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    Port4ward q..what internal ip add should i use ?? help

    This is a discussion on Port4ward q..what internal ip add should i use ?? help within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; It's swings and roundabouts really. Either way, the net result is that you're allocating a certain IP address to a ...

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      Re: Port4ward q..what internal ip add should i use ?? help

      It's swings and roundabouts really. Either way, the net result is that you're allocating a certain IP address to a certain machine. It's just a question of whether you want to do it on the client or the router.

      I manually set my IP addresses on the machines, but as I sometimes have friends round who might want to connect their laptops to my network, I still have my DHCP server up as well. So I tell it to allocate addresses from 192.168.0.100 upwards, and then any addresses that I manually assign, I use the ones in the range 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.99, so as to avoid any conflicts.

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      Re: Port4ward q..what internal ip add should i use ?? help

      once again i oil the hinges of the BUmper Sky Rulebook. Personal use only and entertainment lol. So technically both are the same, static address or reservation. If u have more than 4 connected u do realise it splits the speed even if they aren't transmitting? but lets be honest it's easier to set a static IP. So just make sure ur statics are above the first few values of assigned addresses, u get no conflicts then ur elected.
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      Re: Port4ward q..what internal ip add should i use ?? help

      Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
      This is true. For a small network (such as one at home), its still probably easier to use a static address though, isn't it?
      Not really. If you log onto the sky router you can reserve an address easily under LAN IP setup for any machine connected to the router. That is much more straight forward that going to each machine and adding an address. Plus, as has already been pointed out, you can still use the DHCP to assign addresses to your chums when they visit.

      It makes no difference to the connection quality or speed so why not control it all from a single source.
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