I’ve never been a fan of using DHCP reservations to reserve an IP address for a device. However, there are a few situations where a static reservation is the best route to take.
Try your hand with Home Automation via devices like the Wink Hub, IP cameras, smart plugs, satellite receivers, or even the Raspberry Pi and you will know full well the right time to use a static IP reservation.
In this post, I am going to walk you through that process on the Asus RT-AC66u.
First, log into your Routers webUI, Select “LAN” in the left-hand menu. Then select the “DHCP Server” tab. Scroll midway down the page. Locate “Enable Manual Assignment” and select the “Yes” radio button.
Just below the section above, you will see a drop down box that you can use to select your device using the MAC or currently assigned IP. Enter the “Hostname” for the device. Select “Add/Delete“. This will add your device to the list.
Scroll down and find your device in the list. Select the icon to the left. Change the “Name” of the device if you so desire. The only really important information here is the “IP” and the “MAC”.
Here you also can change the default icon for the device, or add your own Custom Icons. Here, I am using a camera icon that I downloaded.
Below you can see some of the custom icons and names that I have set to help me keep track of my devices.