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Re: A problem with 10.0.0.0/8 as the backbone network and consumer routers?



Am 24.01.2012 14:27, schrieb Mike Gabriel:
> Hi Petter,
> 
> On Di 24 Jan 2012 13:16:43 CET Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> 
>> I've discovered a problem with our new backbone network setup.  Trying
>> to configure a Linksys Wireless-G broadband router to use 10.0.0.8/8
>> is impossible.  Its default firmware can not handle less than /24.  It
>> provide /24, /25, /27, etc.  but not /8.  I suspect this is the case
>> with other consumer broadband routers too.
>>
>> Should we care?  This make it harder to test the full Skolelinux setup
>> with common hardware. :(
> 
> Sounds like a crap firmware to me...
> 
> I would no care. I have never encountered that with other devices. But I
> am no hardware specialist...
> 
> Mike
> 
> 
Hi!

I had the same issue some years ago with a D-Link printserver.
D-Link-hotline told something like "Our printserver is designed for
home-networks. So other masks then 24-bit are not needed".

For linksys -routers i guess there should be the possibility to flash
something like

openWRT
> https://openwrt.org/

freeWRT
> http://freewrt.org

dd-wrt
> http://www.dd-wrt.com

ReadU
Frank




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