virtual appliance and default IP address

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jleon71
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 19:53    Post subject: virtual appliance and default IP address Reply with quote
I downloaded and deployed a DDWRT router in VMware in my lab, but since the default IP is 192.168.1.1. it conflicts with my home router and/or I cannot access the url to change the IP address.
I tried and get all nvram values with IP 192.168.1.1 and replaced it with a different IP address, however I am still unable to access the webpage on the virtual ddwrt.
Anyone had similar experience and was able to solve it.

any advice will be appreciated.

thank you
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eibgrad
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sounds like you're trying to *route* to the dd-wrt router on that VM, when you should be accessing it via the console (just as if you were sitting in front of the machine's screen w/ your keyboard and mouse). Then reconfigure the dd-wrt router w/ the network of your choice.

I suppose the other option is to configure the VM as a bridge (to your existing network), then temporarily configure your primary router w/ 192.168.1.254, just long enough to gain access to the VM.

One of those methods has to work.

P.S. It's not a good idea to be using the all-too-common 192.168.1.x and 192.168.0.x networks anyway, for reasons just like this, and many others. For example, if someday you decide to configure the OpenVPN server on the router, the chances of a conflict between the local network of the remote OpenVPN client and your home network will be too great. You can't have the same network on both sides of the tunnel! Use something more obscure, like 10.99.13.x, or 172.16.88.x, etc. Something that avoids these types of problems.
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