It seems unlikely, this is a fairly common IP for routers/gateways. We will check with our networking engineers and will let you know.
Have tried to use another range to see what happens?
Thanks for the quick reply. The Netgear C6300 accepted all addresses in the range of 192.168.0-253.1 and also accepted the illegal address of 192.168.255.1. I'm fairly certain because of this it is a bug in the router, but Netgear support is insisting it is "by design" due to Intel reserving 254 for the ATOM. In my 25 years of networking I have never heard of a CPU using an IP address, but then again, with the shift to V6 one never knows. Bottom line is if 254 is reserved for something, I can close the support case with Netgear. If it is not, I need documentation so they can file a bug