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IP Scope/Static

Discussion in 'Networks' started by kat731, May 24, 2007.

  1. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi all,

    Network know it alls please apply!

    On my router i have DHCP scope of 50: 100 to 149, i want to put my Mac Mini on a Static IP. A guy told me to change the scope to say 20: 100 to 119 then use .20 for the Mac. Is this right? I want the Mac static as it keeps changing/share is no longer valid. Is this right or not? Not sure about this. Did quickly try the scope change but the wi-fi dropped connection/Ethernet was ok, so changed it back. Bit confused.

    Kat
     
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  2. AJ

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    We do this all the time at work. Just give your MAC an IP addy outside of your scope range. It will not interfere with the DHCP server as it can't issue that address as its not in its range.

    Then add the MAC IP addy as a reservation or an exclusion on the DHCP server. Means that you have a record of the MAC on the DHCP server.

    The other way is to give the MAC an IP addy within the scope and then reserve it for the MAC. This way you don't even need to give the MAC an IP address, it will always get the one you reserved for it on the DHCP server.

    Hope that makes sence
     
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  3. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Thanks AJ, i'll give it a whirl and let you know!

    Kat
     
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