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  • Hostname, IP Address and DHCP Server

    Whilst for most people the default Hostname and dynamic IP Address from Router DHCP server is fine, I'd like to be able change the hostname and set a fixed IP address.  Ok, so the hostname is not really an issue, but the IP address is.

    Yes, I have a DHCP Server in my router but unlike my previous router it does not allow me to make manual IP assignments and I miss it!  I think a DHCP server on WHS that would allow me to see a manual assignment for my fixed devices would be a nice feature, I don't think it needs more than this.

    It's not often that my router gets reset, but it does happen, firmware upgrades, power cuts, etc.  As I can't make manual assignments on my DHCP server I've taken to setting most devices to manual, then I don't have to worry about having to change the port forwarding rules on my router.

    Monday, March 12, 2007 3:40 PM