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Norton Core DHCP Range changed?

I just noticed today that the DHCP assigned ip addresses have changed from the original 172.16.x.2 range.  I'm getting and ip of 172.16.109.39 on my laptop and on my iPhone I get 172.16.120.237.

Has anybody else noticed this.

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Kudos0

Re: Norton Core DHCP Range changed?

MannyT, looking at the connected devices in my Core app I indeed concur with what you are seeing. My Note 4 IP is now 172.16.119.237, all the other devices now have similar IP assignments as well. No firmware update has taken place either. I will put this to the Core Admin for clarification. Core as it was released and until now has allowed ONLY the 3rd octet set to be assignable. That last was hard coded at 2.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Norton Core DHCP Range changed?

Soul, this morning they have changed to 172.16.0.225 and 172.16.0.137 random ranges.  I just turned on my computer this morning.

Kudos0

Re: Norton Core DHCP Range changed?

Indeed, I haven't noticed it until you posted it here. Usually one of the first things I do every morning is review Core app settings for anything needing my attention. Good find on your part.

Edited: The Core Admin has view and responded to my private post, they are forwarding to the dev team for inquiry.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Norton Core DHCP Range changed?

One other thing of note, my gaming PC which is wired to the network has the appropriate IP assignment, yet my Dell laptop does not (connected wireless). There is another gaming PC on the network connected wireless as well (3rd screenshot) with the correct IP assignment, yet her mobile, as is mine does not.(4th screenshot) Seems to be a mixed bag at this point. Going to power cycle the Core shortly and see what changes.

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Norton Core DHCP Range changed?

Update: Power cycled Core, no change in IP assignments by DHCP. Same as before.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
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Kudos0

Re: Norton Core DHCP Range changed?

MannyT. The response I got about the change in the IP addressing is: Core is now set to fully utilize the full Class B private IP address range of 172.16.x.x without partitioning the network into 255 subnets.

That as it may be I have asked two questions in addition.

1- How was the change made without a firmware update and notification of some sort being given. Spooky at the very least from my view point.

2- Does the 3rd octet set still isolate quarantined devices from the network when they are detected. Hoping the dev team will chime in here and give you an official answer.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Norton Core DHCP Range changed?

Soul 

1. Maybe it was done with the last firmware update and we didn't noticed until now.  Also, the address reservation needs to be updated to allow for the new flexible range.

Kudos0

Re: Norton Core DHCP Range changed?

If it were included in the last firmware update the release notes don't reflect it. That may be what the dev team ultimately say and we weren't paying as close attention to detail. I check my Core every morning at least and when each notification goes off on the app, just don't remember seeing the changes until now. Hey, I'm getting older lol. Doesn't hurt to ask, the only dumb question is the one not asked.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Norton Core DHCP Range changed?

There never were any release notes for the last firmware update. The update 180820_267 is the last on my Norton Core. And there is no entry on the forum firmware update notes for this firmware version. I hope I am not the only one with this version of firmware update. Folks?
Kudos0

Re: Norton Core DHCP Range changed?

TheBearToo That is the last firmware released.  You are not the only one.

Kudos0

Re: Norton Core DHCP Range changed?

Hi everyone -- 267 is the most recent.  This change to support the full DHCP range was made in a recent firmware update.  We'll work on getting the mobile apps updated to allow IP Address Reservation to support changing both the 3rd and 4th octets.  Also, isolation / quarantine are not affected by this change (i.e. it still works).

Kudos0

Re: Norton Core DHCP Range changed?

Steve, you said:

This change to support the full DHCP range was made in a recent firmware update.

To make sure we are on the same page, you are saying that the 267 firmware update included the changed IP reservations, 3rd and 4th octets and we didn't notice until recently? Or, did something slip stream into the current firmware version without a firmware revision, or any notification? Trying to be concise.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) AO1 (AW) Aviation Warfare Specialist "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.379 / NCSP 22.17.0.183 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: Norton Core DHCP Range changed?

Yes, the change went in a recent firmware update (I think as part of 260 actually) but was not well documented in the release notes.  I think we can do a better job on that front.

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