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advantage/disadvantage in always using the same IP address: with network devices

billymaynay
Dabbler
Posts: 14
Registered: 07-03-2013

advantage/disadvantage in always using the same IP address: with network devices

Hi all,
Can someone tell me, if there is any advantage/disadvantage in always using the same IP address: with network devices?
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mikehiow
Grafter
Posts: 137
Registered: 17-03-2013

Re: advantage/disadvantage in always using the same IP address: with network devices

Sure - it makes them easily accessible.
DNS offsets the need for static internal IPs somewhat, but it's always 100% reliable.
Network printers changing IP address can also cause problems occasionally.
I tend to setup static mappings in my DHCP server - most routers have this option and it takes seconds to configure.
billymaynay
Dabbler
Posts: 14
Registered: 07-03-2013

Re: advantage/disadvantage in always using the same IP address: with network devices

Thanks