[CoLoCo] Home network setup

Jim Hutchinson jim at ubuntu-rocks.org
Fri Nov 2 23:13:11 GMT 2007

If your router supports IP reservations you can leave dhcp on but make
sure the router always gives a certain mac address the same IP. It's
like have a static IP without the hassle. D-link routers seem to
support this. I don't think Linksys do - at least not mine. Newer ones
might. Devices on your network (printers, network shares) need a
static (or reserved) IP so they can be found.


On 11/2/07, Kenneth D Weinert <kenw at quarter-flash.com> wrote:
> I'm just curious how people set things up at home.
> I'm thinking that permanent machines (permanent in the sense that they
> belong to the family whether they be laptop or desktop) should have
> fixed IPs and if you have visitors with their own machines that you
> should leave DHCP enabled on a different address range.
> I think this because I have a machine that serves a printer and it needs
> to be seen both from other Linux boxes and my daughter's Windows box.
> There's also a storage box and since I work back and forth between the
> desktop and the laptop it's easier to keep files synced if they have
> permanent names/IPs.
> Or is there a better way to manage this that I'm just not thinking of?
> Thanks for any pointers, either in direct advice or web info.
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