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deathraccoon
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:57 pm    Post subject: [solved]assigning static ip's Reply with quote

How do I assign a static ip to a device? I am talking specifically about the Ceton Infnitv4 cable tuner.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are two ways:
  • If the device can use DHCP, then you can program your DHCP server to assign a static IP address in response to the device's request. This is usually handled via MAC address. However, some DHCP servers on cheap routers don't have this capability.
  • By manually configuring the device. The device may have a configuration interface (most do) where the IP adress can be configured.
Either way, you need to manage the IP address assignments to make sure you don't issue the same IP address to more than one device. You choose the manual IP address within your existing subnet but outside the range issued by DHCP. If you need more details beyond this, go ahead & ask.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problem fixed--- I use NetworkManager and so did not have dhcpcd running. I added that to rc, started the service, now the device in question has an address. Thanks though.
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