The last thing you want to do is to connect your static IP address (which we have just discussed) to a dynamic IP address. A dynamic IP address is one which change with each new connection, and it would require you to configure port forwarding on your router in order for static IP addresses to connect to the network. You will not want to do this because static IPs are much easier to work with. On the other hand, if you connect a static IP to a port that is in use, there is a good chance that the device will be immediately disabled as the network goes down.
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Configuring port forwarding involves a process of getting the IP address of the machine that you want to connect to the network from the IP address of the router. On the Linux side, this can be done by running “ip route” while on Windows it can be done using “ip configure”. Once you get the IP address of the router from the host operating system, you will then enter the IP address of the machine you wish to connect to the network. For example, if you are using WAN to connect to your home network, you will enter “192.168.0.1 – router hax.” Once you get this IP address, you will then have to put this into the field where you’re going to enter information about your network.
Once you have entered all the necessary information, save the file and restart the server. This time you should see a new IP on the IP address table. The important thing here is that you put the IP you used for the static connection onto the static IP. In order for this to work, you’ll need a static IP on the machine you wish to access the network on. When you reboot the machine, you should be able to connect to the network without any problem.
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