Steps to connect to a device on a Static IP connection
Posted on 2005-04-03
I have set up numerous home & office networks that use dynamic IPs to allow multiple PCs to connect to the internet through a router (using DHCP).
Now I need to use a broadband connection and a Static IP so that a security system and an entertainment server in a home can each be reached for maintenance purposes by a unique IP address, and the PCs in the house which don't need to be reached from outside can access the internet as they would on a dynamic IP.
Can someone explain what the best way to accomplish this is?
Should I order three static IPs, one for the security system, one for entertainment system and one for DHCP router? How do I set up routers from Dlink (or Netgear or Linksys) to distribute the specific IP addresses to the 2 devices and use the 3rd IP for DHCP?
If I don't need 3 static IPs, can a typical router use 1 static IP and assign internal IPs to the 2 devices and how can I log into the device once I assign it an internal IP address?
Can anyone suggest links to sites that explain this process?
Thanks for your help?