The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Reservation feature allows the router to reserve the lease of an IP Address for use of a specific device on your network, effectively ensuring that the router does not assign the IP Address to other devices in the network. This is helpful when managing multiple devices such as print servers, web cameras, network printers, or game consoles.
IMPORTANT: The IP Address has to be within the DHCP Reservation range. This is because you cannot set an IP reservation outside the DHCP range.
QUICK TIP: The DHCP Server should be enabled because disabling it will make your router work as a switch, allowing only one (1) computer to have Internet access. In cases when the DHCP server is disabled but IP Addresses are still assigned, it is the router's Network Address Translation (NAT) that translates these addresses coming from your modem.
To configure a DHCP reservation, follow the steps provided below:
Access your Linksys cloud account. For instructions, click here.
Click the Local Network tab.
The Local Network tab contains two (2) sections:
1. Router Details
QUICK TIP: You may change this address but you will have to reconnect devices currently connected to your router since it will have a different IP Address.
2. DHCP Server
Under DHCP Server, click DHCP Reservations.
This will show you the list of devices connected to your network. Select the device you want to add and click Add DHCP Reservation.
NOTE: If the device you want to add is not listed, you can manually add a device to the DHCP Reservation list. To do this, you will need to get the MAC Address of your device and then click Manually add device reservation to enter the following details:
QUICK TIP: You can click on Edit or Delete to configure your DHCP Reservation List. Edit will allow you to change the Device Name, Assign IP Address, and To: MAC Address. Delete will remove the device from the list.
To save the changes you’ve made, click .
Your device will automatically get the assigned IP Address every time it connects to the network. It will also no longer experience any IP Address conflicts with other devices in the network.
Expanding your network
Aside from configuring the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers’ advance features, you can still do more. By simply connecting additional devices, you can now extend your wireless signal to accommodate the hard-to-reach areas at home and even to connect more devices (both wired and wireless) for gaming or entertainment. Click on the links to know more about these new products.
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