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I just expanded my network DHCP scope to 10.0.0.1 - 10.0.1.254 with a subnet mask of 255.255.254.0.  I have set most of my static IP devices to the new subnet mask (DHCP on the device is turned off), however, I have several Cisco/Linksys E2000 devices that will not allow me to manually set the subnet.  Instead, it has a drop-down menu with the following selections:
255.255.255.0
255.255.255.128
255.255.255.192
255.255.255.224
255.255.255.240
255.255.255.248
255.255.255.252

I have it set at 255.255.255.0 with an IP address of 10.0.0.xx and the devices seem to be working fine.

Is the inability to select the proper subnet a concern?
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by:Sajid Shaik M
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it's a simple logic...

u just enabled a single sub net of 254 clients...

until u don't have a routing or vlans in your network... nothing to worry about it.. it'll works fine


all the best
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by:Ken Herr
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Shaik
I don't understand -- you said we enabled a subnet of 254 clients.  Actually, we have extended the subnet to include 508 clients with the subnet starting at 255.255.254.000
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If the APs need to actually talk to any devices with an IP of 10.0.1.x you won't be able to get that working, but it's not going to be an issue if clients are only using the AP as a means to get from wireless to wired network.

The clients don't actually talk to the AP, and vice-versa, so you won't get any issues.  As long as the PC you're managing the APs from is using a 10.0.0.x IP address (not a 10.0.1.x address) no-one will ever know :-)
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by:Ken Herr
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thank you
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