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I just recieved a call from a fellow admin seeking advice. He has two
wireless routers. A Linksys & Netgear.

Netgear: Primary router for the office. Serves as DHCP server for wired
and wireless. Running WAP2 Running on a 10.0.0.x network
Linksys: Wireless only. Used for setting up porable demonstration kits for
use on the road. Running on a 10.10.254.x network. Older unit. Likely not
support WAP2.

Situation: Both routers were powered on. The Linksys was NOT hard wired the
office network at all. Some hard wired desktops connected to the Netgear
router (via a switch) were now getting 10.10.254.x DHCP assignments.

When he logged into teh Netgear, all the network/DHCP server settings were
still configured with 10.0.0x

It is almost as if the wireless settings from the older linksys
(10.10.254.x) were slipping into the wired network via the Netgear. Almost
like a back door piggy back router thing going on.

Any thoughts?


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JasonP wrote:
> I just recieved a call from a fellow admin seeking advice. He has two
> wireless routers. A Linksys & Netgear.
>
> Netgear: Primary router for the office. Serves as DHCP server for wired
> and wireless. Running WAP2 Running on a 10.0.0.x network
> Linksys: Wireless only. Used for setting up porable demonstration kits for
> use on the road. Running on a 10.10.254.x network. Older unit. Likely not
> support WAP2.
>
> Situation: Both routers were powered on. The Linksys was NOT hard wired the
> office network at all. Some hard wired desktops connected to the Netgear
> router (via a switch) were now getting 10.10.254.x DHCP assignments.
>
> When he logged into teh Netgear, all the network/DHCP server settings were
> still configured with 10.0.0x
>
> It is almost as if the wireless settings from the older linksys
> (10.10.254.x) were slipping into the wired network via the Netgear. Almost
> like a back door piggy back router thing going on.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
>


Cisco.

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On Thu, 07 Aug 2008 17:43:57 +0000, JasonP wrote:

> Any thoughts?


Don't use Linksys or Netgear for office infrastructure.

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>
> Any thoughts?
>
>



I'm off in 3 hours, should I go by the store on the way home or do I
have beer in the fridge?
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> Some hard wired desktops connected to the Netgear
> router (via a switch) were now getting 10.10.254.x DHCP assignments.


Do these same desktops have WiFi or Bluetooth?

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Yeah. Sounds like the NetGear is routing to that other wireless subnet,
and you're getting dualing DHCP servers.

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JasonP wrote:
> I just recieved a call from a fellow admin seeking advice. He has two
> wireless routers. A Linksys & Netgear.
>
> Netgear: Primary router for the office. Serves as DHCP server for wired
> and wireless. Running WAP2 Running on a 10.0.0.x network
> Linksys: Wireless only. Used for setting up porable demonstration kits for
> use on the road. Running on a 10.10.254.x network. Older unit. Likely not
> support WAP2.
>
> Situation: Both routers were powered on. The Linksys was NOT hard wired the
> office network at all. Some hard wired desktops connected to the Netgear
> router (via a switch) were now getting 10.10.254.x DHCP assignments.
>
> When he logged into teh Netgear, all the network/DHCP server settings were
> still configured with 10.0.0x
>
> It is almost as if the wireless settings from the older linksys
> (10.10.254.x) were slipping into the wired network via the Netgear. Almost
> like a back door piggy back router thing going on.
>
> Any thoughts?
>
>

I think someone plugged in the Linksys to the network, these desktops
got their IP's from that device and they just haven't released them yet.

Brad
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