How do I reserve an IP address for my printer in xfi?
I have a Brother printer, and I just press the WPS button on top of my XB6 and have the printer connect to it.
Hi @DavidDude, there is no way to set static or reserved IPs in xFi.
Can I ask why you are trying to do this? Perhaps I could help provide some additional guidance.
I have the same need. I want to reserve an IP address for specific device on my home network so that when I access it from the Internet (port forwarding) I always have the same address.
While for some dumb reason the xfinity routers do not let you create reserved IP addresses (like every other router), as a workaround you can change the DHCP start/end IPs to allow you to manually set IPs outside of that range.
I use the first 10 IPs for this purpose:
Assigning static IPs is necessary for many 'smart' items to keep them in network. For example, many smart locks - and most recently experienced broadly (See one example here) will lose connection with their gateway when the gateway (nest connect, smart hub, etc) is dynamically assigned wifi IPs.
A simple way to resolve that connect/reconnect issue is by assigning the gateway a static IP.
Can Comcast tell us why assigning a static IP is not possible? Is this to intentionally make it more difficult to use non Comcast smart devices?