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Static IP's.

Last response: in Networking
January 13, 2010 4:31:49 PM


i have a print server which i want to give a permanent (static) IP so i can connect to it each time easily. how do i do this?

and how can i give my PC's static IP's aswell.

many thanks


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January 13, 2010 4:59:33 PM

In the router setup there is usually a place that will show the connected components, pcs, printers, switches, etc...
In there there should be a place to put in an IP reservation. It will ask for the MAC address which you can get from the list of connections.
January 13, 2010 6:26:32 PM

I've tried this IP reservation before, and it does work. IF you never change the network devices. I had my file/print server set this way for quite a while, until I upgraded it and it just refused to give the new mac address the IP after I changed it, so I just set it in the server. It's best to just set a specific IP to the device that is out of the DHCP range.

A couple of questions, why do you want to make all the computers static?
What OS is all this stuff running? You do it different ways on different OS's.