WRT54GL doesn’t support static IP address client via DHCP
That is stupid.
PARTICULARLY since the firmware has a whole section for “Port Range Forward”ing. DOUBLY SO since the firmware upgrade I ran today, bringing it from a 2007 version to a 2009 version, improved on this by adding a “Single Port Forward” feature. The ASININE trouble is that you have to specify what IP address you are forwarding to BUT you can’t associate an IP address to a MAC address on the router. DUMB.
Yes, you can set the IP address manually on your computer but SCREW THAT SHIT.
DD-WRT, Tomato or Open-WRT will be installed shortly.
Update 11-21-09: Tomato installed. Loving it.