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I'm configuring an HP 2520 switch by CLI menu interface and i get an error trying to setting this ip config:

default gw: switch ip: subnet-m:

The error simply tells: "Unable to set" refering to the default gw.

If i run this command:

vlan 1 ip address

I get: Inconsistent value.

Do you know what's wrong with my ip?

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It probably hates your use of 255 as your switch's third octet, I know I do, try 254 as a quick test.

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You're right it works... but what's wrong with that 255? – Tobia Nov 8 '12 at 12:04
255 is broadcast in IP land – Chopper3 Nov 8 '12 at 12:21
That's weird because with a /16 is a perfectly valid host address. would be the broadcast address for that network. – joeqwerty Nov 8 '12 at 14:33

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