I am developing a number of mobile websites (using IIS), and I want to test them using my mobile device which is connected on the same LAN. I would like to access each website via a different local IP address, such as 10.0.0.5, 10.0.0.6 etc. (Using the same IP address with different ports makes HTTPS difficult.)
For this, my computer will have to be assigned multiple IPs. This can be done in Network and Sharing Center -> Change adapter settings -> right click connection -> Properties -> IP4 -> Properties -> Advanced. However additional IPs cannot be added when DHCP is enabled.
I therefore would like my Netgear router to be DHCP enabled as I have other devices connected to it, but my computer should be connected without DHCP. My Netgear router supports multiple LAN groups. Group 1 is 10.0.0.x, and Group 3 is 192.168.1.x. So I though the best thing to do is to keep Group 1 DHCP enabled (I checked the 'Use Router as DHCP server' checkbox for this group), and to disabled DHCP for Group 3. Then in IP4 -> Properties on my computer, I clicked 'Use the following IP address', and entered
IP=192.168.1.2 Subnet mask=255.255.255.0 Default gateway=192.168.1.138
but there was an error in connecting - the Windows network troubleshooter came up and kindly 'fixed' it by using DHCP which connected it to Group 1 as normal.
How can I connect my computer to the router without DHCP while keeping DHCP enabled for other devices, or is there another way I can test multiple websites from my smartphone?