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Wireless Router which can issue in the 10.x.x.x subnet

By Mehuls ·

I am looking for a wireless router which is able to issues Ip's in the
10.10.x.x subnet instead of the 192.168.x.x range.

Like for example, the ones that linksys and d link make issue in the 192.x.x.x
range - someone told me that WLS-108MBPS from 3 Com can issue in the 10.x.x.x

What do i need to look for in the technical specs before i buy it?

Thank You.

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by lowlands In reply to Wireless Router which can ...

As far as I know almost all of the wireless routers you can get allow you to specify the subnet you want to use. I have a linksys. By default, most of them are set up with an 192.168.x.x ip range, but you can change it to whatever you want it to be

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by curlergirl In reply to Wireless Router which can ...

I have never heard of a router that could *not* issue IP addresses in whatever range you want to define. The DHCP server on a router works just the same way as the DHCP server on any other machine. Almost all routers I know of are issued with a default IP address and DHCP range in the 192.168.0.x or 192.168.1.x range, but you can change that. All you need to do is configure your computer to use DHCP, then connect to the router's control panel through a browser (if it has a browser interface) or through Telnet, find the router's IP address and DHCP server settings and change them to use whatever subnet you want to define.

Hope this helps!

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by wcp In reply to Wireless Router which can ...

Read the manual.

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Read the post

by Kiltie In reply to

He hadn't got one.

He was asking before he buys

EDIT: changed tense

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by Mehuls In reply to Wireless Router which can ...


Thanks for your reply. I have a Linksys Wireless G broadband router (WRT54G).

I have tried to do what you have suggested.

1. navigate to http: and put it the username and password.

2. That takes me to the setup of page where I see the following options:

+ Local IP address: which defaults to
+ Subnet Mask: where their is a drop down box - with the following options:

and the default selected is

+ DHCP Server - Enable or Disabled options

the default is Enabled

+ Starting IP Address:

their is only one Starting IP Address:

192.168.1. x

where in you can input anything in x.

My problem is that if I change the Local IP Address to, select the appropriate subnet mask, say and I want DHCP to work - how do i make the starting address come from the 10.10.250.x

whereas the only thing that I can change is the x in
192.168.1.x !!!


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by educated_1_2 In reply to

I see what you mean. I have the same router at home. It doesn't look like you can change the 192.168.1 in the "starting IP". But, I think that it is just a default field. I would try and change it and see what happens. I assume you already did, but if not, just try it. If you can't, hack the router or go buy a new one. We use Cisco 800 series at work (I think), I know they are programmable to 10 network.

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What to look for when I buy

by Mehuls In reply to Hmmm

okay - when I buy a new router what do I need to tell the sales person so that I dont need up buying a router like the current Linksys one that I have?

Are all Cisco routers programmeable?


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You should be able to create a new scope

by w2ktechman In reply to Hmmm

in the DHCP properties area. I have an 5 yr. old Linksys (not wireless) that allows multiple scopes.

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Assign the IP address, save it and reboot

by bcpgm In reply to

When you change the Local IP Address to, what you are doing is to define the network as and the gateway address as You could actually assign the gateway IP address as Because the Subnet Mask was assigned as, the router acting as DHCP server will assign hosts (Servers, workstations, network printers, etc) IP addresses ranging
There will be exactly 253 available IP addresses for the hosts; 0 for Network, 255 for broadcast, and one for the gateway (typically 1 but you can assign any between 1 and 254 inclusive).
In wireless network, you can combine wireless and wired hosts. Because of practical limit for the wireless, the number of wireless is limited to 32.

Once you change the IP address (, you may have to reboot the computer to take effect.

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Make it clearer

by bcpgm In reply to Assign the IP address, sa ...

The total number of available IP addresses is 256 and three are reserved; Network (0), Broadcast (255), and Gateway.

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