I always assign my IP addresses statically (having been an ISP for years I'm
a nerd about this) so I don't even notice when devices do or don't have DHCP
capability. This capability is so pervasive these days that one just
expects it to be available, if not by default. Just shows...never assume
What I said before still goes....no reason the radio should not accept a
zero there. One would think it a relatively easy fix.
Better still would be DHCP. People need that, IMHO, if only as an option.
However, adding DHCP might be more of a significant task.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Cunnings" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2007 1:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] Omni VII - I feel like such a n00b...
> Actually, DHCP isn't involved. The Omni VII ip address is statically
> assigned, by the user, as a member of the class C network behind the
> router. See:
> The user must discover the router's ip address, and then construct an
> appropriate address for the Omni VII, by modifying the last octet. In
> the (unlikely ?) event that the network behind the router isn't the
> typical (private) class C 192.168.1.0 address, this could be a
> problem. Per RFC 1918, the range of private class C network addresses
> is is from 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255 (per RFC 1918) so
> 192.168.0.0, requiring a zero in the 3rd octet, may actually be
> encountered in real life. Apparently the Omni VII doesn't have DHCP
> client functionality...
> Bob NW8L
> On Dec 7, 2007 10:36 PM, Duane Calvin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Agreed, but the radio is most likely getting assigned an IP via DHCP in
> > router, and most folks don't change the default settings. Then again,
> > I'm way off on this - I don't have an Omni VII and don't know what is
> > required for the setup other than it's expected to reside behind a
> > the user's environment.
> > 73, Duane
> > Duane Calvin, AC5AA
> > Austin, Texas
> > www.ac5aa.com
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