Question on dhcp range and understanding how to set.Any help appreciated?

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Hi everyone, well I have 6 devices that I will be connecting to internet.

: my dhcp range is 2-254,i have unchecked it and turned it off. I'm just trying to get a solid answer straight out.Not looking for bs run arounds.

: all I need to know Is what should I put my last digits of my ip at when running dhcp

Hi everyone, well I have 6 devices that I will be connecting to internet.

: my dhcp range is 2-254,i have unchecked it and turned it off. I'm just trying to get a solid answer straight out.Not looking for bs run arounds.

: all I need to know Is what should I put my last digits of my ip at when running dhcp on my router.trying to get a open nat.

:i know anything in between the range won't work so I figure Any advice I'll take 🙂

Other answer:

adon:
If you only have 6 devices, then you really only need a range of 6 ip addresses. However, for growth purposes, you should use several more than that. A range of .2 – .20 or .2 to .50, or even .2-.100 would be fine.
opurt:
Since you've turned DHCP off, then it doesn't matter which number you use as long as it's between 2-254, and that you use the same number on the console you're trying to get open NAT and when you're configuring the router for NAT.

You'd probably want to turn DHCP back on, but change the range from 2-254 to 100-254. Then you can use anything from 2-99 for your NAT or other manual configurations, while still being able to use DHCP for getting random IP addresses for your other devices.

Shawn H:
You don't necessarily have to use DHCP you can manually set the address on each device.

If your network is 192.168.1.0 and you use a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 you use addresses 1 though 126 and 128 through 254. If you want a smaller network read subnetting.

Bill:
If you want to have one or more ip addresses excluded from dhcp, change the dhcp range so the low number is greater than 2 or the high number is less than 254.
deboerdn2000:
dhcp and nat dont relate to each other. dhcp only gives out addresses. port forwarding or upnp is what solves nat issues. if your having issues with moderate nat then you should follow the instructions at Microsoft xbox live port forwarding guide or sony's playstation port forward to port forward them properly.
Laurence I:
if you tell us the router make and model, we will do what you should and that is download the manual for your router which will tell you how to configure NAT.

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