on 03-03-2014 11:55
I've just upgraded to a Super Hub 2 from my previous Super Hub (which ran in Modem mode). My network's DHCP management is currently handled by my older Cisco wi-fi router, but now I think I'm going to try using the faster connection options of the SH2 and use that as my router and remove the old Cisco from my system.
So, I need to copy my DHCP mapping table from my old Cisco router over to the SH2 (which would be SO much easier if I could cut'n'paste the whole 12-digit MAC address into the SH2's fields rather than doing it one hex pair at a time!) but I can't seem to find how to make the addresses match.
All my current network devices are configured in the 192.168.0.1/32 range, but the SH2 wants me to define everything as 192.168.0.* - how do I force it to use 192.168.1.* ranges (it won't let me change its default IP base address to 192.168.1.1 via the Advanced control panel, it reports "LAN IP address and cable modem IP address cannot be in the same subnet").
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on 03-03-2014 12:07
on 03-03-2014 15:57
Many thanks, that worked fine.
Now, I've been sitting here manually re-keying in all the IP mappings for the MAC addresses for all the stuff on our network, but the Super Hub has stopped me at just 16 IP reservations. I have the DHCP address range set to *.2 to *.254 (i.e. max 253 users) but I can't find where to change the settings to allow more reserved MAC/IP addresses.
For the record (in case anyone cares) in our household we have two desktop PCs (myself & daughter), two laptops (myself & wife, both of which have wired and wi-fi MAC addresses), a NAS, a networked printer, two tablets, two phones, an occasional work laptop, and an assorted array of other networked home gadgets (TiVo box, Wii, BluRay disc player, media player, home-automation controller box, wife's Kindle, etc). I guess that's why houses need superfast broadband these days. Whatever, it's more than 16 MAC addresses anyway, and I've only got about two-thirds of the way through the list printed from my old router!
on 03-03-2014 16:22
on 03-03-2014 19:00
16 is the limit for dhcp reservations from reports I've seen on here
Darn, how the heck do Virgin get away with putting the word "Super" in the title I wonder? Max of 253 connections (which is fair enough) but you can only assign IP addresses for a paltry 16 of them?! What sort of amateur outfit are they?
So, I either treat the SH2 like I probably should have done in the first place and just use it in Modem mode... or I configure DHCP assignment via my NAS, which will do the job fine (as it's a properly designed piece of kit) but unfortunately I believe doing so will prevent the RAID HDDs from spinning down when idle as they do at the moment.
on 03-03-2014 19:36
on 04-03-2014 08:26
I guess I should learn not to expect too much from Virgin (especially after the first "Super" Hub ).
I've now hard-mapped some of my fixed devices to free up enough DHCP slots for the mobile stuff, but it's a real pain having to go through all the IP/subnet/gateway/DNS settings for everything (often using slow user-interfaces, TV etc) when DHCP should do it all for me automatically in a nice simple and tidy list - that's it's job after all. Grrrr Virgin!
I hate to ask this, but am I going to find the same problem if I use MAC-based security on my wireless network? I previously did, but there are about 35 MAC addresses authorised on my old router at present.
on 04-03-2014 08:38