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#271719 24-May-2020 13:26
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We've recently had fibre installed along with Spark's "Smart Modem".

 

Only issue so far is that, because out networked printer is only powered up when needed, it gets a new IP addressed assigned every time it boots up. Mildly annoying when you go to print & things just hold in the queue.

 

Not a problem on old ADSL modem, but no obvious on Spark's modem admin page as to where to set a fixed address for a given device.

 

Any clues, or step-by-step guide, on how to do this for this modem?

 

Thanks in advance.


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  #2490469 24-May-2020 13:30
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I'd go the other way and set the fixed IP on the printer itself - just use one out of the DHCP pool range which I believe is 192.168.1.64-192.168.1.253 by default

 

So you'd pick something like

 

192.168.1.10

 

Subnet 255.255.255.0

 

Gateway 192.168.1.254

 

DNS 192.168.1.254

 

(if asked for other info) 


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  #2490528 24-May-2020 15:55
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I would never assign static IP addresses by setting static DHCP leases in a router - IMHO the only approach that should ever be taken is to follow the setup above which is configure static IP's directly in the device itself.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2490612 24-May-2020 18:38
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Does the Spark router really assign a different IP address every time a device does a DHCP request? My router just gives my printer back it's last assigned address (assuming it hasn't been assigned elsewhere) even if I haven't turned it on in weeks.

 

As above a static IP address would be a good solution.


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  #2490663 24-May-2020 19:41
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KiwiSurfer:

 

Does the Spark router really assign a different IP address every time a device does a DHCP request? My router just gives my printer back it's last assigned address (assuming it hasn't been assigned elsewhere) even if I haven't turned it on in weeks.

 

As above a static IP address would be a good solution.

 

 

would depend on how long the lease time is.

 

my parents have a HG659 (older spark router) and almost daily i would receive a new IP when i would turn up there.


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  #2490666 24-May-2020 20:00
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Would not using a dns name for printer solve all your problems. That way you could just set devices to print to the DNS name instead of an IP address?





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  #2491706 26-May-2020 11:43
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Some devices cannot be configured manually with a static IP address (I'm looking at you WD My Cloud Home), so here's how to reserve an IP address for a particular MAC address in the Smart Modem's DHCP config:

 




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  #2491983 26-May-2020 17:47
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Perfect answer. Thanks


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