DHCP settings on Linksys router

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Daveman Deluxe, Sep 12, 2003.

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    Daveman Deluxe

    Hey. I reinstalled Jaguar today (mostly for fun). I'm a bit of a security geek, so I have always had my routers set for 128-bit encryption, not to broadcast the SSID, etc. etc.

    Well, one of the things I always disable is the DHCP server. I have always configured my IP addresses manually. However, since the reinstall, I have to leave DHCP on, or I can't connect to the DNS. I get the shtick about being unable to find server "macrumors.com" or whatever.

    I'm perplexed on this issue. I really prefer to have manual IP addresses, but it seems I currently have no choice. :confused:
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    perhaps jaguar is set up to expect the DHCP server to supply DNS values, too?

    have you tried manually setting your IP and filling in the DNS values?
  3. macrumors member


    Linksys routers DO transmit DNS entries with the DHCP, as do most DHCP servers. You will have manually enter the DNS server IPs if you don't wan't to use the DHCP server in the router.

    If you check the STATUS tab on the router configuration page, it will tell you the DNS IPs for your ISP under the WAN thing...

    No worries, it's hell easy. =)
  4. macrumors 68040


    Re: DHCP settings on Linksys router

    I've had this problem on PCs, and I would assume you're having the same problem on your Mac.

    You're entering a static IP on your Mac, right? You also want to enter the Linksys router's IP ( by default) as the main DNS server in your Mac's TCP/IP settings. Try that and see how it works. The same thing happened to me, and this fixed it.

    I'm trying to get to the Linksys support page to give you the link on this topic, however that part of the site seems to be down right now.
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    Re: Re: DHCP settings on Linksys router

    the router IP in the DNS box? mine's in the 'Router' field.
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    Re: Re: Re: DHCP settings on Linksys router

    Yes, you want it in both. At least you do if you're having this problem.

    I'd show you the article but Linksys' knowledge base is down right now. You want the router's address in both the "Router" field and the field for the DNS server. I don't know why, but it just works.
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    Re: Re: Re: Re: DHCP settings on Linksys router

    kooky. daveman -- did it work?
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    Daveman Deluxe

    I didn't put the router in the DNS server box. I went into the connection information on the router control panel and looked up the DNS servers there. Then I tossed them into the System Preferences DNS box. It works well. Now the secure half of my mind can let my crazy go nuts half...

    Well, my crazy go nuts half can do something crazy go nuts, I suppose. :p
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    Cool. Either way it would have worked. Linksys probably tells you to put the router's address in there because it probably forwards those requests to your ISP's DNS servers anyway, and this way in case the IP's of those servers were to change (unlikely), you wouldn't have to mess with these settings again.

    Anyway, glad it's working!

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