Yep, turn of the router's DHCP server, and assign static IPs to each computer in the router's MAC addressing settings. Then set a static IP for each computer (corresponding to the one you have in your router config) on the network like Enyo said, and you should be set.
Depending on the router's address, assuming that it is 192.168.1.1, anything from 192.168.1.2 - 192.168.1.255 should work. I prefer to assign all of my network machines statically, more secure and then you know the IP address when try to trouble shout (for example, pinging 192.168.1.69 always gets my basement PC, instead of it changing)
Do I actually put ip in the Filtered Mac Address. Do I have to put the IP from each computer? or can I do it from one. When I try to put the other computers IP in the Filtered Mac Address. I get an no Mac address Error.
just put the MAC address that you need as the user defined WAN MAC address in the router properties if your ISP requires you to do so, if your ISP doe not need this, then there is no need to screw with these settings.
Originally posted by j79zlr just put the MAC address that you need as the user defined WAN MAC address in the router properties if your ISP requires you to do so, if your ISP doe not need this, then there is no need to screw with these settings.
I'm not sure where you would find it on a Linksys, but that's the basic idea. Someone with a Linksys might help you figure out where it might be. I'm quite sure it's somewhere in the config, since I know my cousins have it set up in a similar way (they have a Linksys too).
Here's basically how the whole setup works:
When you assign an IP to a computer in the router config based on the MAC address of that computer (technically it's NIC) like I showed you in the screenshot, it's like telling the router to assign ONLY the specified IP to that particular computer, rather than dynamically assigning a random IP using the DHCP server.
Once that is set up, it doesn't matter whether you set a static IP on the computer or allow it to dynamically obtain one from the router, since the router already knows that it needs to assign the same IP to that computer based on the computer's MAC address each time it requests one.
The advantage to using MAC addressing even for static IPs is that everything can be controlled from the router itself, rather than configuring multiple machines.
Normally, if you wanted static IP addresses for all your computers, you would have to go to each one of them and assign a static IP in the Network Connections settings.
With Fixed mapping, the router's DHCP server always assigns the same IP address to each computer based on it's MAC address. You don't have to worry about configuring anything on each of the computers - just allow them to obtain IP addresses automatically, and the router takes care of the rest. Anytime you need to change the static IP of any machine, all you need to do is change the IP corresponding to that machine's MAC address in the router settings. Everything is centralized.
Another advantage of this is that it prevents IP conflicts that may occur when you assign the same static IP to two computers accidentally.
But since you say it's not available on the Linksys, you could just manually assign static IPs to each computer individually.