DNS in the House with DNSMasq

Get rid of that 192.168.0.x

Overview “I want the devices in my house to communicate with each other, but remembering their IP addresses is almost as bad as going through a gum surgery.” Yeah, man, I hear you. You’d love to refer to that 192.168.0.101 as tv.home, 192.168.0.107 as games.home, and of course 192.168.0.119 as sherlock.home, wouldn’t you? And, while it’d be awesome if you could achieve that directly through your ISP’s router, when you open its web GUI, there’s no option for that… WTF? [Read More]
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Static IP in the House

Pin a computer's IP to your router's wall

Moving target If you’re into home networking and DIY projects, you’ve probably been through bitter experiences where your devices get assigned a random IP address every so often, forcing you to spend precious time—15+ seconds—to find its new address in the local network. That’s unacceptable! One way to fix that intolerable annoyance is by making a DHCP reservation in your router, which is the most usual means of acquiring an unchanging IP address. [Read More]
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