I recently learned about private networks. From what I understand there are three address ranges for use in private networks:
If this is the case, then why on earth is pretty much every SOHO router configured to use either 192.168.1.0/24, or in some cases, 192.168.0.0/24?
My question is:
Doesn't this mean the configuration of most SOHO routers are wrong? Does this have any serious consequence? Should we reconfigure our routers to use standard CIDR blocks?
If we want to be compliant, the smallest private CIDR block 192.168.0.0/16 can accommodate 65,534 hosts (I hope my math is right.) This seems much too large for most SOHO networks. What should we do in this case?