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Re: [TenTec] Omni VII - I feel like such a n00b...

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] Omni VII - I feel like such a n00b...
From: Jeff Iddings <jeff@iddings.us>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 05:40:51 -0500
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For the record, I'm not a "n00b" when it comes to network stuff. It's
more or less what I do by trade. I was a _bit_ surprised that the Omni
VII doesn't have a DHCP client. I was all set to just put the MAC
address of the radio in my dhcpd.conf, but my plans were foiled!

As you may have guessed, my home network is 192.168.0.X...  and I wasn't
not inclined to change it for a radio -- though it's a "home network"
there are 12 devices connected to it, roommates computer(s), etc.

My temporary solution was to just to create a route for the 192.168.1.x
network..   so that'll do the job, for now, though it sounds like I
might need to submit a bug report to the developers at TenTec.

Thanks for all your advice and I'm sorry Ed if I sounded like a bit of a
jerk last night, but your reply as equally as curt.


Bob Cunnings wrote:
> 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:
> http://rfsquared.com/file_download/180
> 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 address, this could be a
> problem. Per RFC 1918, the range of private class C network addresses
> is is from to (per RFC 1918) so
>, 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 <ac5aa1@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Agreed, but the radio is most likely getting assigned an IP via DHCP in the
>> router, and most folks don't change the default settings.  Then again, maybe
>> 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 router in
>> the user's environment.
>>         73, Duane
>> Duane Calvin, AC5AA
>> Austin, Texas
>> www.ac5aa.com
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