on 21-10-2013 11:47 AM
I have a device that requires a fixed IP address, it cannot use DHCP, and would like to connect it to my Sky router.
Does anyone have any idea what fixed address I could use?
on 21-10-2013 12:17 PM
You would need to login to the router and go to Advanced > LAN IP Setup and change the range of IP addresses that the router can use for automatic assignment by DHCP.
It probably says start at 192.168.0.2 and end at 192.168.0.254 at the moment.
If you change that to say start at (for instance) 192.168.0.10 and end at 192.168.0.254, that will give you a small range of IP addresses from 192.168.0.2 through to 192.168.0.9 inclusive to use as fixed (static) IP addresses for devices on your LAN.
So you could then assign (for instance) the IP address 192.168.0.2 to the device that requires a fixed (static) IP address.
Hope that helps!
on 29-10-2013 01:21 PM
Almost all devices have the ability to connect using DHCP, if yours doesn't you will have to give the device an address in the range of the router. This is anywhere between 192.168.0.2 and .254. To avoid conflicts it is better to use a high address such as 192.168.0.200. When you have done that you do not have to do anything to the router but it is advisable to reserve the address in the router's Address Reservation list. If you mention the device we may be able to advise how to give it a fixed address.
on 29-10-2013 01:41 PM
I can give the device a fixed address this is not a problem.
It definately cannot be given an address via DHCP.
I will fix an address via the MAC address and see how it goes.
on 29-10-2013 02:22 PM
If you give the device a fixed address in the range of the router, it should connect without having to enter the MAC address. One thing to remember is that if this is a mobile device, phone, tablet etc, you will not be able to connect to another network unless it has the same address range as the Sky router..
on 29-10-2013 02:28 PM
It's actually a telephone system, so I just need to give it a fixed address and it requiures the default gateway in order to access the outside world, which I guess is 192.168.0.1.
on 30-10-2013 12:23 PM
sorry to chip in here, i was informed sky could not give static ip addresses
My apologies if i am misreading this.
on 30-10-2013 12:36 PM
My apologies if i am misreading this.
You are. This post is refering to Private IP Addresses, the ones used within your network, not the Public IP Address, the one you are recognised by on the Internet. This is dynamic and cannot be fixed.
on 28-01-2014 11:23 AM
Hope that this helps but there seems to be confusion between internal IP and Public IP addresses. The fixing of of internal IP has been explained but I understand that SKY do not provide fixed Public IP addressess so it can vary. A solution to this is to use a fixed hostname which can be provided by companies such as DynDNS etc, by using this host name the fixed IP provider always interprets the IP address to that host name regardless if it has changed or not.
on 09-06-2014 09:58 PM
I am here to ask for a technique to view my remote camera through my ipad. My public ip changes everyday so it is a hassle to change everything on noip.com so I can view it on my ipad. Any quick thing so I can change something on router so I wont have to go through this hassle.
on 10-06-2014 01:37 PM
As you need a static IP address, we offer our Sky Broadband Pro package which allows you to have this feature, you can see all costs below.
If you need anything else, please let me know.
on 10-06-2014 03:13 PM
on 10-06-2014 08:16 PM
Sorry for the confusion on this, the prices are as follows and subject to availability for your area.
The prices for Sky Unlimited Pro is
Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro
Hope this helps.