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Newbie Question: How do I assign static ip address to my machines behind the router..

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Sparky9292, May 7, 2008.

  1. Sparky9292

    Sparky9292 Addicted to LI Member

    Hi,

    Everytime I reboot my machines, there's a risk of getting a different ip address behind the router. This is really annoying as I run servers from different machines. I'm getting tired of having to remap the ports to the new IP addresses everytime my Linksys router decides to lease out new IPs.

    How do I assign one IP per MAC addy permanently so I never have to remap port forwarding?:confused:

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. jersully

    jersully LI Guru Member

    Click on Device List under Status, then one one of your connected clients. It will take you directly to the Static DHCP section where you can alter the IP address and assign a hostname for the device. Next time they reconnect they should get that IP.

    You can also do this by going directly to the Static DHCP section under Basic, but then you have to provide the MAC address.
     
  3. fun.k

    fun.k Addicted to LI Member

    visual pointer for what jersully already said:
    static.jpg
     
  4. Sparky9292

    Sparky9292 Addicted to LI Member

    Nice!

    Question: What is the significance of the hostname? Does it matter what it is?
     
  5. fun.k

    fun.k Addicted to LI Member

    It depends on what matters for you. It's just a (short)name associated with an IP address.

    ie if you have 5 computers/devices in your lan like:

    IP Address: Hostname:
    192.168.1.1 Router
    192.168.1.2 VoipBox
    192.168.1.3 FTPServer
    192.168.1.4 Laptop
    192.168.1.5 iMac

    it's easier to remember names than IPs (by describing your devices however you like)

    so if you're working on your laptop and you want to ping your iMac you could:

    Code:
    ping iMac
    instead of

    Code:
    ping 192.168.1.5
    accordingly, if u'd like to telnet to your router you could:

    Code:
    telnet router
    instead of
    Code:
    telnet 192.168.1.1
    etc...
     
  6. Sparky9292

    Sparky9292 Addicted to LI Member

    Thank!

    This is a super small point, but clicking on the IP address will give you OUI database report for your particular network interface. I had to manually copy paste the mac addy in.

    HOWEVER, it all works like a charm -- thank you!:smile:
     
  7. Rob650

    Rob650 Addicted to LI Member

    Click the IP Address, not the MAC Address :wink:
     

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