Static DHCP

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by Immortalzero, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. Immortalzero

    Immortalzero Guest

    I recently switched to a WRT54GSv4 from a D-link D-604 rev.E. I had a few problems with my router and bittorrent but that was fixed once i got the DD-WRT Firmware. Now on my D-604 i was able to tell the router to always assign the same ip to my PC using the Static DHCP since it was easier to manage all the port forwarding knowing my system would always have the same IP.

    Anyways my point here is, is there a way to let my linksys router automaticly assign an ip permanantly to my pc and to the other pc's on the network?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. tievolu

    tievolu Network Guru Member

  3. Dashiell

    Dashiell Network Guru Member

    Why use it at all?

    What is the benefit to using static DHCP at all? Why not simply assign the client PCs static addresses and be done with it?

    Is there some benefit I'm missing?
  4. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    The benefit is, when you are at home your laptop can be at a fixed address for port-forwarding purposes. Then when you are work it picks up the right address for that usage. Without a lot of pesky reconfiguring of laptop address.
  5. Dashiell

    Dashiell Network Guru Member


    Thanks, VincentFox!

    That makes total sense now with a laptop... it seemed a little odd for, say, a desktop pc that would be in the same place most of the time.
  6. bigjohns

    bigjohns Network Guru Member

    Re: AHH!

    Static or Reserved DHCP simply allows you to set all IP addresses at one central location. Convenient for Port Forwarding, etc.
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