mixed static/dhcp on a single router
Posted on 2008-11-09
Is this possible. We live in an apartment complex with college kids. For that reason, I have decided to set our router up to only use static IPs. My wife is beginning to tell her friends she can fix their PCs for them. Since I no longer have the time, this is a great solution for us in getting her some additional income. So the issue now becomes, how do we connect wireless and wired PCs to our network in the most efficient way possible as I would rather not have to remember to 'set it back to dhcp' before the customer leaves.
I need to be able to somehow 'say when' for on/off network so as not to connect before the viruses have been cleaned as well.
The first thing I thought of was restricting DHCP to a particular router port but this would not work because I don't know whether that's possible in my Linksys WRP200 router, and then where does wireless go?
I need some brainstorming on how I can make this easy for wired or wireless, and with only one router and/or access point?