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    DHCP handing out wrong router IP

    In one of my schools, i noticed that ipconfig /all on a workstation was showing me that although the ip was in the 10.86.7.1-255 range (subnet 255.255.255.0) the gateway address was set to 10.86.8.1 (co-incidently another school of mine !) instead of 10.86.7.1. :!:

    It was set wrong in DHCP Setup.

    Now what I want to know - how come everything seemed to be working and nothing had a problem with this

    BTW It wasn't me that setup the DHCP Server

    regards

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    Re: DHCP handing out wrong router IP

    Everything you access is on the same subnet. You never have to traverse the gateway for anything.

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    Re: DHCP handing out wrong router IP

    Yes - thats what I think - its just not used by anything

    But something must need it (or why bother having it included :?: )

    regards

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    PS And why do network printers and wireless APs have gateway address setting as well - do they do anything?

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    Re: DHCP handing out wrong router IP

    Assuming all your services are on the same subnet, then you may never need the gateway (as Geoff says).

    The most obvious time that you would need to connect off-subnet would be Internet access, but if you have a proxy server on your local subnet, then that would be ruled out also.

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