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Assigning a static IP address to home devices

xlr8r
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Assigning a static IP address to home devices

hi folks, this is my first post.

 

i havent received my XR500 just as yet (as i live in the UK - but is due 1st March via Amazon pre-order).

 

I have watched a few youtube videos yet Im still not sure exactly where in the OS i enter static IP addresses for quite a few home devices I need to add. From what i seen, the router picks up devices automatically and assigns them Ip addresses via DHCP ? thats not what I want it to do for certain devices.

 

Can someone please advise where I do this .

 

i want to assign Static IP's presumably with their MAC addresses ?

 

I'm formally an R7000 user running DD-WRT firmware, so this is a huge leap to a different OS.

 

many thanks.

Model: XR500| Nighthawk Pro Gaming Router
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Netduma-Fraser
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Re: Assigning a static IP address to home devices

No benefit I can see, I'd just let DHCP handle the rest of the devices that you don't care about giving a static IP to.

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Netduma-Fraser
NetDuma Partner

Re: Assigning a static IP address to home devices

Hi xlr8r, great to hear you're getting the XR500. You can set this in Settings > LAN Setup, then click Add under Address reservation. Then you can select the devices you want and give them a static IP. I've included a screenshot >

 

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xlr8r
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Re: Assigning a static IP address to home devices

aha! perfect thanks.

 

so, effectively I would need to keep all my home devices DISCONNECTED first, assign the static IP's and then turn everything on to get assigned correctly ? 

 

 

thanks 

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Netduma-Fraser
NetDuma Partner

Re: Assigning a static IP address to home devices

You need to connect them first. Then set the IPs, the devices will reconnect once you apply and then should have the new IP you have set.
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xlr8r
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Re: Assigning a static IP address to home devices

excellent!

 

moving from the R7000 dd-wrt, i currently have my static ip ranges setup "outside" the DHCP range, On the XR500 is there any benefit to doing things that way ? or should I just let the router do its thing if i set the dhcp range to the full 254 available ?

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Netduma-Fraser
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Re: Assigning a static IP address to home devices

No benefit I can see, I'd just let DHCP handle the rest of the devices that you don't care about giving a static IP to.
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xlr8r
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Re: Assigning a static IP address to home devices

brilliant many thanks

 

...i still cant remember why i did it that way in te first place .... ?

 

many thanks for your help !

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