Port forwarding won’t have to be a pain ever again.
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Just go down to the icon in your system tray for your connection and click it. Right-click on your current active connection and click on Status. Your MAC address for this device is listed as “Physical Address.” OS X users can check under their System Settings and click on Network.
If you click on the various tabs for your connection, you should find a “Physical ID,” “Ethernet ID,” or “MAC Address.” Ubuntu users can type “ifconfig” in Terminal.
Now, whether your computer loses its connect, the router gets power cycled, or the DHCP lease expires, each computer you entered into the list will stick to its assigned IP.
Furthermore, you won’t have to manually configure static IPs on each machine!The addresses you configure should fall within this range.Here, my range of IPs would be 192.168.1.100 – 192.168.1.114. Under the DHCP Server section, you can see that there’s a list of “Static Leases” click on the Add button to add a new one.Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol is controlled by a server.A router can be a Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server, and on most home networks, serves this purpose.DHCP makes it simple to configure network access for your home network, and port forwarding makes it easy to those computers from anywhere.By configuring static DHCP on your router, you can combine the best of both worlds. You configure your router to automatically assign IP addresses and the computers on your network just plain work.Tons of older routers don’t even have this ability, and immediately assign new IP addresses.With IP addresses changing, you have to reconfigure your port forwarding settings often, otherwise you may lose the ability to connect to your home computers.You’ll see various network adapters, each displaying its own hardware address.Do this for all of the computers in your network that you need port forwarding for.