How to Setup DHCP Reservations

Using the DHCP Reservations feature, you can tell the Privacy Hero adapter to reserve a specific IP for a specific device. In short, it’s an easy way to permanently assign an IP to any of your devices.

When a device is connected to your network, it is assigned an IP by your network’s DHCP server. When a device is powered off, your device will release its IP. When turned back on, that device will be re-assigned a different IP. This means the IP of your devices will frequently change throughout your general use. DHCP Reservation provides a solution by allowing you to choose an IP that will always be assigned to the selected device.

DHCP reservation in the Privacy Hero portal can be done one of two ways, depending on whether your device is currently connected to your network. This article will walk you through the process of how to setup DHCP reservations, edit existing DHCP reservations, and delete existing DHCP reservations.

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Setup DHCP Reservation in My Network


Step 1:

From the Privacy Hero portal, navigate to the "My Network" tab. 

Step 2:

In order to better help you locate your device, here's a breakdown of the information shown for each device. 

Identify the device you would like to add DHCP reservation to and select the settings icon in the top right corner. 

Step 3:

Select the "Add DHCP Reservation" option from the menu.

Step 4:

The device's MAC address and currently assigned IP will autofill. Press the “Add DHCP Reservation” button to reserve this IP for your device.

Step 5

You can verify the DHCP reservation was successful by navigating to the "Advanced Settings" tab. Your new DHCP reservation will appear under the “DHCP Reservation” list.


Setup DHCP Reservation in Advanced Settings

Note: This method will require knowing the MAC address of the device you would like to setup DHCP Reservation for.


Step 1

From the Privacy Hero portal, navigate to the "Advanced Settings" tab.

Step 2

Select the “+ Add” button next to DHCP Reservation.

Step 3

Enter in your device’s MAC Address and the desired IP (the IP must be within your DHCP Scope). When complete, select the "Add DHCP Reservation" button to reserve this IP for your device.

Step 4

The new DHCP reservation will appear under the “DHCP Reservation” list.


Editing an Existing DHCP Reservation


Step 1

From the Privacy Hero portal, navigate to the "Advanced Settings" tab.

Step 2

Select the "Edit" button next to the DHCP reservation you would like to edit.  

Step 3

Make any desired changes and press the “Update DHCP Reservation” button.

Step 4

Your change will be reflected under the DHCP Reservation list.


Deleting an Existing DHCP Reservation


Step 1

From the Privacy Hero portal, navigate to the "Advanced Settings" tab.

Step 2

Press the "Delete" button next to the DHCP reservation you would like to remove.

Step 3

Press the "Ok" button to confirm the deletion of the DHCP reservation.

Step 4

The deleted DHCP reservation will be deleted and will no longer appear under the "DHCP Reservation" list.

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