Hi, i asked before if this was possible, and people said yes, so i ordered 5 IP addresses from my ISP and they told me to set it up in my router.
So I went to my router and entered the default gateway, the primary & secondary DNS servers and one of the 5 static IP addresses they gave me.
It works, but how do I add the other 4 static IPs?
I went on LinkSys's live help support site and the tech guy didn't seem to know anything about it and/or didn't think it was possible. Here is the conversation. Can anyone let me know if he is right and i bought these IPs for NO reason? Thank you
P.S. i changed his name for privacy. It's not actually "alice"
Alice: Hi, my name is Alice. How may I help you?
You: i was given a block of 5 static IPs by my ISP
You: i was able to set up the router to use one of them
You: and i need to set up the rest some how
Alice: May I know what are those static IP addresses for?
You: they are for anything
You: one will be a website
You: another will be a game server
You: the rest i havnt decided yet
Alice: I see.
Alice: Can you please verify the exact model and version of your Linksys device?
Alice: Thank you.
Alice: Just to verify, you have the router configured already. Is that correct?
You: i have the router configured to use one of the IPs
You: my ISP gave me info such as: 5 IP addresses, the primary and secondary DNS servers, and the default gateway server
You: i entered all that information into the router and it works
You: except, i only entered one of the IPs because I don't know where to enter the others
Alice: Actually we can enter one of those static IP address on your router.
Alice: The rest of the static IP address is for your other possible DHCP server.
Alice: I can't understand why your ISP gave you 5 static IP addresses.
You: they gave me 5 static IPs because I asked them to
You: it is an extra 20 dollars per month for a block of 5 static IPs
Alice: We only need one static IP address in order for your router to work.
Alice: The other I think is reserve for additional DHCP server in your network.
You: i know that. and i said it DOES work
You: but, it is common for businesses to have more than one IP address all leading to the same internet connection.
Alice: That's correct.
Alice: But for sure, we only need static IP address per router.
You: im not sure what you are saying
Alice: You can have the other static IP address as reserve just in case the one that you're currently using will be having a problem.
Alice: I mean we only need one static IP address per router.
Alice: We can't enter them all in your router.