How do I use a router without DHCP enabled?

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Description:

On CradlePoint routers, the built-in DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) Server is used to assign IP addresses to computers and other devices on your local area network (LAN). Under certain circumstances, it may be necessary to operate the router with DHCP disabled.  This article describes the procedure to configure a CradlePoint router accordingly.

Directions:

Connecting your computer to the router

Sample network settings:

Router Settings:
IP Address: 192.168.10.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Computer settings:
IP Address: 192.168.10.(3-254)
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.10.1
Preferred DNS: 192.168.10.1

Disable DHCP:

Series 1 or 2

  1. Login to the Administrative Pages of the CradlePoint (for help logging into the Administrative Pages of the CradlePoint, please click here).
  2. Go to the BASIC tab, then click on DHCP.
  3. Remove the check mark next to Enable DHCP Server.
  4. Click Save SettingsReboot Later.
  5. Go to BASIC, then click NETWORK.
  6. Set the Router IP Address and Subnet Mask.
  7. Scroll up and select Save Settings. Click Reboot Now, when prompted.

Series 3

  1. Login to the Administrative Pages of the CradlePoint (for help logging into the Administrative Pages of the CradlePoint, please click here).
  2. Click on Network Settings, then click on WiFi/Local Network.
  3. Place a check in the box next to the network you would like to disable DHCP on.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Click on the DHCP Server tab.
  6. Uncheck the box next to DHCP Server.
  7. Click Submit.

Configure Computers Manually:

Windows XP

  1. Go to the Control Panel on your PC and select Network Connections.
  2. Right click on the Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection
  3. Select Properties.
  4. Look for the box labeled This connection uses the following items: highlight (not uncheck) Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)
  5. Select Properties.
  6. Select Use the following IP address and Use the following DNS server addresses
  7. Enter the IP information and Click Ok, and then Ok again

Windows Vista

  1. Go to the Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel.
  2. Under Tasks on the left had side select Manage Network Connections
  3. Right-Click Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection
  4. Click Properties
  5. Highlight IPv4
  6. Click Properties
  7. Select Use the following IP address and Use the following DNS server addresses
  8. Enter the IP information and Click Ok, and then Ok again.

Windows 7 and 8

  1. Go to the Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel.
  2. Under Tasks on the left had side select Change Adapter Settings
  3. Right-Click Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection
  4. Click Properties
  5. Highlight IPv4
  6. Click Properties
  7. Select Use the following IP address and Use the following DNS server addresses
  8. Enter the IP information and Click Ok, then Ok again.
  9. You should now be able to connect back to the router at the new IP address

Mac OS X

  1. Open System Preferences and then open Network Preferences.
  2. Select the Airport or Ethernet connect type you want to configure on the left
  3. For Ethernet, select Manually from the IPv4 dropdown
  4. For Airport, select the Advanced button and select the TCP/IP tab then Manually from the IPv4 dropdown
  5. Enter the IP information
  6. Select OK ,if necessary, then Apply

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