Assign a Static IP Address to a Printer or Any Network Device.
It is convenient and easy to let the router use DHCP to determine which IP addresses the devices get. We donâ€™t have to choose them, assign them and, even better, try to remember them.
Devices such as printers are often Web-based, which can be configured and maintained from anywhere. This makes printers a better candidate for obtaining static IP addresses.
Why Assign a Static IP Address to a Device?
It seems like there is more work, but it makes life easier and easier. If you want the device to be accessible to other devices, you can use a static IP address. Imagine a web server whose IP address changes daily. It’s like changing your phone number every day.
Another reason, to a lesser extent, is security. A router can issue hundreds, if not thousands, of IP addresses. It doesn’t matter whose device it is. By using static IP addresses and limiting the number of available IP addresses, it is more difficult for rogue devices to get onto the network. It can also help resolve IP conflict.
What IP Addresses Can I Use?
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has allocated the following IP address blocks for private use. Private use means that you can only use IP addresses on a private network. They are not for the outside world. IANA defines the following ranges for private IP addresses:
10.0.0.0 to 10.255.255.255 equals 16,777,214 IP addresses 172.16.0.0 to 172.31.255.255 equals 1,048,574 IP addresses from 192.168.0.0 to 192.168 .255.255 – equals 65534 IP-addresses
If the router is already in use, it has a range. It is easiest to stick to this range. Some routers pre-define the range.
Make a Static IP Plan
If there are ten or fewer devices connected to the network, you don’t need a plan. Just put them all in the same range, for example 192.168.2.10 to 192.168.2.19. Skip the rest of this section.
If there are more than ten devices on the network, it is wise to make a plan. This is just one way to make a plan. If that doesn’t work, replace it.
Count all the devices that will connect to the network. Group devices by type. For example, there might be 3 phones, 2 smart TVs, 4 cameras and a DVR, 2 IoT devices like smart refrigerators, and a printer. Assign blocks of IP addresses for each device type and leave room for growth. If the range is 192.168.2.0 to 192.168.2.255, the blocks can be assigned as follows: Phones and Tablets: 192.168.2.20 to 192.168.2.29 TVs: 192.168.2.30 to 192.168.2.39 Cameras and DVR: 192.168.2.40 to 192.168.2.49 IoT Devices: 192.168.2.50 to 192.168.2.59 Printers: 192.168.2.60 to 192.168.2.69 < / li>
Some guidelines for using ranges:
Begin the device type IP address range with a zero-ending number and end the range with a number ending in 9. Increment the ranges in tens. Anything less can be confusing and you will easily outgrow it. In addition, it allows the use of additional devices of the same type in this range. If the number of devices is already close to 10, make a range to cover 20 IP addresses, for example 192.168.2.40 to 192.168.2.59. Regardless of the IP address of the router, leave the entire block open to add network equipment. like other routers, switches, firewalls, etc. For example, if your router uses 192.168.2.1, reserve 192.168.2.2â€“192.168.2.9 for your network equipment.
In the spreadsheet, assign devices to their IP addresses. This becomes a device inventory and makes it easier to identify devices on the network. It is recommended to assign the first IP address in the range to controller devices. For example, the DVR is a camera controller, so it will have an IP address of 192.168.2.50.
If you are planning it in a spreadsheet it might look like this:
How to Assign Static IPs to Devices in the Router
Check out our article on how to find your router’s IP address if you are using a Mac or are not comfortable using the command line. Select the start menu and search for CMD . The command line will be the best result, so select it.
When the Command Prompt window opens, enter the command
and press Enter.
The Default Gateway is the IP address of the router. Write it down somewhere.
Open a web browser and enter the IP address of the router in the address bar, then press Enter. The web page for managing the router will open.
Assign Static IPs â€“ Asus Router
Log into your Asus router, find the LAN button and select it.
Select the DHCP Server tab. This router allows you to stay in DHCP mode while assigning static IP addresses to selected devices. Optionally, it can be configured to use only static IP addresses.
Scroll to the Manual Assignment section. Where it says “Enable Manual Assignment”, select “Yes”.
Select the drop-down list under Client Name (MAC Address) and select the device in the manually assigned IP address from the DHCP list. The list lists all devices currently connected to the router. To view previously connected devices, select Show Offline Clients List.
It will show the current IP address of the device in the IP address field. This can be left as is or changed at this stage. If necessary, add the IP address of the DNS server in the DNS server field (optional). Click the plus button to add the device to the list of manually assigned IP devices. Repeat this for all desired devices.
After all the desired devices have been assigned static IP addresses, click the Apply button to make the changes.
Assign Static IPs â€“ TrendNet Router
Log into the TrendNet router and select the Advanced tab.
From the left menu, select Settings, then select LAN Settings.
Scroll down to the Add DHCP Reservations section. Select the Enable checkbox, then enter the details of the device that will receive the static IP address. Make sure the details are correct and then click “Add”.
The newly added device appears in the DHCP Reservation Readiness group. If everything is correct, click Apply and the device will have a static IP address.
Assign Static IPs â€“ Belkin Router
Log into your Belkin router and select the Configuration tab. Then in the “Communication” section select “Local network”. Now click the DHCP Reservation button.
The DHCP Client Table window displays all currently connected devices. If this is a device that requires a static IP address, select the Select check box, then select Add Clients.
In the same window, you can also manually add clients. First enter the device information, then click the Add button. After defining all devices that require static IP addresses, select Save to save your changes.
What About Assigning Static IPs on Other Routers?
There are at least a dozen router manufacturers, and each has several router models. There are too many to cover all of them. However, after reading the instructions above, you will see a pattern; find out where to work with LAN, look for something named like DHCP Reservation, and then assign the IP addresses. If you have any problems, please let us know. Most likely, one of our writers or knowledgeable readers will find the answer.
Assign a Static IP Address to a Printer or Any Network Device
Assign a Static IP Address to a Printer or Any Network Device