Wireless subnets 192.168.0 and 192.168.1

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Alfie, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Alfie

    Alfie Guest

    I have a DSL-G604T ADSL Modem Wireless Router, and a DSL-2000AP+
    Access point on a PC elsewhere in the house.

    The router IP is and the access point IP is
    The 2000AP+ assigns a dynamic DHCP IP to the attached PC of

    As these are two different subnets (192.168.0 and 192.168.1) how do I
    get the wireless network up and running since all attempts have failed
    so far? I suspect it's a 2000AP+ setting but I just can't find it.

    Alfie, Oct 25, 2004
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    Wab Guest

    What is the subnet mask set to?

    Kind regards

    Wab, Oct 25, 2004
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    Tiscali Tim Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    They can be the same or different subnets depending on what Subnet Mask you

    If you want them to be in the same subnet, your mask must be limited to the
    common bits of the address ranges - which is the first 23 bits rather than
    the usual 24 bits.

    Thus, instead of using, use or - if you prefer -

    The important thing is that the bit which is a zero in one range and a 1 in
    the other, *mustn't* be included in the mask.

    Tiscali Tim, Oct 25, 2004
  4. Alfie

    David Wood Guest

    It's probably the router allocating the IP address - the chances are
    that the router is running a DHCP server and the access point isn't.

    Assuming that you're using the typical Class C subnet mask of for a 192.168.x.y network, the best thing is to change the
    IP address of the access point to 192.168.1.y - where y is not 1 and not
    a value in your DHCP pool.

    That way the AP will be on the same subnet as the router and the DHCP
    pool and everything will work smoothly.

    You could, as another poster has suggested, switch everything to a
    subnet mask of, but that is not a typical configuration,
    and you may find some home network equipment that won't be happy with a
    different subnet mask to on a 192.168.x.y network.

    David Wood, Oct 25, 2004
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    Tiscali Tim Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    That's probably what he's got at the moment. Do you mean like
    I suggested?
    Why should it care, as long as a consistent (within itself) addressing
    scheme is used?
    Tiscali Tim, Oct 25, 2004
  6. Alfie

    David Wood Guest

    I did, sorry - that was a typo. I was meaning moving from /24 to /23 - as you say.

    It shouldn't - but some home user kit has things like netmasks
    hard-wired in the configuration. It may be easier therefore to move
    everything into a subnet as this is common usage in the

    As something has to be changed, it seems easier to change the IP address
    of the wireless access point than the netmask on all the equipment. I
    don't believe the original poster needs a larger subnet than

    David Wood, Oct 25, 2004
  7. The IP address on an access point is irrelevant it is only used to
    manage the AP.
    The networks are bridged so are independent of the IP address.

    I think your problem is that you really want a wireless bridge to
    connect a wired network to the wireless router.
    Some APs can do this (by acting as a client on the network), some can't.

    Is this what you are trying to do?
    [email protected], Oct 25, 2004
  8. Either tell the AP to use DHCP to get its address from the router, or
    manually reset its address (or the router address) to the same subnet
    as the other. I've never come across a router or AP on which this was
    not possible.
    Mark McIntyre, Oct 31, 2004
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