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Static or DHCP on simple system

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by wrj, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. The Merg

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    +1

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  2. The Merg

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    That's exactly what I meant. I use DD-WRT on my Linksys routers, although I previously used Tomato. At the time I started using it, the Linksys firmware didn't allow DHCP Reservations, which I am a big fan of.

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  3. wrj

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    I use Tomato on my main E3000 router and DD-WRT on my E1000 used as a AP.

    I noticed all the Directv DVRs I have used play very well with my Linksys routers and prior routers using DHCP. I'm thankful for that.
     
  4. rahlquist

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    Lol I should have included a smiley, I was just poking fun at The Merg. Yeah I run DD-WRT on my E3000 (SVN revision 19519).

    An on topic I have always used Static Leases for all my devices but I also set the IP manually in the D* equipment. Has always worked great and no network dropouts.
     
  5. FHSPSU67

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    Thanks for the explanation, I've learned something today.
    I've always used DHCP reservations, but had always thought those were static IPs. Now I know the difference.
    PS: I never claimed to be a networking expert:)
     
  6. azarby

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    I use DHCP with reserved addresses also. The only issue I have had is recently my router was thought to be acting up (really wasn't, It was a provider issue) and I was required to reset the router to factory defaults. This deleted the internal DHCP reervation table and I had to reset several remote control apps that needed to know the IPs. Otherwise it works fine.
     
  7. The Merg

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    Yup. With DHCP Reservations and Static IP Addresses, each has its own benefits and downsides. You found out the downside to DHCP Reservations.

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  8. ronton3

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    I am new to wireless. I installed an RT-N66U, because of the favorable reviews at AVS, to run my new Ipad Mini. I have a small set up with a ROKU XS, ATV3, and OPPO 83, G5 Mac Pro PPC by ethernet, and the Mini by wireless. It has been surprisingly simple and trouble free to set up. I am using DHCP
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    I am using WPA-2 personal, Is that an appropriate setting. I have a WD portable drive and I can see it on the Mac and Mini, but I can't figure out how to delete and add to it from the Mac or Mini, is there a way. I want to try setting up VPN but am concerned about screwing something up.

    I have Centurytel DSL, going to an old non wifi Actiontec router and the ASUS by ethernet to it. Should I be concerned about settings on the Actiontec will it slow the ASUS down? Would Merlin help with a simple set up like mine? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks ron
     
  9. ronton3

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    Could anyone answer any of the questions, please? Thanks ron
     
  10. Richierich

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    There are "Quasi" Static IP Addresses assigned by DHCP and RENEWED when DHCP Renews It's Licenses so DHCP Assigns the Same IP Address but with True Static IP Addresses once it is Assigned Outside of the DHCP Range then it will Never have to be Reassigned or Renewed as in the case of DHCP Reservations!!! :D
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

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    I have the very same setup and also prefer it for the reasons you mention. It has proven to be an extremely reliable network infrastructure here.
     
  12. ronton3

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    I am new to wireless. I installed an RT-N66U, because of the favorable reviews at AVS, to run my new Ipad Mini. I have a small set up with a ROKU XS, ATV3, and OPPO 83, G5 Mac Pro PPC by ethernet, and the Mini by wireless. It has been surprisingly simple and trouble free to set up. I am using DHCP
    .
    I am using WPA-2 personal, Is that an appropriate setting. I have a WD portable drive and I can see it on the Mac and Mini, but I can't figure out how to delete and add to it from the Mac or Mini, is there a way. I want to try setting up VPN but am concerned about screwing something up.

    I have Centurytel DSL, going to an old non wifi Actiontec router and the ASUS by ethernet to it. Should I be concerned about settings on the Actiontec will it slow the ASUS down? Would Merlin help with a simple set up like mine? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks ron
     
  13. acostapimps

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    that'll bork your whole home dvr after the first reboot.[/QUOTE]

    bork? the last time I heard that word was from The 40 year Old Virgin :D
     
  14. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Mr. Pimp:

    I used that very word 23 hours ago. It's a fine word. And since you're sniffing hard at Dish, perhaps snarky commentary can be reserved for that forum.....:D
     
  15. acostapimps

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    Well excuse me for trying to be humorous, and I know what it means by the way
     

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