NAT Routers Part 2 (Continued)

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However, before you can access the Internet or use - IP - applications, you may need to change the IP address of the associated computer. For your private use, your NAT router will manage a block of - "special" - IP addresses that will never be transmitted across the worldwide Internet. Most NAT routers allocate these from a local block of 256 addresses. By longstanding convention, these usually begin with 192.168.0 or 192.168.1.

Usually, this IP addressing is handled automatically. Most routers include a very well thought-out installation process and a special kind of - "server logic" - (known as - "dynamic host control protocol", or - "DHCP") that relies on ethernet to answer requests from your computers for IP addresses. If your router does not support DHCP then you will need to go to each of your local computers and manually configure the IP addresses. Consult the documentation that came with your router to learn the appropriate values.

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