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-Where possible, the highest valid [IP] in any range should be the default gateway
. So, to set your default gateway, take your broadcast address and subtract one on it, and try that.
+Where possible, the highest valid [IP] in any range should be the default gateway . So, to set your default gateway, take your broadcast address and subtract one on it, and try that.
This is why the default gateway on a <tt>/24</tt> is normally <tt>.254</tt>.
Use [DHCP] to allocate [IP]s and configure services such as DNS to clients. Make sure that [IP]s allocated have [ForwardLookup]s and [ReverseLookup]s.
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When providing access to off-site users, such as people working from home, [RoadWarrior]s, or remote branches, use a VPN to provide secure access to your internal servers.
When securing wireless networks, it is sensible to completely lock down the wlan so that the only permitted activity is to the VPN server. For wireless users to participate in the network they have to connect via your VPN first.
 The alternative seems
the other way around and uses the lowest IP
in an address range as
the gateway. ie. in
network . 1 is the gateway
+ to the in the a network. .
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