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TG862G/CT & TG862R: IP Address Reserve Setup

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Question
How do I reserve an IP address in the TG862?
Answer
In certain scenarios, it may be desired to have a client receive a particular IP address from the TG862, and always keep that address without having to manually configure a static IP address in the client.  This can be accomplished with the Connected Devices feature in the TG862.  The TG862 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 TG862, 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 TG862.

By default, no IP addresses are reserved in the TG862.  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://10.0.0.1 into the address box, and press the Enter key.  The Login page appears.

    NOTE: By default the LAN IP address is 10.0.0.1.  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 password in the Password field.
    c.   Click the Login button.  The Gateway > At a Glance page appears.

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  3. On the left-hand menu, click on Connected Devices.  The Connected Devices > Computers page appears.
  4. On the Connected Devices > Computers page, click on the Add computer with static IP button.  The Connected Devices > Computers > Add Computer page appears.

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  5. On the Connected Devices > Computers > Add Computer page:
    a.    MAC Address - Enter the MAC address of the computer. 
              
           NOTE: For assistance in obtaining the MAC Address, please refer to the following: b.   Static IP Address - Enter the desired IP address for the computer.

           NOTE: The IP Address must be within the DHCP range of the LAN network.

    c.    Comments - If desired, enter comments about the computer (optional).
    d.    Click the Save button.  The following message will now appear: DHCP Service is restarting.  Please wait.  

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    e.    Wait for up to 1 minute for the DHCP Service to restart.  Once it is done restarting, the Computers page will reappear.

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    f.   Verify that the entry is displayed in the Online Computers list, as shown below.

    NOTE:  If the computer is listed in the Offline Computers section,  the computer may not be connected to the TG862, or the IP address of the computer may need to be renewed.

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Unreserving an IP Address

  1. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.  Enter http://10.0.0.1 into the address box, and press the Enter key.  The Login page appears.

    NOTE: By default the LAN IP address is 10.0.0.1.  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 password in the Password field.
    c.   Click the Login button.  The Gateway > At a Glance page appears.

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  3. On the left-hand menu, click on Connected Devices.  The Connected Devices > Computers page appears. 
  4. On the Connected Devices > Computers page, locate the desired listing to unreserve, and click on the X button.

    NOTE: A reboot of the unit is not required for changes to take effect.

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