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Static or DHCP on simple system


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#51 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:02 PM

Personally, I prefer DHCP Reservations. Along with knowing what the IP address is of all my devices, I can easily see what the list is by looking in my router setup. I can also change IP addresses easily while just at my computer/tablet/etc. With static IP addresses, you need to go to the device itself to change its IP address and you generally can't see the device's IP address via the router.

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.
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#52 OFFLINE   ronton3

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 04:59 PM

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

#53 OFFLINE   acostapimps

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:35 PM

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

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

that'll bork your whole home dvr after the first reboot.

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


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
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:14 AM

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


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

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