How To Set Static IP Addresses on Your Home Router.

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All types of routers allow users to change the IP address from dynamic to static or vice-versa but why we should use static IP address over dynamic and what are the benefits of static IP address over dynamic IP addresses. Read the complete post to know more in detail and at the end, I am also going to discuss how you can set up a static IP address on your router.

    What is DHCP?  

    By using the technology known as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), your router automatically assigns IP addresses to all devices on your home network.

    What is the effect of using dynamic IP address?

    Dynamic’ IP addresses are allocated on a temporary basis, ensuring they aren’t shared by several devices because a clash can stop them from working properly. It means over a couple of days your laptop may use several addresses.

    Dynamic IP addresses are good for most devices like laptops, phones, and tablets but it start creating a problem for many other devices like your home security cameras and network storage devices, as they can only be accessed by entering their IP address into a browser.

    As by default routers are connected to dynamic IP, you’ll need to first log into your router to find out what is the current IP address of these devices, which is a hassle.

    The solution is to give these devices a ‘static’ address- one that doesn’t change.

    Note: Take care not to assign the same static IP addresses to two devices (your router should warn you if it detects this).

    Also read: 5 Best Ways to Improve Router Signal Strength. 


    How To Set up Dynamic and Static IP addresses to your Router.

    Step 1: First, change the DHCP range on your home router so that it only assigns dynamic IP addresses ending in ‘.100’ and above. To do so-

    #1: Click Advanced Settings, Home Network, then IP Addresses.

    #2: In the DHCP Network Range section, select ‘Configure manually’.

    #3: Enter 192.168.1.100 in the ‘Start address’ field and 192.168.1.253 in ‘End address’ (the first three sets of number in each may vary depending on your network).

    #4: Click Apply to save your changes.


     change the DHCP range on your home router

    Step 2: You can now start assigning static IP addresses. In this example, we’re going to assign our Dell laptop a static IP address. To do so-

    #1: At first, Click devises to see everything that’s currently connected to your network, then click the device you want to assign a static IP address.

    At the bottom of the window, you’ll see the device’s current dynamic IP address.
    #2: Click Yes next to ‘Always use this IP address’, then change it to your chosen static IP address.

    We’re going to assign priority devices with IP addresses starting at ‘.10’, so change this to 192.168.1.10.


    And you are done now. Your router will now reserve this IP address for this specific advice, so you’ll always be able to quickly access it when needed.

    Also read: How To Set up VPN on Home Router.

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