2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 2, 2015 11:22 AM by hstateman

    Has Intel reserved IP address 192.168.254.1 or subnet 192.168.254?

    hstateman

      Ever since home Wi-fi was available, my home router IP has been set to 192.168.254.1. Recently I purchased a Netgear C6300 cable modem/ router, and when I tried to assign it that address, the GUI said it was invalid. Tech support at Netgear is claiming that Intel has reserved that IP address for communication with the ATOM processor.

       

      They do not offer any documentation, just a 2nd tier engineer being told verbally by an escalation engineer. In my 20+ years supporting/testing network devices I have never heard of a CPU using an IP address, or a reserved subnet other than the standard class A, B, C and multicast groups.

       

      To add to my suspicion that Netgear support is off-base here is the fact that the C6300 will accept 192.168.255.1 which I know is an illegal address.

       

      If Intel has reserved 254, could someone please point me to documentation? If not, it would be nice to have something from Intel which I can show to Netgear so they can file a bug.

       

      Thanks

      Howard