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 Post subject: Problem setting LAN IP on new router
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:42 pm 
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I just bought this new router: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156249. I have it all setup except for a static IP on the lan. On my old router I had the router setup as 192.168.0.6 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.248 and it worked great for my needs. On this router if I try to make a subnet any smaller than 255.255.255.0 it says the LAN ip specified is out of range. I would really like to get this setup because I really don't like using DHCP.


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 Post subject: Re: Problem setting LAN IP on new router
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:58 pm 
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If you can only use a 255.255.255.0, then just use a 255.255.255.0. Using a /24 rather than a /29 has no impact on whether or not you can turn off DHCP and use static addresses.


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 Post subject: Re: Problem setting LAN IP on new router
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:11 pm 
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I know but I would like to use a /29 so that I don't have tons of unused hosts.

Also on a side note I'm having a big problem with my network card I just bought for my moms computer. It is this card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166038. It connects just fine, and it goes between a good and very good signal strength. Yet it won't connect to the internet. I can't even ping the router most of the time. Out of 10 pings to my routers IP, 8 of them said request timed out, and 1 of them had a 50% return rate and another had a 75% return rate. Needless to say I have no idea why it is doing this. I did an ipconfig /all and all of the ips were setup correctly.

I know the wireless works too because I have surfed the internet on my laptop and it stayed at excellent the whole time


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 Post subject: Re: Problem setting LAN IP on new router
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:34 am 
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I'd say turn off the wireless and see if you can isolate the issue by connecting machines back one at a time.


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 Post subject: Re: Problem setting LAN IP on new router
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:28 pm 
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Still the exact same outcome. The computer has sent about 450 packets and only received 18, so for some reason it isn't getting any packets back?


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 Post subject: Re: Problem setting LAN IP on new router
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:43 pm 
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I know but I would like to use a /29 so that I don't have tons of unused hosts.
To be blunt, does it really matter? You already have the DHCP server disabled...... Lock down the wireless well, and a 'large' (253 spaces) address pool isn't that much of an issue.
There's also the possibility that the router's firmware just doesn't like (read: the engineers said "who's going to do this?) the /29 subnet. Only way to tell for sure: try it as a /24 subnet.

As to your other issue: I can think of three simple things that'll cause the massive lost-packets problem - faulty NIC (swap with known-good), faulty/damaged LAN cable (swap with known-good), or faulty LAN port on router (move cable to another (known-good) port.)
Far more likely that it's hardware, than it is Windows. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Problem setting LAN IP on new router
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:41 am 
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Well thanks for that, I guess I'll try to RMA it with newegg tomorrow and get it sent back.


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