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#195072 5-Apr-2016 08:06
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Is there any way to reserve more than 8 devices on this router?

 

 

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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  #1526154 5-Apr-2016 08:16
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do you have the latest firmware?




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  #1526157 5-Apr-2016 08:22
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No. Does this enable more reservations? How would I go about that?


 
 
 
 




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  #1526158 5-Apr-2016 08:24
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Actually, upon checking, it seems I have the latest version installed (V100R001C206B020)


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  #1526276 5-Apr-2016 12:06
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how many ip addresses are for the DHCP pool?

 

ive seen many people with lots more than 8 devices on their connection


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  #1526681 6-Apr-2016 08:11
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Jase2985:

 

how many ip addresses are for the DHCP pool?

 

ive seen many people with lots more than 8 devices on their connection

 

 

He wants to reserve the same address for each device every time it connects.

 

and it sounds like he has more than eight devices he would like to do this for.





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  #1526690 6-Apr-2016 08:36
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phantomdb:

 

Jase2985:

 

how many ip addresses are for the DHCP pool?

 

ive seen many people with lots more than 8 devices on their connection

 

 

He wants to reserve the same address for each device every time it connects.

 

and it sounds like he has more than eight devices he would like to do this for.

 

 

 

 

The number of IP's the router can assign (the DHCP poll) will determine how many can be assigned to a MAC address. For example, my router can only assign IP's from 192.168.0.2 - 192.168.0.23, with the IP's 192.168.02 - 192.168.21 assigned to specific devices. But I use a TP-Link router.


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  #1526694 6-Apr-2016 08:48
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why dont you just set the static IP's on the devices themselves?

 

or try, it may or may not work and its all your responsibility what happens with the admin password

Login to the HG659. Use the username Admin and password VF-NZhg659.

Navigate to Home Network -> LAN Interface -> DHCP reservation -> Create new static address.


 
 
 
 


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  #1527073 6-Apr-2016 15:53
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Jase2985:

 

why dont you just set the static IP's on the devices themselves?

 

 

Can you even do that? I thought it was only up to the router to give an internal static IP to a device's MAC address, as configured.


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  #1527107 6-Apr-2016 16:09
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StevieT:

 

Jase2985:

 

why dont you just set the static IP's on the devices themselves?

 

 

Can you even do that? I thought it was only up to the router to give an internal static IP to a device's MAC address, as configured.

 

 

Give the devices that you can program fixed IP addresses maybe at the top of your address range (e.g. 192.168.1.253, 252, 251 &c.) and exclude that set of addresses from your DHCP range.
Then those devices won't ask for a DHCP-provided address.

 

The devices you can't program, but you want to have fixed addresses, you allocate through DHCP on your router.


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  #1527207 6-Apr-2016 18:35
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PolicyGuy:

 

StevieT:

 

Jase2985:

 

why dont you just set the static IP's on the devices themselves?

 

 

Can you even do that? I thought it was only up to the router to give an internal static IP to a device's MAC address, as configured.

 

 

Give the devices that you can program fixed IP addresses maybe at the top of your address range (e.g. 192.168.1.253, 252, 251 &c.) and exclude that set of addresses from your DHCP range.
Then those devices won't ask for a DHCP-provided address.

 

The devices you can't program, but you want to have fixed addresses, you allocate through DHCP on your router.

 

 

Yes! It is through the router where you allocate one of the IP's from your DHCP range to your devices (MAC addresses). I was a bit confused as to Jase's comment, wondering how you make that particular setting on the devices. But PolicyGuy has stated what I initially thought -- you cannot.


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  #1527221 6-Apr-2016 18:43
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im not sure what you mean?

 

your LAN port on your computer has a MAC address, it can either get an IP address via DHCP or you can assign it one. your router records this. if you assign it on the router its essentually still using DHCP but just gibing it a specified address

 

you can either do the static IP address settings on the router or on the device.

 

i have about 12 devices that i have given static IP addresses and all have been done on the device themselves.

 

what advantage does reserving them on the router offer?


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  #1527223 6-Apr-2016 18:46
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this all seems so backwards.. im not sure how i would last with a router that can only manage 8 devices for static ips.

 

 

 

my network currently covers larger than a Class C subnet alone. Each device that enters the network is handed out an identifiable IP and router keeps it for that mac, All statically assigned addresses are assigned within DHCP with the exception of the router itself, Wireless access points and the esxi hypervisor it runs on. These i see as very key points that can have everything fall apart if they lost their place or tried to autoconfigure.

 

 

 

While there is probably a good atleast 50~100 IPs there that are guests or old devices nolonger coming in contact or are extremely rarely seen, they still stick. Makes managing things Really easy if i have to trace a certain device draining all the resources or something.

 

The added advantage of this is with devices such as mysky that seem to refuse to renew their DHCP leases, IP conflicts are not an issue. If a device is place on another network or i have to strip back to a standard AIO modem/router setup for testing, all devices carry on working asif there has been no network changes appart from possibly their network connection dropping for a few seconds to force a renewal.

 

 

 

My advice would be, there is no way such a device is suited for a home in this age. Given your not always likely to static assign too many devices but comeon, the daemon its running is more than likely able to support way more and its simply a poor UI implementation. 





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  #1527226 6-Apr-2016 18:47
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Jase2985:

 

 

 

what advantage does reserving them on the router offer?

 

 

Mobility of said device, Lack of faults caused by not having the IP managed. Ease of use in replacing a network appliance.

 

 

 

I could list on for quite a few more points really..





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  #1527634 7-Apr-2016 13:28
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Jase2985:

 

i have about 12 devices that i have given static IP addresses and all have been done on the device themselves.

 

 

I am now quite curious as how you achieved this?


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  #1527639 7-Apr-2016 13:46
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StevieT:

 

Jase2985:

 

i have about 12 devices that i have given static IP addresses and all have been done on the device themselves.

 

 

I am now quite curious as how you achieved this?

 

 

what do you mean? open IPV4 TCP/IP settings in windows and take it off obtain IP automatically and change it to use this IP address. manually enter your IP addresses, subnet mask and gefault gateway.

 

same principal for most other devices.

 

Done it on my TV, Media player, PRV, Wii, access point, a few PC's and a few more devices i cant think of right now.

 

My router allows 32 DHCP static IP addresses to be entered, but you have to manually enter the MAC and IP address for each device, thats why i have never gone down this route, and just done it on all the devices.


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