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Static IP vs DHCP on LAN


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#1 acklan

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:01 AM

Hi all,
I'll give the equipment break down first .
Cable modem
Router Linksys NR041 wired NAT
3Com Office Connect 8port hub
HP Super Stacker II 24 port hub
HP DirectJet EX Plus3 3port print server
11 computers mix 98se /XP Pro
1 HP LC3 server / WindowsNT 4 SP6a (use to back up the kid's computers)

I want opinions if I should keep using DHCP or switch to Static IP . I use VNC to monitor my kid's computers and do general maintance on them . When the power goes out the router scrambles the IP addresses . This makes it hard to keep the machines' IP addresses straight . I know I can access the router to obtain a new list of the IPs but I was wondering if I should just go static . I guest I'm just lazy . I'm open for advice or just opinions .


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Posted 18 March 2005 - 12:57 AM

There is nothing at all wrong with static ip addresses if you have a small amount of computers. Personally i think static ips are the best way to go for a small network. Its only whenyou get into large networks do statics start to become unmanageable.

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Posted 18 March 2005 - 01:17 AM

Thanks for the input . I really did not see the advantage of my small net needing DHCP unless I was going to plug and play . I keep up with the other computers from mine . I have a second monitor that is just for VNC . I like others opinions . Even if I don't use thier ideas I learn a great deal . Thanks again Grinler
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Posted 26 March 2005 - 06:47 PM

I went static, and I bought a used APC power strip/UPS Model 650. The UPS so I could keep my Modem/VoIP up when the power it out. Thanks again Grinler.

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