You can actually assign a static IP for your computer using DHCP. Most router will support this feature. But there are many terms for it. For example, TP-Link router call this feature “DHCP Address Reservation”. Unfortunately, my router provided by Maxis is a Technicolor TG784n v3 (also commonly known as the Thomson router) which uses a custom interface. None of the settings name make sense to a technical guy like me.
In this guide, I’ll show you on how to set it in the TG784n v3 router.
- Open your router’s admin web interface. (Default is 192.168.1.254 without user/password)
- Click on “Advance Configuration” located at the bottom.
- At the “Home Network” section, find your device name that connected to the network (with the green tick). It should be easily recognizable. Else, you’ll need to find it in your device. Then click on the device name.
- Click on “Configure” located on the top right.
- Check the “Always use the same IP address” then click apply.
- And you are done!