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Reply # 1206478 31-Dec-2014 14:14
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Jase2985: the start and end addresses in that picture are the first and last addresses that the router will use to hand out IP addresses automatically ie the DHCP address pool, there is no need to touch that.

go into the laptop and assign the laptop a IP address manually to a address that is outside the address pool

there is no way to set a static address on the modem, you can only set the DCHP address to permanent, which i dont consider to be a static address

what i would do i add 192.169.1.64 into the start address, 192.168.1.253 into the end address, and you can if you wish tick the permanent lease box, then go into the devices you want static addresses on and input it to a value less then 192.168.1.64 ie 192.168.1.10 if you need help doing this post up the version of windows you are running and we can find a walk through guide

why do you need static addresses anyways?



Thanks Jase2985,

Good advice to assign a static IP to the PCs themselves. Done it on the 2 main Laptops I want to copy files to/from from my Android devices using ES File Explorer's Network/LAN facility and it is working like a charm.

I concur with your statement that there is "no way to set a static address on the modem" Pity that this is not clearly stated by Spark, Huawei via their websites, helpdesks or manuals. I have done this in my previous 3 modems including those supplied by Telecom. But then maybe I'm in the 10% and should not expect the software to be versatile or easy to use.

Thanks for the rapid and relevant responses including the opinions smile .

Happy new year
dave 

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  Reply # 1220217 22-Jan-2015 16:31
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There's no option to reserve a chosen IP address in the DHCP server settings for a MAC address on this router. This seems to be a large oversight. frown



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  Reply # 1220264 22-Jan-2015 17:29
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$$ Not oversight, I reckon

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  Reply # 1220284 22-Jan-2015 18:10
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The modem\router does not need to involved in given any host a fixed IP address.  Simply configure the host with an IP address outside of the DHCP scope range in the IP network the router routes for.

For example, most domestic routers have an IP address of 192.168.1.1 and are configured for the subnet 192.168.1.0/24.  That's 254 usable IP addresses at your disposal.  Being domestic grade routers they don't have a huge amount of memory and don't support more than a few 10s of hosts well.  Setting the DHCP scope as 192.168.1.100 to 192.168.1.120 is generally a good idea.  That leaves 234 addresses that you can manually configure on hosts that you want to have fixed addresses.

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