Internet Video Series, Part 2

 

Episode 16, Segment 06 of 09

Configuring the "Subnet Mask"

The first of these three edit boxes is labeled "IP address".

Enter the dotted decimal IP address to be assigned to this computer. To learn the proper value, consult the notes you made when you used your browser to examine the LAN IP address settings managed by your local NAT router. This will reveal a group of local IP addresses. Select one that is not being used by any of your other computers. (Your router may be configured to use the DHCP protocol to allocate some addresses from a - "dynamic address pool". Avoid any of those addresses). Usually the value you enter will begin with 192.168.

The second of the three edit boxes is labeled "Subnet mask". Enter the subnet mask representing the size of your local subnet. Usually this will be 255.255.255.0.


Episode 16, Segment 07 of  09