Shaw sent me a new Hitron CGNM-2250-SHW modem/router. I'm having trouble using the "DHCP Reservation". I've assigned IPs and Hostnames to the various devices around the home using the "Add" button to add them to the "reserved list". However sometimes the modem doesn't re-assign the IP that is reserved for that device(mac address). Not being able to consistently assign an IP is a problem e.g.:
* printer is re-assigned a new random IP and some devices cant print to it.
* media server is assigned a new random IP causing devices to not be able to connect to it.
* gaming server IP changes so port forwarding does not go to the right box.
Do I need to buy a better router/access point that will properly assign the same IP for each request/reboot?
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@dmonty just to make sure the settings you have are similar to our page here? This is generally out of scope for support on consumer accounts. Do you ever reboot the modem or does the modem stay active and the settings do not take place? Do your devices turn off/restart, which in turn it loses the reserved IP?
Yes tried rebooting devices that need static IP like printer. Sometimes reserved dhcp works, sometimes it doesn't work.