This netadmin pilot fish working for a school district gets a help desk ticket from a library assistant, who complains that a wireless device she uses won’t work.

“I went down to the library to see what was going on,” says fish. “They had factory-reset the device, and then they took out the manual to put in all the settings.

“There was an example picture of the input screen with 192.168.1.1 as the IP address, 255.255.255.0 as the subnet mask, and 192.168.1.254 as the gateway. This is exactly what they entered.”

Fish explains to the library assistant that the school’s network uses DHCP, and the address she had typed in won’t work.

Assistant asks, “Is DHCP an approved curriculum software?”

It isn’t any kind of

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