A. Configure the workstation to join a Local Area Network: Internet Protocol (IP) Address Subnet Mask Server name
IP : 192.168.1.9 SM : 255.255.255.0 IP : 192.168.1.6 DG : 192.168.1.1 SM : 255.255.255.0 DG : 192.168.1.1 IP : 192.168.1.7 SM : 255.255.255.0 DG : 192.168.1.1IP : 192.168.1.8SM : 255.255.255.0DG : 192.168.1.1 Obtain an IP address automatically Each computer in the network have unique Use the following IP address IP address IP address : 192 . 168 . 1 . 10 Subnet Mask : 255 . 255 . 255 . 0 Default Gateway : 192 . 168 . 1 . 1
STEP 1 The first step is to open the Control Panel window.
STEP 4 Inside the Network Connections window, right click on Local Area Connection icon.
STEP 5 (A) Make sure the TCP/IP is one of the items in the list of connections items. If TCP/IP is available, proceed to Step 6 Is TCP/IP is not available, click on the Install button.
STEP 5 (B) In the next dialog Once inside the box, Select Protocol dialog Protocol and click box, install the Add… button. Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Then, proceed to Step 6.
STEP 6 In the next dialogue box, click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) icon. Then click on the properties button.
STEP 7 After the properties Subnet mask specifies button is clicked, the the size of the Internet Protocol network. Here, we (TCP/IP) Properties usually use window will appear. 255.255.255.0 for You will see details small networks. like IP address, Gateways are used to Subnet mask and connect to other Default gateway. networks and the Internet.
STEP 8 Select use the following IP address Fill in the network information: i) IP address ii) Subnet Mask iii) Default Gateway (optional) iv) Preferred DNS Server (optional) Click the OK button when done Finally, close all windows. You must restart your computer before the setting take effect.
A. Test the Network Connection If you are having connectivity problems, you can use the ping command to check the destination IP address you want to reach and record the results. The ping command displays whether the destination responded and how long it took to receive a reply. If there is an error in the delivery to the destination, the ping command displays an error message.
STEP 1 To use ping, open the Command Prompt Window.
STEP 2 Enter the name or IP address you want to test after the ping command. The ping utility then sends and receives packets of information. If you successfully send and receive packets, all is well with the TCP/IP connection.
STEP 3 If ping displays error message such as: Request timed out Unknown host Could not send, receive packets over the network You should verify that the IP is valid If the problem still persist, you have to check your network adapter or protocol.