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Static IP Address

KG5PTE Member ✭✭
I want to assign a static IP address to my Flex 6400 , On my ASUS RT AX82U Router. It allows me to do MAC address IP binding. Is this OK to do ? Does anyone else do this? I know the at the Flex radio banquet in Dayton Ohio last month this question was asked. But I do not remember what the speakers answer was.

Thank you

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  • Ted  VE3TRQ
    Ted VE3TRQ Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2023 Answer ✓

    The preferred way to assign a static address to your Flex (or any other device on your network for that matter) is exactly as you mention - use the router to bind, or assign, an IP address based on the device MAC (hardware) address. Just be sure to specify an IP address that is not in the dynamically assigned range. I always start dynamic assignment high, maybe 150 or so on a /24 net (which almost everyone uses).

  • KD0RC
    KD0RC Member, Super Elmer Moderator
    Answer ✓

    You can use a static IP address, but generally it is better to use an IP Reservation in your router to keep the same address. Mine did that automatically. I think I selected uPNP, but it has been 3 years and I haven't had to change anything - it just always works.

    Check out the user guide, it will get you right where you need to be.


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