Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by HomerNarr, Sep 30, 2009.
Is there a way to configure a 255.0.0.0 subnet mask?
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.