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Old 09-20-2004, 08:16 PM   #1
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linksys DHCP same every time

is there a way to make a linksys router give the same DHCP ip address to the same computer every time? for example if there are 2 computers connected, it will be like this


if comp 1 and 2 shut down and just comp2 restarts it will be


how can i make it so comp2 will always be
Old 09-20-2004, 08:36 PM   #2
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i'm sure there is; most wireless routers have this functionality. consult the manual that came with your linksys, or browse their webpage. alternatively, linksys's (i think; i've worked with but never owned; caveat emptor) have a webserver built into them. point your browser to (or dunno its default) bum around in the gui configs for something like "static dhcp".
Old 09-20-2004, 08:56 PM   #3
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I'm afraid most basic Linksys Routers, don't have this. The best way to do what you want is to turn of DHCP and set the static ip's yourself.
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What I do is set the minimum IP addresses that the DHCP service will give out to around 25 to 50. Then use the unused IP addresses after that number. This makes sure your static (permanent) IP address does not effect other computers on your network trying to get an IP address through DHCP services. If you set the number to 50. Use and up to Using should not be used.
Old 09-21-2004, 09:26 AM   #5
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how can i specify which my computer uses? im runing slack 10 with kernel 2.4.26
Old 09-21-2004, 09:48 AM   #6
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and is there any spcific wireless router that i could get that has thsi feature? im about to buy a new one anyways


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