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Static IP Leases in OpenWRT

DHCP is the simplest way for handling IP leases in a home network. But, we would need static leases when we are running any servers in the network.

This can be done in OpenWRT by specifying the machine needing the static lease in the /etc/ethers file.
# desktop
xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx 192.168.1.106

Once this is done, the DNS/DHCP server needs to be restarted.
/etc/init.d/dnsmasq restart

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