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Topic # 23293 24-Jun-2008 19:39
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Well i got my hands on the WAG54GP2

was very happy with it, until, i tried to set up dhcp to assign specific computers specific ip addresses

i saw the dns entries table and thought hey that must be it...
Domain Name IP Address
dsldevice 192.168.1.1
codex-server 192.168.1.80
Codex-PC 192.168.1.100

but nope

it changes the entries as it sees fit:
Domain Name IP Address
dsldevice 192.168.1.1
codex-server 192.168.1.64
Codex-PC 192.168.1.65

very tempted to throw the thing against the wall...

Is there any way i can force dhcp to assign specific computers ip addresses?

Because i would love to enjoy the use of dyndns but with the router playing russian roulette with ip addresses i cant do much

Any help would be highly appreciated

EDIT: it never ever assigned my pc the right ip but it used to for a day or two assign the right ip i wanted to my server, then went weird, i tried updating firmware, resseting everything and starting from scratch, even went as far as to format my server to see if that effected it but nope.

ANOTHER DAMN EDIT: just reset it all and started from scratch, two steps forward! 1 million stpes back, results =
Domain Name IP Address
dsldevice 192.168.1.1
codex-server 192.168.1.64
Codex-PC 192.168.1.65
Codex-PC 192.168.1.100
codex-server 192.168.1.80

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  Reply # 140318 24-Jun-2008 21:39
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Well if it was me I would be setting a static IP on a server for a start then limiting the DHCP server on the router to a range like 192.168.1.10-192.168.1.50.
It shouldn't matter what IP the rest of the workstations on the network have.






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  Reply # 140321 24-Jun-2008 21:44
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CYaBro: Well if it was me I would be setting a static IP on a server for a start then limiting the DHCP server on the router to a range like 192.168.1.10-192.168.1.50.
It shouldn't matter what IP the rest of the workstations on the network have.


when i manually setip addresses on the computers, somthing weird happens, only one can get onto the net at a time, if at all

thats why im forced to do it this way >_<

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  Reply # 140327 24-Jun-2008 22:01
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It seems youare looking in the wrong place, on the "Basic Setup page" go down and click on the "Advanced" button beside DHCP Relay seerver. In the popup you can specify mac address mappings to ip addresses




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  Reply # 140328 24-Jun-2008 22:08
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Filterer: It seems youare looking in the wrong place, on the "Basic Setup page" go down and click on the "Advanced" button beside DHCP Relay seerver. In the popup you can specify mac address mappings to ip addresses


whenever i set a computer up in there it cant get an ip from dhcp

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  Reply # 140332 24-Jun-2008 22:19
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Codex:
CYaBro: Well if it was me I would be setting a static IP on a server for a start then limiting the DHCP server on the router to a range like 192.168.1.10-192.168.1.50.
It shouldn't matter what IP the rest of the workstations on the network have.


when i manually setip addresses on the computers, somthing weird happens, only one can get onto the net at a time, if at all

thats why im forced to do it this way >_<


That's strange.  It shouldn't matter how a machine gets it IP, manually or via DHCP, as it will be accessing the internet the same way.
When you set them manually did you make sure that each IP was unique, the gateway was set to the router IP and DNS set to the router IP or you ISP DNS servers?




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  Reply # 140337 24-Jun-2008 22:31
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Codex:
Filterer: It seems youare looking in the wrong place, on the "Basic Setup page" go down and click on the "Advanced" button beside DHCP Relay seerver. In the popup you can specify mac address mappings to ip addresses


whenever i set a computer up in there it cant get an ip from dhcp


That rings a bell actually, I just tried again and I get the same results as you, the specified mac address no longer recieves the correct ip address but get at 169.xxx




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  Reply # 140339 24-Jun-2008 22:37
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CYaBro:
That's strange.  It shouldn't matter how a machine gets it IP, manually or via DHCP, as it will be accessing the internet the same way.
When you set them manually did you make sure that each IP was unique, the gateway was set to the router IP and DNS set to the router IP or you ISP DNS servers?


What he said, my computers are setup using assigned ips with the WAG54gp2, as cyabro said, as long as each pc is setup properly there should be no problems, by default your entries should look something like

IP: 192.168.1.64
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1

Also you need to specify the dns servers, when you manually setup each computer and don't use the 192.168.1.1, I find on the WAG54GP2 the in build dns server dies after a few hours use, so use your isp's dns servers or opendns.

To rule out a dns error you can see if ping 192.168.1.1 works on the cimputers when they cant access the internet or ping 66.249.93.104 (google.co.nz)




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