Let me beat on this request once more

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by bashy, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. bashy

    bashy Network Guru Member

    1. Static DHCP
    2. Static DHCP

    Guess this feature could be the "killerAPP" these days with any linksys related router! Seems like a easy feature to throw in (which is not that easy) but not that many wana touch it!!!
  2. asterger

    asterger Network Guru Member

    Forgive the question, but why the interest in Static DHCP when you can configure out-of-the-box Static IP addresses?

    Static Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) sounds like an oxymoron.

    Aren't there additional latencies associated with DHCP?


    -- Alan
  3. kaplanfx

    kaplanfx Network Guru Member

    Static DHCP is good for roaming. It assigns the IP to a machine based on the mac address of that machine. That means that if I have a laptop with wifi I can turn the machine on DHCP but my mac address will always get assigned the same IP address when on my home network. In this case I could now roam onto friends/free/work networks without changing any settings because my wireless connection is already set to DHCP.

  4. SirDracula

    SirDracula Network Guru Member

    +1 vote for this!
  5. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    it isn't easy to add, a good feature to have but difficult to implement. I'll be doing it in a few weeks(after i get back from holiday)
  6. ravn

    ravn Network Guru Member

    Sounds great! :cheer:
  7. csdahlberg

    csdahlberg Guest

    add another vote for this feature. if the DHCP is already being implemented, i don't see how it could be difficult to modify that to look up simple records of mac/IP pairs...
  8. Thibor

    Thibor Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    if you can see that it can't be difficult, why don't you add it yourself. the sources are freely available. FYI, the udhcpd package used by linksys does NOT support statics, and will either need to be modified to allow this(which i have already spent nearly a week working on) or changed completely for a new package(which is likely).
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