Reserve an IP address

You can reserve a fixed IP address for your computer or device on your home network. For example if you're setting up Port Forwarding or Access Control on your Bright Box 2. To do this:

  1. From a computer connected to your Bright Box, go to (opens in a new tab or window)

  2. The router's login screen will open

  3. Enter the username and password for the admin pages
    - The username is admin (all lower case)
    - The password can be found on a sticker on the bottom of your router

  4. Click LOGIN

  5. The STATUS page will open

  6. Select ADVANCED from the menu and click ACCEPT

  7. Select DHCP in the left hand menu

  8. Scroll to the bottom of the page
  9. In the ADDRESS RESERVATION field, click Add reserved IP

  10. A list of computers (or devices) currently connected (via DHCP) will be displayed
  11. Find the device you want to reserve an address for and click Add
  12. If you can't see your device, check it's connected to your Bright Box 2. Or, you may have already reserved an IP address for the device?

  13. In the last IP address field, the current IP address assigned to the device will be listed.
  14. If required, you can change this to any number between 2 and 254
  15. Click SAVE SETTINGS 

  16. Your IP address will be reserved

If you changed the IP address, turn your router off then back on. Your computer will then get its new IP address.


Manually reserving an IP address

You can also select to Manually Reserve an IP address.

  1. In the ADDRESS RESERVATION field, click Add reserved IP

  2. Select Manually Reserve

  3. Enter the IP address you require
  4. Enter the MAC address of your device - this needs to be the Ethernet or Wireless MAC address depending on how you want to connect the device

  6. Your IP address will be reserved

Turn your router off then back on to ensure the address is available for your new device.


Edit or delete a fixed IP address

Edit or Delete a fixed IP address at any time from the ADDRESS RESERVATION field on the DHCP page:

Last updated: 8/2/2019
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