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Way back in 2005, I wrote about UCI Resnet's completely brain-dead instructions to "set up" a router (actually, it would result in a complete screw up of the router.)
Obviously, they haven't learned from that episode. They are now requiring the same brain-dead setup again.
Like 6 years ago, this will be a complete failure, and will only result in lots and lots of problems, including rogue DHCP servers, each time such a misconfigured router is reset.
I see that in 6 years, UCI Resnet has not changed one bit. They are still bloody amateurs who should never be let near a network.
He who doesn't learn from history is damned to repeat it...
What makes this even more baffling is that in 2005, Ted Roberge of Resnet himself stated in a White Paper that this kind of router misconfiguration doesn't work...
Rogue DHCP servers. Although Resnet originally prohibited routers, this became an “unenforceable” policy with the popularity of small home wireless routers. A combination of events caused many routers to be set up incorrectly, resulting in them becoming Rogue DHCP Servers. In an attempt to help residents set up their routers and still be able to register their computers, Resnet published guidelines on how to set them up as Access Points. This became a double edged sword. When configured correctly, they worked great. However, any reset, power failure, or disconnect resulted in the device defaulting back to its original configuration and then became a DHCP server. We removed all guidelines for configuring wireless routers and simply state that they must be set up in accordance with manufacturer instructions. We further went on to state that we would not support any routers, and removed all policies relating to the prohibition of routers on the network. We will not respond to any trouble call relating to home routers or wireless.
To sum it up: Never ever connect a LAN port to the wall plug. Always connect the WAN port to the wall plug. It is that simple.
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