Quote Originally Posted by klc5555 View Post
There are many potential ways to address these issues.

1) Reserve the appropriate DHCP address in the router for your backend, but set up static IP for _that very same address_ on your backend machine anyway. No IP conflict, because the address is reserved for you, but you don't have to wait for your gimpy DHCP server in the router to dish out the address.
Appreciated - this solution was useful, as was this thread in general.