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Force IP from AC86U over windows static ip?

Discussion in 'ASUS Wireless' started by PaulKemp, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. PaulKemp

    PaulKemp Occasional Visitor

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    My headless server is placed on the attic with only power and ethernet, it has a old static IP assigned from within windows, so it now faults to a 169.254.xxx.xxx IP witch is the wrong subnet. Afaik this is how windows handles static ip's that are invalid and cannot get a response from the router.

    Id rather not move the machine down, nor move a monitor and keyboard up there.

    Is there a way to force either dhcp or a newly assigned static ip from the router? So it takes precedence over the old windows assigned static ip? Thanks!
     
  2. Grisu

    Grisu Part of the Furniture

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    How should this work?
    Your PC doesnt ask for IP as you set a static one on it, DHCP only gets involved if a client asks for an IP.
    You dont set static IPs on a router, if in reservation list your router will give same client this IP again and again using DHCP.
     
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  3. PaulKemp

    PaulKemp Occasional Visitor

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    I dont know, i just hoped it was possible somehow. Ill carry it down with me and fix it through windows! Thanks for your reply and time.