Originally Posted by elenaran
OK, I'll try this later.
Would I need to return my TiVos to automatic IPs after everything reset?
Actually it's better to leave the TiVos set up with fixed IP addresses.
Just be sure to write down somewhere what addresses you used.
Really, anything on your home network that doesn't travel should have a fixed IP address so that it never has to argue or negotiate with the router about the address. One variable fewer, one thing fewer to possibly go wrong.
And the DHCP pool shouldn't be a lot larger than the number of devices that do travel.
I have my router set on 192.168.1.1 (that's the default)
I start the computers at 192.168.1.100 and go up
I start the TiVos at 192.168.1.200
My DHCP pool is from 192.168.1.254 downwards by as many slots as I think I need.
If my network gets big enough that all the addresses between 200 and 254 get filled to overflowing I'll have to hire someone to administer it.