[NBLUG/talk] [OT?] Static DHCP leases from a LinkSys router?

Bob Blick bblick at sonic.net
Thu Apr 20 16:10:11 PDT 2006

> Anyone know if I can configure a LinkSys EtherFast Cable/DSL router
> (model number BEFSR51) to always assign the same IP address to certain
> computers, e.g. based on their MAC addresses?  I ask because I'd like to
> set up a few servers (most of them headless) on my LAN, and it would be
> rather difficult to access them if their IP addresses change every time
> they start up!
> This is not a WRT54G router, so I probably can't run Linux on it.

Can you set the expire time to never?

Alternatively, you could just not use DHCP on the client machines, and
assign them addresses outside the block that the router picks from.



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