06-20-2011 05:37 PM - edited 06-20-2011 05:38 PM
I was wondering if I could set one of my computers to a static IP and leave the rest for Auto DHCP? Only
reason I want this is because I run a webcam and if the IP changes on the computer that runs it, I have to
go in and change the permissions in the Port Range for it to work.
I am using the WRT54GS and NM 5.5.9195 pure on an all XP Home SP3 network.
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06-20-2011 05:44 PM - edited 06-20-2011 05:49 PM
Definitely! That's the usual practice, if you have devices that needs port forwarding you set static IP address on it. Just don't pick an address from the DHCP range which is 100-149.
06-20-2011 09:55 PM
Well, I think I went through every setting but can't figure out where to set a particular computer to a static IP.
The only place I see something is in the basic setup page to where you can change it from Auto Config DHCP to
Static IP but If I do that, it wants to know the following:
Static DNS 1:, 2:, and 3
Do I use the Subnet Mask and Gateway that's already input?
And what DNS do I use and how do I say which computer gets it?
I'm confused now.
06-20-2011 10:45 PM
Just to make it clear. You have a webcam on a computer and you want that computer to use a static IP, right?
There's nothing to be changed on the page of the router. You have to go to properties of local area connection if that is a wired computer if not properties of wireless connection.
Follow steps 6-10 here: http://www.worldeyecam.com/store/how-to-setup-a-st
06-20-2011 11:21 PM
You are right, the camera is on the computer that I want the Static IP and it is a wired connection to the router.
It's late right now but I'll take a crack at it tomorrow and see what I come up with and let you know.
06-21-2011 09:42 AM - edited 06-21-2011 09:42 AM
Wow! I followed the instructions on the link you gave me and I could'nt believe it was the same thing I use to do when
I had dial up and had to set all the parameters like 20 years ago. It's working right now with the static IP.
I do have a question though, I set the IP as the same IP that the router gave it with the Auto config DHCP and I think
that maybe I should have picked a different one outside the range of the 20 DHCP users starting at 192.168.1.200 because wouldn't the router assign another computer automatically the same IP as my static IP by chance?
I thought about this but didn't know if I could assign a static IP out of the range I specified for the router.
01-07-2012 05:39 PM
I have basically the same problem as Thumb, I am trying to set up Auto DHCP and Static IP together. When I follow the instructions on the link you provided I can't change TCP/IP settings as the Properties box is grayed out and I can't access it. My operating system is Windows XP Pro SP3.