How do I assign a static IP address to 2 devices on my network?

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I have 2 devices on my network that I need to assign static IP addresses to but cannot in the devices themselves, so was wondering if there was to do this on the Zone Director or even the AP itself?

 I couldn't find an option in Zone Director to reserve an IP address against a MAC address for example. 
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Shailesh Patel

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Posted 6 months ago

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Anusha Vemula, Employee

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Hi Shailesh,

This option is not available on the ZD.

You have to reserve the IP address in your DHCP server.

- Anusha
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Shailesh Patel

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Hi Anusha,

Thanks for the quick reply. I am using ZD as the DHCP server, is there an option in there to reserve the IP address? I couldn't find it on the ZD.

Shailesh

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Michael Brado, Official Rep

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Sorry, not a feature of the ZD DHCP server... designed to hand out an IP and give the AP it's contact info.
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You can manually configure your APs to work in your network though...
if you assign some "reserved" IPs outside the scope of addresses given
out by your ZD (which will now only be for clients, right?).

Assign your PC an IP of 192.168.0.x (x = anything but AP's .1 address),
and connect with an Eth cable directly (or as only devices on PoE switch)
and you can SSH to a factory defaulted AP at 192.168.0.1 address, using
super/sp-admin login credentials.

Assign your AP a static IP in your desired network, prior to connecting it there, ie.

   set ipaddr ip-address netmask gateway 

and then you can also assign your ZoneDirector, using this command:

   set director ip zd-ip-addr1 zd-ip-addr2  

with up to two ZoneDirectors in the AP's settings.  Issue a "reboot" after setting
these IP and ZD details, and you can then move your AP(s) to your LAN.
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Michael Brado, Official Rep

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Somewhere I remember we had an article on setting up DHCP server on Ubuntu Linux box too...
Setting up DHCP server on a Ubuntu Linux machine to provide option43 to Ruckus APs - https://support.ruckuswireless.com/answers/000002358

I just did an edit so it may not show up until the next 6hr Support site update...
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Shailesh Patel

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Thanks for all your help everyone. I had no idea how difficult it would be to reserve IP addresses based on MAC address using Ruckus.

The 2 devices I have are TP Link Smart Plugs, which themselves have no option to assign static IP address on them bizarrely.

Setting up a Linux machine is a little complicated for me, so I will have to look at alternative options unfortunately.
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Shailesh Patel

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Update: I have now turned off the DHCP server on ZD and am using another router on the same network to be the DHCP and can now reserve IP address to MAC addresses.

Thanks
Shailesh