Setting Custom DHCP Ranges and Static IP Addresses

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One of the coolest features about Connectify Hotspot MAX is the ability to assign static IP addresses to clients or set an IP range for connecting devices via its custom DHCP controls. This allows for complete control over your Hotspot network.

By default Connectify Hotspot dynamically selects an IP range for your hotspot, and uses DHCP to give out automatically chosen IP addresses to all of your clients.  However, for more advanced users, you can manage them yourself via Hotspot’s custom DHCP controls but following the steps below.

Step One: You can specify a DHCP range in Hotspot via the ‘Settings’ menu under ‘NAT Options’. Setting a DHCP range will tell Hotspot to only assign an address within the configured IP range.

Step Two: Once you’ve set a DHCP range for your hotspot, you can set Static IP addresses for any of your clients that require them.  Once a device has connected to the Hotspot you can choose to set a Static IP address via the Clients Tab by right-clicking on the device and selecting ‘Set Static IP Address’ from the menu.

Your Client’s IP address must always be inside (i.e. start with) the DHCP range that you selected.  By configuring a Static IP address you are telling Connectify Hotspot to always assign your device to that IP address. Using a Static IP address might be helpful in situations where your devices are disconnecting frequently.

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