manually that way.

    Will any of the other 3rd party firmwares be able to support Static DHCP?
  4. tracer

    tracer Network Guru Member

    certainly.. most of the 3th party firmware's will have this option.. since you use a WRT54G is recommend wifibox
  5. manekineko

    manekineko Network Guru Member

    Thanks! Couldn't get it working when I first tried, but a reboot seems to have done the trick!

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