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[ale] Can I tell my Linksys router to always serve the same IP address?

This is one of the limitations I don't like with the Linksys products
(I am not a Linksys fan at all). Assigning specific IPs based on MAC
should be part of the default firmware but it isn't. You can load the
Sveasoft stuff if you don't mind loading third party firmware; it
should give you the ability to do what you want.

This kind of thing is why I use a cheap old Pentium2 machine for a
router. I decide what the limitations are not some company out to rape
my wallet.

On 8/24/05, Warren Myers <volcimaster at gmail.com> wrote:
> It would seem as though to me that assigning a really long expiration may
> take care of the problem.
>  WMM
> On 8/24/05, Jim Lynch <ale_nospam at fayettedigital.com> wrote:
> > I'd really like to have each machine in my network have a predictible IP
> > address, but I also really like the idea that DHCP does more than give
> > an IP address (such as furnish DNS info also) so I don't want to just
> > set up static IPs for each machine. I'll never have more systems than
> > there are available IP addresses, so I really don't need for the router
> > to expire the addresses.  So can I tell it to not expire or in some
> > other way tell it to keep the same IP for a specific MAC address forever? 
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > Jim.
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