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

matt matt at cfxnetworks.com
Fri Apr 21 12:54:19 PDT 2006

"Static DHCP assignments" are kind of an oxymoron. Either you use the DHCP and 
have the IPs assigned dynamically, or you configure the machine (not the 
router) to use a static IP. If you don't want your IP to change every so 
often (id est, when the lease runs out), configure it to use a static IP 
like .5 or something (as everyone else has mentioned). You should never even 
have to touch the router.

On Friday 21 April 2006 12:44, Dustin Mollo wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 03:43:22PM -0700, Lincoln Peters wrote:
> > 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.
> here's my two cents...
> i used to have a netgear router that rocked.  it let me assign static
> addresses via dhcp.  then it fried (probably due to a power surge of some
> sort).  i bought a linksys router (non-linux running) to replace it because
> i didn't want to spend 100+ on another netgear.  the POS didn't support
> static dhcp assignments.
> i later replaced that with my current wrt54g.  it too, does not do static
> dhcp assigments, but it DOES allow me to put a new distro onto it where i
> have that flexability.  it seems linksys deems static dhcp assigment and
> advanced feature or something like that.  silly people.
> -dustin
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