I'm having trouble setting up static IP for certain devices in my network.
I connect to the internet the following way:
Computer -- (cable/wifi) -- [TD-W8980] -- cable -- [HG8240T] -- fibre -- internet
The actual internet connection is done via the Huawei HG8240T which is a 4 port fibre to the home router. As the HG8240T has no wireless the only connection to it is my TP-Link TD-W8980.
The Huawei router is running the DHCP server and the TP-Link has the DHCP serve disabled.
I have entered a number of MAC addresses that I want to have a static IP on under the respective options of the Huawei
LAN > DHCP Static IP Configuration
However even with 1 minute DHCP lease the devices do not assume the static IP assigned in the router config.
If I try to reduce the dynamic IP range in the DHCP settings of the Huawei to anything else than 254 I get the message:
The primary address pool does not allow configuration of a new routing policy. You are advised to enlarge the primary address pool scale.
Unfortunately I did not find any ridge mode in the settings.