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nealf
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Registered: ‎05-13-2013

Create a static IP address

Can I create a static IP address with the Comcast modem/router?  I have a Drobo network drive connected to my router, and the dynamic IP addess is creating havoc.

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cjerian
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Registered: ‎01-11-2013

Re: Create a static IP address

Usually there is a dynamic assigned range on the subnet which on the wireless gateway is 10.0.0.x

and you can pick a static address on that same subnet e.g. 10.0.0.250

 

For most wireless routers they have a range like that.  The gateway picks the first address like 10.0.0.x

 

Some routers let you assign any address in the range to a specific device using the web gui, so that device stays at that address.

 

Try connecting the gateway and looking at the menus to see what they have.

 

 

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Registered: ‎11-26-2003

Re: Create a static IP address

You normally set the IP address on the network drive itself and not the router.  So if you can log into your network drive's browser interface and it offers  static IP addresses as an option, set it there. 

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cjerian
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Registered: ‎01-11-2013

Re: Create a static IP address

Just pick an address that is one of the valid addreses for your subnet e.g. 10.0.0.250 if you have a 10.0.0.x local network when you configure the network drive. If you also need the gateway address it is the one for your network so for a 10.0.0.x network it is 10.0.0.1

(sometimes for static it wants that also).