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SBG6580 (v8.5.x): IP Address Reserve Setup

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Question
How do I reserve an IP address in the SBG6580? 
Answer
In certain scenarios, it may be desired to have a client receive a particular IP address from the SBG6580, and always keep that address without having to manually configure a static IP address in the client.  This can be accomplished with the Reserve New IP Address feature in the SBG6580.  The SBG6580 can be configured to reserve a specific IP address within the DHCP range of addresses for a specific client.  When the client connects to the SBG6580, it will receive the IP address automatically that it has been reserved for.

NOTE: This option serves as a great solution for devices that are configured to use the Port Forwarding or DMZ options in the SBG6580.

By default, no IP addresses are reserved in the SBG6580.  This document describes how to reserve and unreserve an IP address for a particular client. 

Reserving an IP Address

  1. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.  Enter http://192.168.0.1 into the address box, and press the Enter key.  The Login page appears.

    NOTE: By default the LAN IP address is 192.168.0.1.  If the default address has been changed, enter the custom address in the address box.
     
  2. On the Login page:
    a.   Enter admin in the Username field.
    b.   Enter motorola in the Password field.
    c.   Click the Login button.  The Home page appears.

    NOTE: On firmware version 8.9.0.4 and later, the default admin password is required to be changed.  The Change User Password prompt will immediately appear after logging into the Web manager with the default admin password.  For assistance with the Change User Password screen, please refer to article # 18055 - SBG6580 (v.8.9.x): Prompt to Change Default Admin Login.
     
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  3. Move the mouse-cursor over the Basic tab, and select DHCP sub-link.  The Basic - DHCP page appears.
  4. On the Basic - DHCP page:
    a.  MAC address - Enter the MAC address of the desired client to reserve an IP address for.

    NOTE: For assistance in obtaining the MAC Address, please refer to the following:

    Answer # 22248 - Windows 8: Finding the MAC address
    Answer # 20613 - Windows 7: Finding the MAC address
    For all other devices, please refer to it's vendor for assistance.      
     
    b.   IP address - Enter the desired IP address for that client.
    c.   Host Name - If it is desired, enter the host name of the client.
     
    NOTE:  Configuring the Host Name is optional, and is not necessary in order to reserve an IP address for the client.

    d.  Click the Apply button to add the entry to the list.
     
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  5. Verify that the entry is displayed in the Client List, as shown below.

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Unreserving an IP Address

  1. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.  Enter http://192.168.0.1 into the address box, and press the Enter key.  The Login page appears.

    NOTE: By default the LAN IP address is 192.168.0.1.  If the default address has been changed, enter the custom address in the address box.
     
  2. On the Login page:
    a.   Enter admin in the Username field.
    b.   Enter motorola in the Password field.
    c.   Click the Login button.  The Home page appears.

    NOTE: On firmware version 8.9.0.4 and later, the default admin password is required to be changed.  The Change User Password prompt will immediately appear after logging into the Web manager with the default admin password.  For assistance with the Change User Password screen, please refer to article # 18055 - SBG6580 (v.8.9.x): Prompt to Change Default Admin Login.
     
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  3. Move the mouse-cursor over the Basic tab, and select DHCP sub-link.  The Basic - DHCP page appears.
  4. On the Basic - DHCP page in the Client List section:
    a.  Identify the reserved entry to be removed, and click the Select bullet.
    b.  Click the Delete button.


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