[SATLUG] OT(?sorta) Linksys WCG200 - DHCP wrong (or bad) address
with routing and NAT turned on
jehaywood at gmail.com
Mon Mar 31 16:16:44 CDT 2008
On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 8:33 AM, ed <horned0wl93 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Thank you! What's interesting is that the reported DHCP server for
> > that 66 network is at 192.168.5.4.
> Likely correct, depending on the default factory spec internal IP
> address of your router. 192.168.xx.xx is the block of IANA-assigned
> addresses for a NATed Class C network -- what you would have inside your
Yep... It's a private network.
> router on your own network. (What is your router's IP internal address?
> What is your ISP-assigned IP address?) Your router would be responsible
> for assigning DHCP addresses within your network, and NATing them to
> your external IP address.
See that's what I find odd. The factory default on the Linksys
WCG200 for a router DHCP server is 192.168.0.1 (at least that's what
mine resets to when I reset it to factory defaults).
How I found the 192.168.5.4 address was by turning OFF the routing and
NATing on my Linksys and letting *their* DHCP set the info on a
windoze box and looking at it with ipconfig /all.
This morning it was down again. So I went thru the process of
turning off the routing and NATing to let their (Grande's) DHCP setup
the windoze box:
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 126.96.36.199
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 188.8.131.52
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.5.4
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 184.108.40.206
So I copied that to notepad and decided to see what would happen if I
put the routing and NATing back on and let the router pick up a DHCP
address. It came up with a 24.155.114.XXX address. Which *miracle of
miracles* worked! So I guess they fixed whatever was whigging out
with the DHCP.
Why couldn't the tech support guys just say there could be OR is a
routing issue and we are looking into it???
Why tell me that it's my hardware when I know full well it's NOT my hardware.
Everyone is crazy. It's just a matter of degree.
The oak tree in your backyard is just a nut that held its ground.
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