I'm trying to assign my laptop the same IP address every time it connects to my home LAN (192.168.1.52). I log in to my router (Netgear), go to LAN Settings and Add a new IP reservation.
I enter my MAC address, obtained from
ifconfig and matching the list of available MAC addresses in the table above this page's form (so I am confident its the correct MAC), and give it a desired IP address of 192.168.1.52. I copy-n-paste the device name from the table above into the Machine name field on the form. I click submit.
I then log out of the router, disconnect from the wireless LAN and then reconnect.
ifconfig again - DHCP has kicked in and my IP address is 192.168.1.5.
What am I doing wrong here?!? Thanks in advance!