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Date:      Sat, 2 Aug 2014 23:07:29 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Roland Smith <rsmith@xs4all.nl>
Cc:        alplant@att.net, "freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>, al plant <noc@hdk5.net>
Subject:   Re: switch to DCHP from static ip
Message-ID:  <20140802230729.617ab1ec.freebsd@edvax.de>
In-Reply-To: <20140802080340.GA18971@slackbox.erewhon.home>
References:  <53DC43AA.8080509@hdk5.net> <alpine.BSF.2.11.1408011952050.78777@wonkity.com> <53DC4D2D.8010501@hdk5.net> <20140802080340.GA18971@slackbox.erewhon.home>

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On Sat, 2 Aug 2014 10:03:40 +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
> Home routers generally have a web server running on their internal network.
> You can use it to check and change (parts of) the configuration such as DHCP.
> So try pointing your browser to 192.168.200.1. More often than not the default
> login name / password combination is admin / admin.

Allow me an addition:

Some home routers with a web interface allow you to also
define fixed (local) addresses depending on the MAC address,
so the DHCP server will issue the same IP every time a
given device connects. However, not all routers support
that function - I have already met models where you can
select the local IP range (192.168.x.[y-z]), but you
cannot set fixed addresses...

Regarding the admin access: On some models, the factory
setting is printed on the back, or it comes with the docu-
mentation provided by the ISP which "normal people"
immediately throw away after receiving their new shiny
equipment. ;-)



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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