I have 2 DHCP servers, just need 1 to work
September 24, 2011 5:45 PM Subscribe
I have an Actiontec GT701WG that can supposedly act as a DHCP server, but nothing gets an IP address from it. Manually assigning IP addresses works fine, but that's a pain with several devices. I also have a Linksys WRT54G that I thought I could use as my DHCP server instead, but I can't get it to connect to the Actiontec with the static IP settings. How can I make this work without buying new hardware?
posted by scottreynen to computers & internet (6 answers total)
The Actiontec has an IP address of 192.168.0.1 and should be auto-assigning IP addresses from 192.168.0.2 to 192.168.0.254. I can connect other devices (e.g. my MacBook) to it by selecting "Using DHCP with manual address" and giving each device an IP in that range. When I set the connection type on the Linksys to Static IP, it gives me more than an IP address to fill in:
Internet IP Address: 192.168.0.55
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 (this is auto-set on other devices)
Static DNS 1: 126.96.36.199 (also tried 192.168.0.1)
This doesn't work. Something else I might try?