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NETGEAR RangeMax™ NEXT Wireless Router WNR834B User Manual
Customizing Your Network Settings 4-3
v2.1, July 2007
When set to Both or In Only, the router incorporates the RIP information that it receives.
When set to None, the router does not send any RIP packets and ignores any RIP
packets received.
RIP Version. This controls the format and the broadcasting method of the RIP packets sent by
the router.
(It recognizes both formats when receiving.) The default setting is RIP-1.
RIP-1 is universally supported. RIP-1 is usually adequate unless you have an unusual
network setup.
RIP-2 carries more information. RIP-2B uses subnet broadcasting.
Using the Router as a DHCP server
By default, the router functions as a DHCP server, allowing it to assign IP, DNS server, and default
gateway addresses to all computers connected to the router's LAN. The assigned default gateway
address is the LAN address of the router. The router assigns IP addresses to the attached computers
from a pool of addresses specified in this menu. Each pool address is tested before it is assigned to
avoid duplicate addresses on the LAN.
For most applications, the default DHCP and TCP/IP settings of the router are satisfactory. See
“Internet Networking and TCP/IP Addressing” in Appendix B for an explanation of DHCP and
information about how to assign IP addresses for your network.
Specify the pool of IP addresses to be assigned by setting the Starting IP Address and Ending IP
Address. These addresses should be part of the same IP address subnet as the router’s LAN IP
address. Using the default addressing scheme, you should define a range between 192.168.1.2 and
192.168.1.254, although you may wish to save part of the range for devices with
fixed addresses.
The router delivers the following parameters to any LAN device that requests DHCP:
An IP Address from the range you have defined
Subnet Mask
Gateway IP Address (the router’s LAN IP address)
Primary DNS Server (if you entered a Primary DNS address in the Basic Settings menu;
otherwise, the router’s LAN IP address)
Note: If you change the LAN IP address of the router while connected through the
browser, you will be disconnected. You must then open a new connection to the
new IP address and log in again.
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