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CloudBuilder 04-29-2004 08:05 PM

Invalid DHCP server lease time
 
I have 2 DEONET access points. I use these ap's normally for inter building connection.

In the past I accessed them with Winme, but in these days, I like to use (Suse) linux.

Normally I connect 1 ap over a hub to a laptop. (not connected to the network).

In my network I use a dhcp server with a range 192.172.1.0 - 192.172.1.99 subnet 255.255.255.0 .The range 192.172.1.100 and up I use for print servers and ap's.

The ap's have the addresses from 211 to 214.

The ap's are accessed by browser.

Recently I wanted to change 2 ap's.

I started my laptop with suse 9.0. Changed the ip address to 192.168.1.150
The ap's come normally with a fixed address 192.168.1.1.
So you connect one and change the address then the next etc. After that you change the ip address from the laptop to 192.172.1.150 and you can access and modify the other parameters from the ap's

In Suse, I could access the ap. I even could modify parameters, but I could not change the IP from the ap.

When I tried this, I got the next reply:

Invalid DHCP server lease time out of range 1-604800.

The strange thing is, that when I did the same thing under WinMe the IP was changed without any trouble.

Can anyone give me some hint, how I have to get the thing done under Linux?

CloudBuilder

zaphodiv 04-30-2004 09:24 AM

>192.172.1.0
An ip address with a last octet of zero is technicall valid but some softare still dosn't like it.

I suspect your pobablem is unrelated to using linux. What is the dhcp server?
Have you checked what lease time it is giving out?

>I started my laptop with suse 9.0. Changed the ip address to 192.168.1.150
You mean your laptop's ip?
> So you connect one and change the address then the next etc.
>After that you change the ip address from the laptop to 192.172.1.150
You can't use the same ip for your laptop and the access point.

CloudBuilder 04-30-2004 04:22 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by zaphodiv
>192.172.1.0
An ip address with a last octet of zero is technicall valid but some softare still dosn't like it.

I suspect your pobablem is unrelated to using linux. What is the dhcp server?
Have you checked what lease time it is giving out?

>I started my laptop with suse 9.0. Changed the ip address to 192.168.1.150
You mean your laptop's ip?
> So you connect one and change the address then the next etc.
>After that you change the ip address from the laptop to 192.172.1.150
You can't use the same ip for your laptop and the access point.
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As I stated under winme I had (and have) no problems at all, but I want to find out what the trouble is in linux.

laptop <--->hub<----->ap <--////--> network<--->router/dhcp
(there is no connection to the network!!! I pulled the plug)

No dhcp every thing has its own IP.

The procedure is as follows, give your laptop an IP in the same subnet as
the AP. Access the ap. Change the ip number from the ap. (of course after that, you have to change also the ip from the laptop) But the ap does not want to change ..................................
It gives an error about lease time, but there is no dhcp at all. The ap has a dhcp build in, but that one is disabled, and I am not at the network at all, perhaps you can imagine why I am wondering what happens.......

CloudBuilder

zaphodiv 04-30-2004 08:41 PM

I think it's a bug in the access point. Contact the manufacturer of the access point for support.


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