redoing a network

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by kroeze, May 23, 2008.

  1. kroeze

    kroeze Guest

    I'm going to be redoing the network where I work because it’s a mess and were having problems with IP conflicts on some computers when turned on and we want to add a few things to it. I realize I could hardcode the IP on each computer but I don’t really want to do that. What I was wondering is if I were to get a router and hook it up to one or two switches (probably a total 30 computers/printers plus a wireless access point) would I be able to reserve an ip for each computer on the network. I’ve done this before on a router but I’m not sure if trying to do it with switches will create a problem with this?

    Also, does Linksys have any routers that support reserved IP's with standard firmware, I know d-link has routers that do?
  2. Helnwein

    Helnwein Addicted to LI Member

    Kroeze, by reserved IPs are you talking about setting up DHCP for your network? Take a look at the WRT150N. That does DHCP as well as some sort of reservation based on mac address.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    the WRT54GL with Tomato firmware will do this. you reserve a Static IP for each mac address and is issues by dhcp.


    I am about to change my home network (again) but will most likely be using static ips on the devices rather than Static DHCP IP addresses.
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