How do I reserve an IP address for tleilax and ensure that tleilax only gets that reserved address? The tleilax box uses DHCP.

When I look at attached devices, I see:

Attached Devices

Wired Devices
#   IP Address  MAC Address     Device Name
1 00:13:20:AC:13:B0   TLEILAX
2 50:E5:49:C2:C8:05   DOGE

Wireless Devices
#   IP Address  MAC Address     Device Name
1   ----    C4:43:8F:E4:72:36   <Unknown>

How can I ensure that tleilax always gets assigned the same IP address? The tleilax box uses DHCP, but the router—a Netgear Wireless-N 150 Router WNR1000v2—should always give it the same IP address.

It also happens that tleilax, has the FQDN of tleilax.bounceme.net and so that domain should be registered in the router as well so that anyone on the LAN (me) can navigate to http://tleilax.bounceme.net/ and the router will direct to tleilax accordingly.

I prefer to do this configuration on the router, so that tleilax can use DHCP, but don't quite know where to start with the router.

  • What model router are you using? In many routers you can set a DHCP reservation based on the MAC address of the device you are connecting to the network. But without knowing what model router you have, hard to help you further. – JakeGould Feb 16 '15 at 19:39
  • @JakeGould the router link is here – Thufir Feb 16 '15 at 19:40
  • You need to add that to your question. Not in the comments. – JakeGould Feb 16 '15 at 19:41
  • It always was in the question; the "router" is clickable in the question. I figured that was clear; pardon. – Thufir Feb 16 '15 at 19:41

How can I ensure that tleilax always gets assigned the same IP address?

Use Address Reservation.

To configure LAN IP settings, select LAN Setup under Advanced in the main menu. The LAN Setup screen displays:

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Using Address Reservation

When you specify a reserved IP address for a computer on the LAN, that computer always receives the same IP address each time it accesses the router’s DHCP server. Reserved IP addresses should be assigned to computers or servers that require permanent IP settings.

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To reserve an IP address:

  1. Click Add

  2. In the IP Address field, enter the IP address to assign to the computer or server. (Choose an IP address from the router’s LAN subnet, such as 192.168.1.x.)

  3. Enter the MAC address of the computer or server.

If the computer is already present on your network, you can copy its MAC address from the Attached Devices screen and paste it here.

  1. Click Apply to enter the reserved address into the table.


The reserved address is not assigned until the next time the computer contacts the router’s DHCP server. Reboot the computer or access its IP configuration and force a DHCP release and renew.

Source Wireless-N 150 Router WNR1000v2 User Manual:

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