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Internet Service – Personal Router – Static IP – MAC address of LAN Port or WAN Port

sunandoghosh
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Internet Service – Personal Router – Static IP – MAC address of LAN Port or WAN Port

Internet Service – Personal Router – Static IP – MAC address of LAN Port or WAN Port

Hello friends,

I have purchased static IP from Local ISP Provider . Problem is that the tech support of local ISP provider is asking em

“Which Port would you like to bind your Static IP”

Also they ask me whats the MAC Address of Router –
Pls see attached screenshot –
As you can see Internet port - 74:44:01:94:E0:79
Whereas LAN Port has mac address - 74:44:01:94:E0:78



Which is router’s mac address?

I have no idea.

I know we have two ports in router (mine is Netgear 300N Model) –
1. WAN (Internet) Port
2. LAN Port


Could anyone really help in explaining me –
1. Which one is router’s mac address
2. Static ip should be binded to LAN or WAN Port

Pls guide Thank You

P.S. I intend to use DVR for CCTV for remote viewing later
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fordem
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Re: Internet Service – Personal Router – Static IP – MAC address of LAN Port or WAN P

Your ISP seems to be confused - a static ip address is not "bound" to a port - I would tell them that I wanted all ports accessible on my static ip address, that way I could use my static address as I want.

Also - IF the ISP is giving you a static address he should not need to know the router's MAC address, you should be able to set the ip address on any router you have and it will work - but to answer the question each the router has a minimum of two MAC addresses, LAN & WAN, so both are the routers MAc addresses, and the address you need to give him is the WAN MAC address 74:44:01:94:E0:78 -

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Teach a man to fish, feed him for life.
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jmizoguchi
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Re: Internet Service – Personal Router – Static IP – MAC address of LAN Port or WAN P

Also - IF the ISP is giving you a static address he should not need to know the router's MAC address, you should be able to set the ip address on any router you have and it will work


Not really. I had ISP here locally assign static IP but only with mac address resister on their system so if you change router you must give new mac address of the router which is the internet port side (WAN Side ) mac address to make it work. This ISP no longer does this way anymore...
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