Need help setting up router for 5 static IPs
Posted on 2009-04-17
I have a linksys WRT54GS wireless router with firmware DD-WRT v24 flashed on it.
I have a 5-pack IP from my Charter ISP, I've been going round in round with Charter and linksys, I htink it's time for some clarification.
Static IP usable range: 75.xxx.xxx.2 to 75.xxx.xxx.6
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.248
DNS: 68.xxx.xxx.10 and 66.xxx.xxx.10
How do I setup my router for my IP range? I want my server to have 3 IPs, and the other two computers each their own static IP to total the 5 static pack I'm paying for. The router line goes into a Linksys SLM224G switch, and from their into the server, and two PCs (yet allowing me to hook up more computers when friends come over for the 192.168.1.1-99 range for our lan parties) The two PC's I need different IPs so we can play CoD4...
Linksys, tells me: "Well, the option to setup the Router using these static IP is to connect the router as a switch and assign the static IP on the computer that you want to use." (not very helpful, I'm technically inclined - but need more information)
Charter tells me I need to specify Static Range in the routers settings. Only problem is when I select "Static IP" under the 'Connection Type' dropbox for "WAN Connection Type" settings, I can only input 1 of our static IPs under "WAN IP Address"
Then it has fields for subnet mask, gateway, and DNS (which were provided by charter). And STP disabled.
Can you help me get this all sorted out? I asked my ISP what router do they suggest in order to utilize their 5-pack static IP's and I was told Cisco or Linksys.