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WRT54GL and Class A Subnet

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by HomerNarr, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. HomerNarr

    HomerNarr Addicted to LI Member

    Is there a way to configure a 255.0.0.0 subnet mask?
     
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    You should be able to configure whatever mask you want, but my curiosity has gotten the best of me. Why do you need such a mask?
     
  3. HomerNarr

    HomerNarr Addicted to LI Member

    my company uses a local private network that has been set to use a private network address range from "10.x.x.x".

    I know, its overkill, but is has been installed that way before i got employed.
    for eg printers, routers and stuff are on 10.0.4.x , pc and mac are on 10.0.0.x.
    All works well, since its one network.

    Now i bought a WRT54GL and set it to a specific network address, but i cant set the
    subnetmask for the ethernet interface to 255.0.0.0 because the Pulldownmenue only offers "class c" and subnetted "class c".
    I looked for something reliable and got this device recommended.
    (i want to cover some "lounges" for laptop use)

    So, how to set a "class a" (/8) network?
     
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Far enough and great explanation. I know you can with the lan side but have never had a need to on the wan. Is there a dhcp server on you 10/8 work network? If so just let it accept an ip that way. But regardless i will check when i get home. You may have to update the firmware to something other than factory to get that functionality, that is what i can check when i get home unless someone answers sooner.
     
  5. HomerNarr

    HomerNarr Addicted to LI Member

    changed to dd-wrt firmware which allows to set class a subnet mask.
    i am happy it worked, since i shot my very first flash job and ever since i am very nervous erverytime i have to flash something.
     
  6. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Flashs sometimes just go bad, its the nature of how flash memory works. But the percentage is so small its really not a worry. Most of the trouble comes from folks not being patient. Glad to hear all is well.
     

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