DHCP - noob question, but I'm stuck :(
I have had an NAS on my network for years. It has always been 192.168.1.109. Regardless of firmware updates, reboots etc. It's always been that iP.
However, this weekend, it did a firmware update and Pfsense gave it a new ip. I have so many settings on so many computers (well less than 10!) that are hard coded to find assets on a UNC of .109 that come monday morning I'll be totally goofed up.
Unfortunately, years ago when I setup my pfsense router I set the range from .10 through .255 so now I'm trying to convince pfsense to give back my nice .109 IP address. But pfsense as per docs doesn't allow a static map within the dhcp range. Are there any workarounds?
Change your pool from .10 to .254 I assume because .255 is broadcast address.
To have 2 pools..
.10 to .108
.109 or higher to .254
The set your nas as static on the nas or set a reservation.
2nd piece of FREE advice - never ever ever hard code ips into anything. Why would you not have all your shortcuts/mappings point to nas.yourdomain.tld so now it doesn't matter what IP your nas getgs changed too just simple update of your dns to reflect where nas.yourdomain.tld points too.