Solved

10.0.0.x or 192.168.0.x non-routable network - which should I use?

Posted on 2004-10-12
6
458 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I am setting up a 2003 server network at school.  Is there some reason why I should be using the 192.168... range instead of the 10.0.0.x range?  When the DHCP server suddenly stops functioning, then the 192.168.x.x range is automatically adopted by each PC. Understood.  Is this the reason why I see so little reference to and use of the 10.0.0.x range?  
0
Comment
Question by:Alistair7
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Chris Dent earned 500 total points
ID: 12286176

No reason you should use one over the other except for the range of the scope. If you get the 192 Address on a PC have you tried seeing where it is getting the address (possibly a Router / Firewall)? If you run:

ipconfig /all

At the command prompt it will tell you whether or not it is using DHCP, and the Server Address if it is.

Just for reference:

10.0.0.0/8 is a Class A Scope, with all addresses between 10.0.0.0 and 10.255.255.255 usable (scope includes Network and Broadcast Address).

172.16.0.0/12 is a Class B Scope, with all addresses between 172.16.0.0 and 172.31.255.255 usable (again including the Network and Broadcast Addresses).

192.168.0.0/16 is a Class C Scope, with all addresses between 192.168.0.0 and 192.168.255.255 usable (one last time for those Network and Broadcast Addresses).

HTH
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Chris Dent
ID: 12286190
I keep forgetting to add things...

If no DHCP Server is present (and the Network Connection is active) then an Address from the Automatic Range is assigned:

This is a Class C Subnet (/16) with Addresses in the Range 169.254.0.0 to 169.254.255.255.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Alistair7
ID: 12295317
Is the automatically assigned 169.254 range also non routable?
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Chris Dent
ID: 12295737
Yep
0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:Chris Dent
ID: 12295739
Although non-routable is a bad description, all IP ranges are routable, just some aren't used in the public IP space ;)
0
 

Author Comment

by:Alistair7
ID: 12300468
thanks
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The HP utility "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Windows Server 2003/2008" could be of great use when it comes to remotely configure a HP servers ILO WITHOUT rebooting the server. We would only need to create and run scripts using thi…
Setting up a Microsoft WSUS update system is free relatively speaking if you have hard disk space and processor capacity.   However, WSUS can be a blessing and a curse. For example, there is nothing worse than approving updates and they just have…
The Email Laundry PDF encryption service allows companies to send confidential encrypted  emails to anybody. The PDF document can also contain attachments that are embedded in the encrypted PDF. The password is randomly generated by The Email Laundr…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

785 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question