Force DHCP address assignment
Posted on 2004-08-30
I have a Linksys WRT54G wireless Router. I have this as my interface to my CableModem, so I can share this connection amongst several computers, some wireless, some not. I also use the Port Forwarding function, so that specific port requests can be forwarded to a specific computer on the router for processing by specific server software. The problem is that occasionally, the specific computer on the network will need to be re-booted, and when it does, it does not always get the same IP address. I would like it to receive 192.168.1.100. But occasionally it will get the 102 or 101 address. And then the port forwarding is all messed up. I have tried setting up the NIC on this computer to use fixed IP instead of DCHP, but since the router is a DCHP router, this doesn't work. How can I force the router to always give this computer the same IP address?