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RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

adam8a
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RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

I'm using Firmware Version V1.0.2.76_1.0.35

My Router lets me add addresses for reservation, but it does not honor those reservations.

When the MAC address I reserved for a certain certain IP connects, the router assigns it a different address.

 

Imagine i add MAC address 

ae:c6:4b:0a:3a:22 and want to associate it 10.0.0.13 (which is not in use)

The Address Reservation page accepts reservation.

But when ae:c6:4b:0a:3a:22 connects to the router, i see in the Attached Devices that it gets IP address of 10.0.0.4.

 

Any ideas? I would upgrade the firmware, but I've read the 1.0.3 firmware is buggy.

 

Thanks

Model: RAX80|Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi Router
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Christian_R
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

Hi adam8a, 

 

Have you had a moment to upgrade to the latest firmware version? 

 

Christian 

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onurich01
Tutor

Re: RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

I am having the same issue using the following firmware V1.0.3.98_1.0.46.

 

Any ideas what is going on?

Model: RAX80|Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi Router
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Christian_R
NETGEAR Employee Retired

Re: RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

Hello onurish01, 

 

May you revert back to the previous firmware version and let us know if your issue persists. 

 

Christian 

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ITSysMan
Aspirant

Re: RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

Was this ever resolved? I am having the same issue. 

Address reservation is unreliable. Not only does it not honor it, but it also sometimes shows IP addresses that are definitely not assigned to the mac address in question (verified by access the web page of the device and it would be something completely different from what is expected but also from what is shown on the router interface-found the actual IP by doing a netscan). This adds a degree of uncertainty when troubleshooting and trying to find the root cause of issues. Willing to try an updated firmware or an older one that is known to be reliable. I wish Netgear would focus on reliability of basic functionality before trying to add what i consider IMO to be useless marketing features. Currently running V1.0.3.106_1.0.50. 

Model: RAX80|Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi Router
Message 5 of 15
antinode
Guru

Re: RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

> [...] Address reservation is unreliable. [...]

 

   Perhaps, and, when dealing with Netgear router firmware, almost any
bug might be plausible, but a more likely cause would be the presence of
another DHCP server on the LAN.

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Razor512
Prodigy

Re: RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

One behavior with the address reservation on Netgear routrs, is that they do it in a passive manner. For example soppose you do a fresh setup and all of your devices get an IP addigned by the DHCP server in the router. Suppose your NAS is set to get an IP vis DHCP instead of it specifying a static IP, and it gets an address of 10.0.0.3, and your TV gets an IP of 10.0.0.5.

Now suppose reserve IP 10.0.0.5 but for your NAS; the router will not take any action to stop the TV from using that IP, and you will effectively have to restart the router, or get the device to disconnect so that the IP can be freed up, and then for the NAS to release its DHCP and get a new address.

 

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ITSysMan
Aspirant

Re: RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

good idea about another dhcp server causing conflict. But in my case, the two other device that could offer DHCP are turned off (one pihole running in a vm and a netgear wifi extender.)

 

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ITSysMan
Aspirant

Re: RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

I will need to look into this closely but the range reserved for dhcp in my case does not overlap the one used for address reservation. In fact, I only have one device using dhcp and all other 36 are set to address reservation.

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ITSysMan
Aspirant

Re: RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

Now that I think about this a little more, there might be an Cisco OOEP device that I have no control over that was provided by my wife's employer. I wonder if DHCP service is enabled on it and causing issues. I have no idea how those work exactly but my understanding is that they isolate her computer from my LAN and connects it to her work network. I may have to contact them but I doubt they will be responsive.

 

 

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onurich01
Tutor

Re: RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

As the OP, I have to say this issue is closed for me. I have given up on Netgear hardware/firmware. This is my 3rd rotten egg from them. I switched out and have found great success elsewhere. The tech support for netgear is horrible, the firmware updates are horrible. I'm glad to have put it behind me. I'm only sorry for the sunk cost in this hardware.

Message 11 of 15
CLIFFFFFFFFFFF
Aspirant

Re: RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

my RAX 20 is doing the same thing and im about to throw it out the window. waste of 150 dollars. and NETGEAR DOES NOT WANT TO SUPPORT YOU UNLESS YOU PAY FOR THEIR SUPPORT. WHAT A JOKE .

Message 12 of 15
antinode
Guru

Re: RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

> my RAX 20 is doing the same thing [...]

 

   Not the most precise problem description possible.  Firmware version?
Connected to what?

 

> [...] a more likely cause would be the presence of another DHCP server
> on the LAN.

 

   Still my claim.  But I'm open to any actual evidence that the router
(any model or firmware version) is actually causing the problem.

 

   For example, if the router were connected to exactly one client
device (which is known not to be running its own DHCP server), and that
device has a valid address reservation, and, after the router and the
device are restarted, and the device gets an address which is different
from that reserved address.  Please exhibit all the relevant IP
parameters for its network interface (address, subnet mask, gateway, DNS
servers, ...)

 

> [...] im about to throw it out the window [...]


   Also not a useful problem description.

Message 13 of 15
CLIFFFFFFFFFFF
Aspirant

Re: RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

Router is the DHCP Server

Message 14 of 15
antinode
Guru

Re: RAX80 Unable to reserve IP addresses

> Router is the DHCP Server

 

   I don't doubt that "Router" is _a_ DHCP server.  The question is
whether it's the _only_ DHCP server.  Your assertion is not evidence.

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