It can be very useful to setup static local IP addresses for devices on your FlashRouter network. By assigning specific IP’s to specific devices you can better control and manage how your network and the internet interacts with each device.
Once you setup a static IP you can set access restrictions, monitor and control bandwidth, as well as bypass a router VPN connection or setup a device specific Kill Switch. Without a static IP assignment you may lose device specific settings when the DHCP lease to the router expires.
Navigate to Services > Services
- Under Static Leases click Add once.
- Fill in the newly appeared fields.
- MAC Address: Enter the device’s MAC address which can be found on the device itself or on the Status > LAN page.
- Hostame: Enter a name for the device. Make sure that there are no spaces.
- IP Address: Enter the desired static IP Address of the device. It should be on the same subnet as the FlashRouter (192.168.11.x)
- Client Lease Time: Leave this field blank.
- Click Apply Settings
- Repeat the steps above for each individual static IP address you would like to setup. If you click Add before clicking Apply Settings you will lose the configuration.
If a device has wireless and ethernet capabilities the MAC Addresses will be different for a wireless connection and an ethernet connection. Make sure to set a static IP for both MAC Addresses in this case.