- I set a computer on my network to use a Static IP address
- Shutdown the computer so its not on and not connected to the network
Question: How does my router know not to hand out that IP address to another device (using DHCP) that accesses the network?
All instructions that I see for understanding static IPs online only involve making changes to the client. It seems like you should need to tell your router/DHCP server not to assign that IP address to anyone else.
Can anyone help me understand this or point me to somewhere that will explain it?
UPDATE: Thanks for the responses. I guess what I've learned is that its better/easier to do DHCP Reservations at the router/DHCP server, instead of trying to do static IP addresses at each machine.