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[ale] Can I tell my Linksys router to always serve the same I P address?
- Subject: [ale] Can I tell my Linksys router to always serve the same I P address?
- From: Mills.J at ems-t.com (Mills, John M.)
- Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 15:05:57 -0400
I have a couple of simple LinkSys routers and a brand-X ('Airlink'), and all
work the same way: if a machine is to have a specific IP, I must set up its
configuration and its IP must lie in a range defined by the router.
Setup includes identifying nameservers' IPs (on the WAN - I use my ISP's
DNS), but those are the same IPs I gave the router got when I set _it_ up:
it's manual, but I have the information.
Machines to which ports are forwarded must have static IPs on the LAN (says
My Linux and Win boxen (and an anecdotal sample of other toys - latest a
LinkSys VoIP modem) generally _request_ that DHCP re-serve them the last IP
address they had, and these seem to be honored where they don't conflict
with my LAN IP range and other active machines. I suppose there is no
guarantee of this behavior.
I haven't seen any expiry on those assignements.
I know this doesn't meet all your criteria, but it seems to achieve what you
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Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 1:49 PM
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Subject: [ale] Can I tell my Linksys router to always serve the same IP
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?