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Topic # 87340 26-Jul-2011 13:25
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Wondering if I can operate my RTA1320 ADSL router with a DHCP server window say from to

Have static IPs setup from
.1.1 to .1.25
and from
.1.101 to .1.254 

At present if a visitor arrives with a laptop I have to assign a static IP on a spare address.
I would prefer it if the visitor could use a DHCP assigned IP address.

Have various computers, servers and printers scattered in blocks.
Also have port forwarding set up for the servers with static IPs. 

Will have a look at and play with my options tonight.

Any help would be most appreciated.




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  Reply # 498018 26-Jul-2011 13:44
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Its available in the router config.

Under advanced DHCP scope (going from memory) you can adjust the profile to a specific range, easy as pie.

This is how large scale businesses often work.

BUT. If you also have a router in there somewhere with DHCP is a different story.

It seems strange you need to assign a manual now, by default DHCP server is enabled. And there is a reserve table you can edit to give PCs the same address each time they request one.

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  Reply # 498065 26-Jul-2011 15:25
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Because I run servers I have assigned static IPs.
Quite a few servers are security cameras which I want accessible from the web.

Not knowing much about networks and port forwarding I assigned everything a static IP.

I have read the you can assign or reserve a static IP under DHCP but apparently you have to use a MAC in the router tables or something.
Have not investigated this throughly.

I thought it may be easier for a visitor to use a DHCP assigned IP by setting up a DHCP window in my router.



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  Reply # 498083 26-Jul-2011 15:47
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ipconfig /all

Will see the network hardware address such as:

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-E8-04-03-B7

Thats the card MAC. Put that in with :s betweem instead of -, and done.

But poke around DHCP settings, should find you can edit the range as you require at same time

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  Reply # 498194 26-Jul-2011 19:25
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I have set up a DHCP in my router along with all my other static IPs.

Works great.

Wish I had thought about it before.

Thanks for all the help.



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