I want to attach one client (only 1 maximum) to network router ethernet port. I want to always know the client's IP address, for my port forwarding settings. Using DHCP with range the client IP could be anything in the range, depending on old leases -> unsuccessful port forwarding.
I have 3 options
- Use static IP address for the interface
- Use DHCP, with MAC address static lease
- Use DHCP, but with only 1 slot available (e.g. range 192.168.10.100-192.168.10.100)
Are these options equivalent? Why not? For option 2 I can see that using the MAC address lease requires more custom configuration than the options 1 and 3 would.