I have 3 PCs connecting to the internet via a Linksys BEFSR41 Router and a static IP DSL connection. One of the PCs is set up as a webserver, running Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition with IIS. The Router is set up with Port Range Forwarding to forward Port 80 to the internal IP for the server. But I haven't found a way to guarentee that the server always has that IP.
I have limited the available internal IP's to a range of 3, 1 per machine. However, my concern is that if the server renews it's lease with the router while one of the other PCs is turned off, it may not get the same IP, making the port forwarding useless, and rendering my web server unreliable, since I won't know for sure if the router is forwarding to the proper machine.
Is there any way I can guarentee that the server is always assigned the same internal IP address?
Thanks in advance.