Expanding the home network
February 20, 2006 3:19 PM Subscribe
This is probably an embarassingly easy question to answer, but when it comes to networking, I'm clueless.
Can I use static IP + DHCP on same network using two routers—one wired/one wireless?
posted by Fezboy! to computers & internet (10 answers total)
I have a DSL connection with five (way too expensive) sticky/static IP addresses. I use the SBC-supplied DSL modem as a straight-through router. Three Linux boxes (two servers, one desktop) connect via the DSL modem/router, each claiming a static IP. That leaves one port on the DSL router and two IP addys.
I have recently picked up an iBook and, while I can hook up to that remaining port on the DSL modem/router, I'd like to do the wireless thing instead. I'd also like to do this using DHCP instead of assigning the laptop a static IP. I'm also getting to a point where just handing out IP addys to my collection of toys isn't going to work. it's a very nice problem to have and I'm definitely not complaining
Basically, can I conenct a wireless router into the remaining port on the DSL modem and configure it such that it runs a DHCP service while the other three connections still use the straight-through, static IP setup? Will the wireless router require one of the static IPs or can it just refer to the gateway IP?
BTW: I've looked into using one of the Linux boxes as a wireless DHCP service via a wireless PCI card but that looked exceedingly tedious, even for Gentoo. I'm sort of hoping this is the quick and easy answer to my problem.