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Old 10-10-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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Hello everyone

Would like to first say hello as I have recently joined this forum.

I recently purchased a Linksys EA3500 router/access point after reading much about it on the net. However, I seem to have a problem with it acting as the DHCP server and am writing to see if anyone else has issues with their EA3500 DHCP server. I previously owned a Linksys WRT54G router and it was a brilliant little machine.. alas it died after 10 years of faithfully service.

1/ Currently using the EA3500 classical interface as I do not trust the CiscoCloud.
2/ Setting my internal network to 192.168.1.x/16 (netmask
3/ My wireless PCs are able to connect to the EA3500 SSID (WPA2-personal)
4/ Alas, Internet connection was not available.

After much investigation, I noted the following

1/ For some reason, the EA3500 does not seem to assign any of my devices with the correct IP address.
2/ Windows 7 machines (Wireless) are assigned 169.254.x.y/16 (Netmask
3/ My wired NAS is assigned ip address for some reason
4/ My Android devices cant even connect
5/ My Bluray players (Wired) cant get any IP address assignment on DHCP

My work around at the moment are either
1/ Physically assigning a static IP address to my devices
2/ Using the DHCP address reservation on the EA3500.

I guess that really defeats the purpose of the DHCP.

I have done the following
1/ Reflashed the EA3500
2/ Rebooted the router via the hard reset button.

alas, all to no avail

I was wondering if anyone has a similar issue or know if the issue and available fixes

Thanks again in advanced and I look forward to hearing from you


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2/ Setting my internal network to 192.168.1.x /16 (netmask
Is this a typo?
CIDR prefix /16 is equivalent to a subnet mask of would be /28

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Apologies.. yes it is a typo.. the CIDR netmask for is /28... In my haste to get the message out before heading out for evening shift work.. *SIGH**..
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