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Using 'Start IP address' to limiting wireless clients

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I hope I can explain this correctly, sorry if I don't. Some 'assumption' on my part is included.

I assign static IP addresses to the clients, always have done so. Two Desktops, One Laptop, two DVR's one ATA (VoIP adapter) and now one 'Streaming box. All wired except a Laptop.

Not a problem until I assigned one to this Streaming box (Fire TV 2).

Looking at the attachments, specific the 2nd one, I assigned '31' (last segment/octet in the address) to the FTV. It showed correctly in that screen.
When I looked at the LAN page in the Router, it the last IP segment/octet was '54' which is in the allowable 'limit range' I specified, not the static '31' I assigned in the device.

Today, I now see it is showing correctly as '31' with what appears to be the former Router assignment (if that is the correct term) as '54' at the bottom of the page which I assume is a 'history' list.

Can this behavior be due to "lease time"?

When I initially connected the device to the Router, it was in auto assigned address mode. Can I assume the 'clock' started running at that point before I set a static address??

I hope that made sense.
 

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There is a thing called DHCP lease. For dynamic IP assignments your router dedicates a certain amount of time for each device to occupy an address.
In your case a lease for FireTV hasn't expired. You can fix that by restarting the router, or clearin DHCP leases manually. Then it should switch to static IP assignment.

You may also need to restart your FireTV, if for some reason it tries to connect with an old address without renewing it...
 
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Everything is ok now, it was this lease period that was the problem.
What thru me was the device showed what I set in the devices menu for it's IP address even thou that wasn't the actual address at the time.

To be clear, All IP settings were done in the devices settings PC or otherwise, NOT using the Routers menu.
 
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