Is it possible to configure our gateway to assign public IP address via DHCP?
We are a small business needing to do some testing of our products that requires them to have external IP addresses. We already have two static external IP's, but they're being used for other things. Right now, our gateway assigns private IP addresses to its attached routers and other devices via DHCP. If possible, we'd like it to assign public IP addresses to these devices instead of private ones so that we can access our test products from external locations. My boss only has one static external IP at home, and he can access his home router (through his gateway) from anywhere. Is there a way for us to do the same without port forwarding? Or can we "lease" additional WAN DHCP IP Addresses from Comcast without having to pay for them? If the answers to both of those questions is no, could someone explain why such a setup works at my boss's home and not here?
In case it provides any more info, our WAN DHCP IP Address is set to 0.0.0.0 and we don't know why.
Re: Is it possible to configure our gateway to assign public IP address via DHCP?
Welcome Bob, Your scenario does require static ip's in order to connect via the Comcast gateways. Comcast does not provide multiple dynamic ip's to business customers via a single gateway. We do not have access to residential services and therefore we are unable to answer on the actual setup.