Configuring Your Internet Connection Part 1: The Dynamic Host Control Protocol

This is the eighth movie in our Internet series, and it shows you the easy way to connect your computers and your NAT router to each other and to the Internet for basic access.

When you connect a computer to the worldwide Internet, you will be expected to provide four separate items of information describing details of Internet service as follows: (1) your computer's IP address, (2) the "Netmask" indicating the size of your local IP subnet, (3) the IP address of the "default Gateway" for your local IP subnet, and (4) the IP address of an available "Domain Name Server". This 17-minute movie uses narration and extensive animation to explain and illustrate these items in sufficient detail so that you can understand and visualize the concepts, and take advantage of the popular, automated "Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol" feature of your local router for easy configuration.

This movie continues building an excellent foundation and introduction for anybody that wants to know how their Local Area Network works, and for people studying to learn the most basic concepts needed to pass any of these certification exams:


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