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Block DHCP from obtaining a specific address

  • LAN
  • Laptops
  • IP Address
  • DHCP
  • Networking
Last response: in Networking
September 3, 2008 2:44:37 AM

I am currently experiencing an issue trying to enable a laptop to automatically obtain an IP address over a network.

When attempting to obtain an IP address the laptop will obtain a duplicate address from a network printer that must remain static.

Does anyone know of a way to block a specific IP address from being obtained, so that DHCP client will try to pick a different IP?

I would rather not give the laptop a static IP address nor do I want to change the IP address of the printer that a dozen people have mapped to there machines

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September 6, 2008 9:02:09 PM

in for the answer. I setup my home network and a desktop was doing the same thing it was being assigned an IP that was already active. The desktop did that with the wireless card I installed, and the onboard LAN. I ended up giving it a static IP to solve the problem but never what exactly caused that to happen in the first place.

It has to be something in the router/switch
September 8, 2008 4:23:58 AM

dont assign the printer an ip address from the dhcp pool....
September 8, 2008 7:49:21 PM

Add an exclusion to the DHCP pool for the IP used fopr the printer. All you need is the MAC address of the printer.