RedEye #2: AirPort Utility 6.x – Reserving an IP address for a client on your local network

Over time, a device’s Internet Protocol (IP) address can change unless you establish a reserved address within your router. With a reserved IP address, RedEye can maintain a reliable communications link with the device (client).

Before you continue, determine your device’s MAC address. That may be as simple as reading it from a printed label on the outside of the device. In the case of a Pioneer VSX receiver, use the VSX remote to navigate to the it’s setup menu.

 

Log onto the AirPort Extreme

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Launch AirPort Utility 6.x.

  1. Click your router.
  2. Click Edit.

Navigate to the Network options

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Click Network.

Add a new DHCP Reservation

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Click plus to add a DHCP Reservation.

Reserve the IP address

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  1. Enter a Description.
  2. Ensure that MAC Address is selected
  3. Enter your client’s MAC Address.
  4. Enter your desired IPv4 Address.
  5. Click Save.

Update the AirPort Extreme

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  1. Your newly added IP client will be in the DHCP Reservations list.
  2. Click Update. The router will go off-line for a minute or so while it saves your changes.