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I have my workstation connected to a wired network at work. We have 6 windows machines all wired connections to a ea6500 linksys router. I have been trying to play some games on steam after hours, connection is spotty as some games show a strict NAT type. I have been reading about port forwarding, as there are specific guides on how to adjust the router settings, but doing so requires configuring a static IP address.

Would I be able to set my machine only with a static IP address? My concern is that if I were to configure our router with a static IP address, the other client machines may not connect to the Internet when they restart. We do not have a static ip address from our IPS either.

Any thoughts or suggestions much appreciated, sorry for my lack of knowledge on this.
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Most routers start DHCP reservations at 100 (IE, everyone gets 192.168.1.1xx for their automatic IP. Set your PC for something like 192.168.1.50. This should be out of the way of most small network resources. Just be careful though, if you pick something that is used by a printer or server, you might cause problems you don't want.

My router has the option (most probably do) to set a starting and ending number for your DHCP reservations. This allows you to issue static IP's on the computers setup for it and not have DHCP enabled device use IP's before the reserved ones.


Edited by WizardontheJob - 10/19/15 at 6:29am
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You just need a static LAN IP. It has nothing to do with your ISP. wink.gif

As above, just set it to something outside of the DHCP range. You have a subnet of 254 host IPs, which is definitely a huge amount of space to avoid collisions with 6 hosts.
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