Static IP issue

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Spooks, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. Spooks

    Spooks LI Guru Member

    Ok, besides being new here, hi!

    I have a small issue using a WRT54G.

    I have DHCP enabled for my LAN, and I am installing Windows ADS on a windows server machine, and in doing so, until I am able to get a proper switch, I am wanting to use this and I suppose my question is this...

    Should I set the windows server as a DHCP server to assign the other machines on the network their IP's, or continue using the WRTG as a DHCP server?

    Being this is a small network, less than 7 computers, would this be much of an issue?

    Thing is an ADS server does not like the fact it is getting a dynamic IP from another server, unless there is a specific way to assign Ip's with the router, that's the meat of my question btw...

    Yeah, peeps often say I go about things the long way!!

  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    You can simply configure the server with an ip address from the same subnet the router is using. Be sure to use one outside the dhcp scope so you dont ever have to worry about a duplicate, or you could turn off the dhcp server of the router and just use static ip's on all your hosts. Let us know if you have any other questions.
  3. Spooks

    Spooks LI Guru Member

    Mostly got it sorted out by assigning the IP's manually to each machine. My main concern was any areas of the router that I would need to set specifically as I have never used a Linksys in this manner.

    My next hurdles are simply the server and getting all the DC and dhcp sorted out as it's been a while since I've set one up!

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