static ip set up

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by bmr501, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. bmr501

    bmr501 Network Guru Member

    I would like to set up a static ip for gaming on my linksys wrt54g router,I have 2 computers running on my network,I have a dynamic ip from bell sympayico,so can I set up a static ip on a pppoe conection so I can port forward and is there a site that explains this to a noob like me.I looked around this site but most of it is over my head.
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    there are two ways of having staic IPs. one being the Router assigns a static IP to the PC (using the PCs MAC addresss) or you manually setup the PCs with static IPs and gateways, and turn off DHCP server on the router.

    what version of WRT54G do you have?
  3. bmr501

    bmr501 Network Guru Member

    ststic ip

    I have the version 3 and Thibor 15c firmware
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    ok the easiest option for you i would guess is to use a 3rd party firmware like HyperWRT Thibor15c. that has Static IP address page that allows you to add the mac address of your PC's network card, and assign it an IP address.

    you can then still allow the router to assign IP addresses but these will be fixed Ip addresses. for the firmware.

    Once you ahev upgraded to the new firmware, you logon to the router, goto the Static IP address page, and start entering the mac address of each PC.

    if they are all Windows PC, then goto RUN, type in: cmd

    in the new command prompt window type in:

    ipconfig /all

    this will show you the IP address. how ever replace the - between the characters with : so it looks like this:

    00-3d-fd-45-3c-4f becomes 00:3d:fd:45:3c:4f

    on the router.
  5. bmr501

    bmr501 Network Guru Member

    static ip

    So I just type in the macs and do I give them IP,s or is that is all there is to it,just seems too easy.
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    you type in the MAC address and assign an IP to each mac address, click Save settings and then the router remembers the static IPs.

    why does it seem "too easy" what did you expect? Static DHCP is meant to be easy.
  7. bmr501

    bmr501 Network Guru Member


    Thank you for the help.I thought it would be way more complicated that,it just seemed to easy,not what I expected.
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