Typically home routers are set to provide DHCP by default and most home PCs use DHCP out of the box. This makes this work with minimal effort. But there may be times were you want a hardcoded IP address, I was recently installing a new home server which is one case where a static IP address makes sense. Having a server potentially change IP addresses is asking for problems. I also configure a static IP address to that I can access my web server using a alias rather than having to type the IP address or fully qualified domain name. Another case where a static IP may be wanted is for media center PCs or any PC you may want to connect to from another PC or device.
Logon to the Untangle Console & Select Networking on the Config Tab
Select DNS Server on the Networking Page
Select “Add” under the Static DNS Entries section
Enter in the information for the computer
You’re Done – Click OK
Now any time you try to connect to the new name it will go to the IP address listed.