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Network Setup

by Calypso85 / November 12, 2012 8:09 PM PST

I currently have a small office network, 1 file server 2-3 desktop pcs and 3-4 laptop pcs, 4 network printers (wired)

I have 1+16 static IP addresses.

What I want to do is to be able to give to the laptops plus any extra laptops that I might need automaticaly generated IP address, or to be able to connect with my Iphone or samsung galaxy s iii phone without assigning a specific IP address.

As of now I can not do this.

What is the best setup or how to configure my router to allow this? If I configure it to randomly give the remaining static IP addresses it does not work. And I suppose I can not configure the pool to be from - 20 eg.

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No router or DHCP supplied so a generic answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 13, 2012 2:03 AM PST
In reply to: Network Setup

In all the routers I use, ALL have a config page to assign or reserve an IP for that machine.

DHCP is not "static" IP addressing but with address reservation it can help.

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Wireless Broadband Router is the best
by joekingsley / November 27, 2012 2:55 PM PST
In reply to: Network Setup

For your office network setup there is one solution in my mind to get your connection long lasting.Wireless Broadband Router is good choice to set up office network

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