Using Static IP's With A Router?

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Going to be setting up a Linksys WRT54G-UK on friday, from the documentation it uses a static IP of 192.168.1.1 (also uses 192.168.1.2/3/4/5
for types of servers it supports)

I need to connect 4 machines up to it with static IP's that can also connect to the internet and I have no idea how to go about this.

Machine 1 will be the main machine connected to the router.
I need them all to be able to see each other, ceartain things I use the machines for will need to know what machine is what which is why I need everything to be static, I assume I will have to set the Blueyonder DNS server address on each machine for it to be able to get outside the LAN? Will this be a problem if it changes often?

How would I set the machines up,

Machine 1 - 192.168.1.10
2 - 192.168.1.11
3 - 192.168.1.12
4 - 192.168.1.13

Would something like that work? To make things even worse I have a 5th machine that needs to connect via wireless, this also needs access to machine 3!

If anybody could point me in the right direction so I can get an idea of what I am doing before friday i would be most gratefull :D

Thanks
 
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Plug in router, i'd change the IP to 192.168.0.1 but that's just because i've been using that for the last decade. The router will pick up BY's DNS server (they rarely if ever change) so no need to put the details on each PC, If you aren't going to use DHCP turn it off altogether or set it a small range like 192.168.0.100 - 192.168.0.105 just incase you need to slap another box on the lan. Each PC then get's set to 192.168.0.2 ...3....4 etc. The primary gateway will be 192.168.0.1 or whatever you set your router as.

Once they are all on the LAN and have the same workgroup you'll be able to do file and print shareing from one to the other no problem at all. Remember if anyone runs a firewall they will most likley need a rule setting up to allow traffic to the other PC's on the LAN.
 
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Thanks mate. If the router supports the IP change I will certainly use it as I have always used 192.168.0.xxx myself. If I set the router to 192.168.0.1 would that then become the DNS server? at the moment my 2 NIC bridge uses this and for the other machines I set the DNS to that address and everything works perfectly. Hopefully it will be this easy with the router ;)
 
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