HomePod HELP: How to set Static IP to Homepod

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by jomsjoms, May 4, 2019.

  1. jomsjoms macrumors newbie

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    I can use homepod and play music via internet but this is only if i set my router to DHCP. Once I remove my DHCP server, it doesnt work anymore.

    Question:
    How do i give homepod a static IP? There is no manual setting in the HOME app in my iphone/ipad.

    Thanks.

    My router = ASUS rt-ac5300
    I am turning my DHCP on temporarily to access homepod
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Jul 11, 2009
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    You need DHCP enabled for the HomePod to work. Why turn off DHCP in the first place? It’s not a security improvement to do so. Even with DHCP enabled you can still assign manual addresses or let the router reserve specific addresses for devices.
     
  3. Infinite Vortex macrumors regular

    Infinite Vortex

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    I use static IP addresses for my devices as this them makes it easy to see/identify a device on my network that isn't supposed to be there. I'm sorta lucky that I can assign a static address to any MAC address via DHCP that's outside of my DHCP pool but if a device has an address from the DHCP pool that device isn't mine… its obvious.
     
  4. steve23094 macrumors 68020

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