Introduction: How to Remember Each IP

If you ever were interested in a networking project - you know how messy your local network can be. With a lot of devices connected to the same router, dynamic DHCP settings - it can be a real challenge to figure out what is what.

Not any more!

Here is how to organise your network in 3 simple steps:

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Step 1: Assign IP Ranges

You can be creative with this!

Log in to your router and look for DHCP reservation settings. To add a device - some routers will require the device to be offline.

  • Desktop 192.168.0. (1-9)
  • Laptop 192.168.0. (10-19)
  • Mobile 192.168.0. (20-29)
  • Tablet 192.168.0. (30-39) etc..

Last range will represent slots available to be taken, if you are planning on having more than 10 people on the network you may want to be little more creative:)

Step 2: Assign Personal ID

Let’s say you have 3 people living in one household, each of them has few devices:

  • Person A ID: 01
  • Person B ID: 02
  • Person C ID: 03

If you have more people you probably know what to do. If number of people on the network is greater than 10 - swap this step with the previous one!

Step 3: Use the Simple Formula of Creating Unique IP

For each device made an reservation based on formula:

192.168.0.(device type)+(personal ID)

So a laptop that belongs to person B will have:

192.168.0.(10-19)+(2) =

Step 4: And If You Have More Than One Laptop and You Are Trying to Be a Smartpants

Assign personal IDs to accommodate for multiple devices and list them in accordance to how important they are (to you):

Person B: IDs 02,03

Person C: IDs 04

192.168.0.(10-19)+(2) = laptop

192.168.0.(10-19)+(3) = less important one


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