In the following example, we’ve added a DHCP Reservation for the device with the MAC address E0: CB:4E: A5:7C:9D, currently with IP 192.168.0.10.
You can also change the IP address to something new if you like, but you will need to restart the device in order to get the new address. You can keep your special routing rules the same, and if a device or server restarts, it’ll simply be given the same IP next time.
So let’s look at why you might want to get static private IP for your home PC…
and then I’ll show you the much better way of doing things.) to whatever computer is running your web server.
Your router itself also has an IP address, likely 192.168.0.1.
Your home computers might then be anything in the range of 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254.Your website would be offline, even though your server itself may be functional. In this respect, they are said to have an “administration overhead,” because you need to keep track of the settings yourself.With some older routers and gaming consoles, you needed to forward certain ports in order to play online multiplayer games. For home networks, this usually isn’t an issue with only a few machines to worry about. Incorrect configurations will lead to more IP address conflict errors. Instead of having to manually configure the settings on every PC we want to give a static IP address to, we will simply “reserve” the address we want to be given from the router’s automatic IP address system.Even if you only have one computer, it will have a private IP address assigned by your router.Private IP addresses cannot be routed over the internet and are strictly for private use.It’s the job of your router to assign a new IP address when a device joins the network and maintain a phone book of who has what number.A static IP address (also known as fixed IP address) is simply one that doesn’t change.They look exactly the same: four numbers up to 255, with a period in between.There are a few possible ranges of private IP address, but for most home users this will be 192.168.*.* or 10.0.*.* (where * can be anything).If you’re sure you want a static public IP address, the easiest way is to use a specialist VPN service, which costs around /year.You may be able to get one from your ISP, but this is rare, and typically reserved for business customers.