Allegedly, on or about 9 May 2018, Doug sent:
(I have a number of computers, as well as two printers, at present,
and it drives me crazy that dynamic ip assignment by the router uses
the same address for more than one device!)
It could be that your router only is able to assign a small number of
IPs, either by a configuration choice, or it's hard-coded.
If it's a hard-coded shortcoming, you'd be best to use something else
as your DHCP server (such as one of your computers, or a new router).
Or, to switch off DHCP, and let another protocol handle address
assignment (ZeroConf, Bonjour, etc).
[tim@localhost ~]$ uname -rsvp
Linux 4.15.17-200.fc26.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Apr 12 18:28:26 UTC 2018 x86_64
Boilerplate: All mail to my mailbox is automatically deleted.
There is no point trying to privately email me, I only get to see
the messages posted to the mailing list.
George Orwell's '1984' was supposed to be a warning against tyranny,
not a set of instructions for supposedly democratic governments.