The Billion ADSL Firewall Router (BiPAC 7300GA) is your run of the mill ADSL2+ modem/router for homes and small business, typically included as an entry-level broadband modem for new homes connecting to high-speed Internet.
Being able to define a fixed IP address based on each machines MAC address within your network makes port-forwarding and Quality of Service activities a breeze. Below I cover identifying your machines MAC address and set up a fixed IP address using Billion’s web-interface.
- Open an Internet browser window and connect to the IP address of your Billion ADSL Firewall Router (e.g. http://192.168.1.254)
- When prompted fill in the devices username and password (this is defined the first time you set the device up to connect to the Internet)
- Click Status from the left-side main menu
- Open DHCP Table from the expanded Status main menu item
- If your current machine is connected and assigned a dynamic IP address your machine name (e.g. LAPTOP) will appear in the DHCP Table visible
- Note down the MAC address beside your machine name, this will come in handy shortly
- Click Configuration from the left-side main menu
- Click Advanced from the expanded Configuration main menu item
- Open Static ARP from the expanded Advanced sub-menu item
- Click Create below the Static ARP table
- Enter your preferred fixed IP address within the IP Address field
- Enter your current machines MAC address within the MAC_Address field
- Press Apply to confirm changes
- Disable and re-enable your active network connection
That’s it. You now have a fixed IP address on your current machine. Try setting up Quality of Service or port-forwarding!