Linksys BEFSR41 on network that already has a DHCP server (Win2K Server)
I have the Linksys DSL router on a network already running a DHCP server. I know I need to disable DHCP on the Linksys, but what should I choose for the Linksys's LAN IP and subnet mask? The subnet mask on my network is 255.0.0.0, and that isn't an option from the Linksys setup's dropdown menu. Any additional pointers would be great too. Thanks, Farley
Well your problem goes back to simple tcp/ip. If you read the documentation the linksys only supports up to 253 users. Thats 255 minus the broadcast (192.168.1.255) and itself (192.168.1.1) (this is a range classified as a class c network subnet being 255.255.255.0 - 255.255.255.252). The amount of machines on the subnet you have on your internal network theoretically can reach a maximum of 16,777,214 possible unique addresses (this subnet of 255.0.0.0 is what is known as a class a network). Obviously not supported by the linksys . So your only option is to change the subnet mask on your internal network dhcp scope on your server. Then simply exclude the the ip address of the router.
[This message has been edited by dissident75 (edited 08-26-2000).]
easy fix to your problem, ditch the class a subnet, and change the gateway to the router adddress, be sure to also put in the dns info on the 2k box and on the setup page on the router, this should resolve any issues