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Static IP

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by rodroy, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. rodroy

    rodroy Networkin' Nut Member

    Wondering if someone can help me with a challenge I'm having setting static IP's to PC's or other nodes on my LAN utilizing a Linksys WRT54G running Tomato? As I have always done in the past with other routers I simply set the static IP (Outside of the DHCP range) I'd like for any particular PC or node via the PC or nodes NIC and the router would allow LAN and internet access but with this new router running Tomato when I set the static via the NIC I have no access. I can however convert an IP given to a "PC" via DHCP to static with no problem but it is an IP within the DHCP range which is not desirable. Also I have nodes (phone system cards) that I cannot determine what the MAC address is so setting the static IP via MAC address doesn't seem to be an option... Am I missing something simple here?
  2. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    You can change the DHCP range to whatever you want on the basic->network tab DHCP server section. You can avoid the overlap by moving that range and/or making it smaller. On status->device list you should see all DHCP devices including the MACs and IPs. Also from there you can easily add the devices to the static DHCP list by clicking on the little "static" link below each MAC address.
  3. rodroy

    rodroy Networkin' Nut Member

    TexasFlood - Actually I am aware of your suggestions and thank your for your effort; however, this will not help me in the case of a device on my LAN i.e phone system cards that don't have the ability to pull an IP via DHCP, others routers would allow this for some reason, any further suggestions?
  4. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    When you set the static IP, are you also hardcoding the gateway and DNS server values on the host to the IP of the 54G? What do you get when you try to do nslookup and/or traceroute to ftp.netscape.com from one of these hosts/nodes?

  5. TexasFlood

    TexasFlood Network Guru Member

    OK, I read the original message too fast and missed this. As Rodney stated, if you set as static IP on the device itself, if you set an IP on the same subnet as the router and then also set the client gateway & DNS to the IP of the router, it should work. Does for me. Trying nslookup and/or traceroute sound like good next diagnostic steps if it isn't.
  6. rodroy

    rodroy Networkin' Nut Member

    TexasFlood and Rodney... thanks! I got it working!

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