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Change DHCP server range?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Tom Swift, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Tom Swift

    Tom Swift LI Guru Member

    I've read conflicting descriptions -- when you change the "Local IP Address" from the default of to be on a different subnet, e.g.,, does the router's DHCP server allocate IP addresses in the new subnet (e.g., through or does it continue to allocate IPs using the default 192.168.1.x subnet?

    I'd rather not experiment with my currently working setup. :)
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    it will change to whatever scope to you change it too
  3. Tom Swift

    Tom Swift LI Guru Member

    You can't actually change the third octet of the DHCP allocation range manually.

    That is, although the Local IP Address defaults to, the line to reset that has four blank boxes. You can put anything you like in each of the boxes. On the other hand, the place to change the default DHCP allocation range has only one box:

    My question was, if you change the Local IP address to will the Setup page now display 192.168.2.___ for the DHCP allocation range. I had read someplace that it did, but I have a report from someone else who says that it did not.

    The straightforward way to answer this question is to just try it. But as I said, I'd rather not mess with my working system and I don't have a spare WRT54G to experiment on.

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