Main desktop using static dhcp Tomato?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by FattysGoneWild, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    Would it cause a problem? I have the following connected:

    Desktop main pc (dhcp)
    Laptop (static dhcp)
    Wii (static dhcp)
    Xbox 360 (static dhcp)
    Directv on demand (static dhcp)

    I am on cable internet. Basically it would be nice to have every thing set to static ip if it causes no problems. Plus I like seeing that my stuff only is connected. That way if a guest comes over or some thing. They can just use dhcp and go.
  2. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    You can pretty much mix up static dhcp addresses, dynamic dhcp addresses, and devices knowing their own IP address and not bothering to talk to the router. My network has all three.

    Well actually, the devices that know their own IP address and don't talk to the router should still be put into your static table. That way, the router's dns server will know what you mean when you type "ping tivo" or "ssh office-bridge-router". You can leave the MAC address 00:00:00:00:00:00 for this set.
  3. s0dhi

    s0dhi LI Guru Member

    I have pretty much the same type of setup but only use static DHCP with a longer lease time, and have turned my regular lease time down to an hour.
  4. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    As I mentioned in another post somewhere. I used to try and find the "best" values for the leases, but I finally just gave up. The amount of bandwidth I would save or waste was trivial, and it was yet another thing to remember to re-set after erasing the nvram.
  5. gawd0wns

    gawd0wns Network Guru Member

    I use the exact same setup you are proposing, all of my hardware as static ips, and all clients with dynamic. It runs with absolutely no problems.

    It is especially useful if you share things between your pcs, have servers running, or even a printer connected to the network. I have a few servers running, and when I need something, I'll use OpenVPN to connect to the network, and then pull/upload/communicate with whichever pc I need.

    You can even setup your DHCP range to, and have your static ips beyond or below the range (i.e. your pc with a static ip of
  6. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild LI Guru Member

    I went ahead and made the adjustment. Thanks guys.
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