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[Discuss] selecting a subnet

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I am with Derek in this case, but remember that 192.168.n.n, 10.n.n.n
and 172.16 - 172.31 are non-routable meaning that your router SHOULD
never expose these addresses beyond the subnet. So, in the case where
you have to set something up at the last minute, the 192.168 addresses
are not going to conflict. I would also make sure that the wifi is set
up with a pass code so that people outside the group can't use it
although in this case the risk is minimal. especially if you disconnect
the router after the boy scout meeting.

On 09/15/2014 09:17 AM, Bill Horne wrote:
> On Sunday, September 14, 2014 10:57:19 PM Derek Martin wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 04:04:12PM -0400, Stephen Adler wrote:
>>> I'm setting up a small network at work behind my own firewall. Typically
>>> I would use a network but I'm afraid the IT people at
>>> work have used that for something in my work LAN environment.
> Um, yeah, well, ah, I, um, guess I, ah, agree, sort of ...
> But ...
> There are exceptions to every rule, and when the 3rd-line manager of the
> company I'm working at tells me (always at 4:59 PM on Friday, of
course) that
> his son's Boy Scout troop will be visiting on Saturday and that he'd
like them
> to be able to use their BlackAndPad dumb phones while they're inside the
> firewall, I am disposed to remember the golden rule and to do what it
takes to
> make his wish come true.
> If the regular IT staff (who have, of course, left for the day) has
set up a
> DMZ to accord visitors Internet access, then the process is simple. If
> well, I just try to remember who's name is on the door.
> Bill

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