+ 0 Votes Router Configuration. NickNielsen Moderator 7 years ago It's easy to configure the wireless router to support DHCP (dynamic IPs) with no problem by configuring the router to assign addresses in a different subnet. This will allow the router to operate as a DHCP server and not interfere with the static IP received from the DSL modem. For example, if your DSL modem assigns a static IP address of 192.168.1.96, configure the wireless router to assign IPs in the 192.168.10.x subnet. Assign a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. Edit: clarify + 0 Votes May not be possible NickNielsen Moderator 7 years ago It depends on the ISP. BellSouth (I mean AT&T) configures their Netopia DSL equipment to provide only a single private address. After that address is assigned all other DHCP requests are ignored. + 0 Votes Netopia modem / router ? Greybeard770 7 years ago You didn't include mfg and model numbers but, I think your Netopia DSL modem is also a NAT/DHCP router with a private (192.168.x.y) address and a public address. If it and your wireless router are both giving out DHCP addresses you will have problems. You will probably be better off is you disable the router and DHCP capabilities on the wireless router and just let it function as an access point. The WAP will need an IP address for management purposes. DHCP services lease dynamic IP addresses. Routers don't 'offer' static IPs. People put static addresses on routers or other devices. I am not suggesting you do that in your scenario. Your wireless clients can get a dynamic IP address from the Netopia through the AP. If you only have the one AP then wireless clients aren't really roaming in that network. They either associate to the AP (using the correct encryption) or they don't.