SBS 2011 - Connect to Internet Wizard, Router IP and Server IP (private IP address)
Posted on 2014-02-05
I am configuring a new SBS 2011 Server for a client. They previously had no Server, ran DHCP through the router and their email was hosted offsite. When I go through the "Connect to the Internet" wizard in the SBS Console, it locates my Router IP and Server IP, however, when I click to Continue, I get the following error message:
"The IP address for the server or internal network adapter on the router must be a private IP address, such as 192.168.1.x."
Currently the router IP is 126.96.36.199 and I have configured the Server IP as 188.8.131.52 to fall in that range.
From what I've read, the below IP ranges are the only allowable private IP ranges on SBS.
192.168.0.1 to 192.168.255.254
172.16.0.1 to 172.31.255.254
10.0.0.1 to 10.255.255.254
Is this true? OR IS THERE A WORKAROUND TO ALLOW ME TO CONTINUE SETUP WITH THE 192.224.186.x RANGE? Can I plug in false information just to get through the wizard successfully and then plug in the appropriate IP information after the fact to match my network range. Another company actually maintains the configuration of their router. With limited access to the router configuration and numerous applications that rely on the already established network range, this could get ugly... Obviously I cannot continue with Internet address setup, certs, etc. until this is resolved.