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New network: 10.0.0.1 or 192.168.0.1..?

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When setting up a new LAN, is there any reason to use the 10.0.0.1 range over 192.168.0.1...?

Are there any caveats to either? Other than just the number of available subnets?

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It's mostly that. 10.0.0.0/8 allows for a LOT of hosts and fancy subnetting. There's really no point if it's a home network or small business.

There are other ranges as well e.g. 172.16.0.0/12, but to stick with the basics 192.168.0.0/16 works fine. Personally, I don't use 192.168.0.x nor 192.168.1.x as they are too often used by other networks which makes it a pain when it comes to VPNs and such, but you can easily pick 192.168.2.x or 192.168.3.0 or whichever you like instead.
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It's mostly that. 10.0.0.0/8 allows for a LOT of hosts and fancy subnetting. There's really no point if it's a home network or small business.

Technically speaking, yes, no point on a home network, "UNLESS" you want to be able to type your addresses by hand. having single number octets is quicker.

I use 10.1.1.1 / 255.255.255.0

Edited by MrJinje, 02 March 2010 - 04:28 PM.


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Agreed - I personally use 172.22.x.x/24, but that's because I've seen most home/smb networking equipment try to use a class C either at 10.x.x.x or 192.168.x.x, so I avoid those ranges due to the VPN connections I make. Just avoid using 172.16.0.0/12 or 10.0.0.0/8 for a home network - make sure you are breaking them down (any range) into a proper class C (or smaller) for a home network.
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Ok cool. I've been playing with http://www.subnet-calculator.com/ and it's taught me a few things about subnetting and notation.

What's the issue with VPN you both mention?

I'll be setting up VPN on this network that I originally asked the question for, so any knowledge I can use to plan ahead would be good.

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If you VPN from one RFC1918 network to another with the same IP range, you'll have trouble routing packets between the two networks (hosts will be the same IPs on both - not good for VPN).
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