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Via http://www.westcoastatc.com/ -> FAQ -> A network setup guide.
Under where it says STEP ONE: Configure a Static LAN Environment
portforward.com -> Setup a Static IP Address.
Not including their software that helps people setup a Static IP, they got it right.
There are two possible methods: Manual or have the router do it.
Side Note OT: At that site, only Static IP Address for Xbox One and Static IP Address for PS4 they tell both methods.
For the manual Static:
#1 You need to find the DHCP Range of the router.
#2 You may need to adjust the DHCP Range as need be so that it does not occupy the whole subnet.
For example with the router at 192.168.1.1, with the first IP Address that it hands out is set to 192.168.1.2 and the last IP Address that it hands out is set to 192.168.1.254: You could make so that the first IP Address that it hands out is set to 192.168.1.100
#3 Then on your computer you are to set a Static IP outside of that Range.
For example with the router at 192.168.1.1, with the first IP Address that it hands out is set to 192.168.1.100 and the last IP Address that it hands out is set to 192.168.1.254: You could make your Static IP Address 192.168.1.6
For the router doing it if it supports it: You fist need to know the MAC/Hardware/Physical Address of the computer that you want to give a Static IP.
You tell the router for example to give to 00:00:00:00:AA:A0 the IP Address of 192.168.1.6
The catch to that is that each router is different. I mean not only the UI (duh!), but I meant this: Must be inside of the DHCP Range, must be outside of the DHCP Range or it does not inside or outside of the DHCP Range..
As to why not disable the DHCP Server: Nice going, now all of the computers need to setup to use a Static IP to access the net
That excludes the these:
#1 Disabling a DHCP Server in a second router to convert it to act as it was only a Hub/Switch/WAP. Which is same subnet but outside of the DHCP Range as the primary router while using LAN to LAN instead of Double NAT (WAN to LAN).
#2 Disabling a DHCP Server in a modem combo that you are putting into bridge mode. For example when I had Verizon DSL, I had the Westell 6100 and I had my own router it was suggested that I had to follow