RedEye #3: AirPort Utility 5.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).

 

Log onto the AirPort Extreme

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Launch AirPort Utility 5.x.

  1. Select your router.
  2. Click Manual Setup

Navigate to the Internet options

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Click Internet.

View the current DHCP settings

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Click DHCP.

Add a new DHCP Reservation

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Click plus to add a DHCP Reservation.

Name your new device

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  1. Enter a Description.
  2. Ensure that MAC Address is selected
  3. Click Continue.

Reserve the IP address

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  1. Enter your client’s MAC Address.
  2. Enter your desired IPv4 Address.
  3. Click Done.

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.

Done!

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The router’s icon will disappear while being updated. Quit AirPort Utility.