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Wannabe Geek

# 64910 25-Jul-2010 17:00
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I've currently got a Dlink DSL-G604T which I'm using for around 10 devices, most of which will be wired (so I'm going to grab a gigabit switch).

I'd really like fast, solid static IP assignment based on either mac address or host name via DHCP. Frankly the 604 is pretty bad at this, it's limited to a certain number, and over a period of time it hands a new IP to a device it has reserved one for, causing my list to quickly creep up and up.

So I'd like a new ADSL+ Modem, one one that has a pretty decent DHCP server, and supports reserved IP address for plenty of devices. I'd also like it to be have decent port forwarding abilities. This is more important to me than having the latest and greatest WiFi capabilities, but basic b/g/n would be fine.

Does anyone have any experience with the Linksys on other brands in terms of their DHCP abilities?

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Ultimate Geek

  # 356119 25-Jul-2010 17:16
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Just to hang my ignorance out there, if you want a reserved IP address for each device, why run DHCP? Why not just run static at the client end?

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Wannabe Geek

  # 356156 25-Jul-2010 19:19
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Some of the devices only support acquiring an IP via DHCP... like my printer for instance... and it needs a consistent IP for the other devices to see it... but you make a good point, maybe I should rethink my current configuration...


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Uber Geek


  # 356210 25-Jul-2010 21:45
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TP Link TD 8840 (configured in half bridge/ip extension) + Asus RT-N16 (running excellent custom open source third party firmware like DD-WRT or Tomato)

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