Is there a 802.11g wireless router that allows DHCP to assign other than class C ip addresses. I have a client who uses a class c ip scheme and I can't attach with a class c address (ie client uses 192.168.1.xxx) and connection fails if I use a router assigning a 192.168.1.xxx address going thru his VPN.
I currently use a Netgear MR814 which allows me to use class A addresses in DHCP...would like to update from b to g.
Lee I have a Linksys WRT54G router (WRT54GS will be essentially the same). You can use ANY of the private IP address spaces with the router and have the router dole out DHCP addresses in whatever quantity the subnet address space allows...in a WRT54G router go to
Setup Network setup (about half way down) type in your local IP address of choice Class C: 192.168.1.XX Class B:
172.16.XX.XX Class A:
add the subnet mask. The default mask for C is 255.255.255.0 B is
255.255.0.0 A is
Set DHCP server to enable, add the starting range and however many DHCP user addresses you want your router to dole out.
There you'll have it, you can choose ANY private IP address space you want and have the router dole out as many DHCP addresses as the address space will allow, starting at whatever point in the address block you want (you may want to get ahold of a free copy of Wildpackets or Solarwinds in order to get an address calculator).
Linksys and most of the other wireless router companies shows 192.168.1.XX because that is the one that it usually defaults to and is perfectly OK to use. Personally, I use a class A address space with an unusual subnet mask, just to make it a bit harder to assume (like most) that I exist in the default address zone.