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I have assigned all my devices static ip addresses. Is this wise or should I let them be dynamically assigned by the R1. Just trying to tweak some settings.

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I have assigned all my devices static ip addresses. Is this wise or should I let them be dynamically assigned by the R1. Just trying to tweak some settings.

 

Have you set them static on the R1 or on the devices them selves? On the devices themselves I say not wise. On the R1 I would say it is not necessary. Unless you have a server that you have set up port forwarding for and don't want the IP to change or you have a device you are SSHing into or something like that :)

 

So if your doing it per device - I think it can have negative effects. If your doing it on the R1 then it won't have a positive affect unless you are in a situation that I mentioned above :)

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Yes set your consoles to automatic and let the duma do its stuff.

 

If you run into any issue's just set it back to how you had it but it should work just fine.

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would you also stay with "Automatic" on the xbox one it self > DNS settings? thx

 

It depends if you are happy with the Netduma's DNS. I know some people like to use the google DNS (8.8.8.8) but I personally just use the automatic one and let the Netduma deal with all that :)

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I think I am going to go with DNS on the R1 enabled and see how it goes.  And like before set the gaming console to static ips  and all other devices just let the R1 do it's thing.

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I have assigned all my devices static ip addresses. Is this wise or should I let them be dynamically assigned by the R1. Just trying to tweak some settings.

I've tried it both ways, but for me I see no difference either way. 

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It depends if you are happy with the Netduma's DNS. I know some people like to use the google DNS (8.8.8.8) but I personally just use the automatic one and let the Netduma deal with all that :)

 

my ISP a while ago had their nameservers go down and the whole area was having fits not having internet for DAYS! i had set my DNS nameservers to 8.8.8.8/8.8.4.4 and still had internet the whole time. i told a few people to change it and they got their internet back  :D kind of  a kooky reason for setting them as that. not sure that happens often but when it does...

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