I have two devices which come up with default IP addresses:
- Device 1 -
192.168.168.168 mask 255.255.255.0
- Device 2 -
192.168.1.254 mask 255.255.255.0
I can commonly deduce that both the devices are part of the
192.168.0.0/16 network. Is that a correct assumption?
The reason I ask is because I want to manage both the devices at the same time, and I will be connecting both of these devices to a dumb ethernet switch (no VLANs etc. - really dumb). I plan to also connect a PC to the switch.
I am thinking of using
192.168.2.5/16 as the IP address of the PC. Let me know if I will be able to access the device, or is this not a good practice.
I cannot change the default IP addresses the devices have when they come up. When the devices go to a bad state, and I factory default them, these are the IP addresses they come up with.
So when the packet from the PC with
192.168.2.5/16 & dst-ip :
comes to device 1 (assuming that the dumb switch just sent it on all ports), why will device-1 not respond?