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Network IP Addressing
Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
When assigning a static IP address to a server on your LAN, behind a router, there is more to it than simply chosing an IP address outside of the DHCP range given out by the router. It also should be within the same subnet so that other computers on your LAN can see the server. Subnetting is a whole 'nother subject, but in the example given, had the server been assigned 192.168.2.2 or 192.168.3.2 it would not have worked. That is, the static IP has to begin with 192.168.1 (in this particular case due to the subnet mask).
I have a wireless router, and it does not allow other users to connect to my computer e.g. say i have a gaming server up. no one out of my network can connect to my server, how do i foward my ip or allow other clients to join my computer
You need to open up the ports that the gaming server needs on your router, and indicate which of your machines that traffic should go to. It's called "port forwarding" in most cases.
I can't be too much more specific than that because the ports needed will vary based on your game, and how you set it up will vary based on your router. But hopefully documentation for both will allow you to get there from here.
I have a wireless LAN and I am fond of playing multiplayer games online. The thing is whenever I play them, I get disconnected from the game server that I connect to and also get disconnected from the wireless network (yes, that means no internet unless I go to disable the network connection and re-enable it again). Now, I've read that in order for games to work, I needed to configure their specific game ports. And so I did but I still keep disconnected. I have dynamic IP addresses and when I configrured the game ports, I only listed the first two out of the four possible IP addresses I can obtain(note that it's dynamic). Is there anything that I missed? Thanks for the help.
I set up my router using a static IP address from my ISP. My PC works fine when I set up the dailup connection properly, but is there a way to set up a wireless laptop? Once I change the router to static IP I can't connect through to the internet with the wirless laptop. I see the network and everything else is fine...Can you help? THANKS
Well, it's hard to say because I don't have a clear picture of what you've set up.
Your router should be using a static IP from your ISP on the WAN connection. But you want your computers to use dynamic IPs, which would be provided by the router. Make sure that the router has DHCP enabled for the LAN side. That's actually exactly how I operate here at home.
I am preparing for my CCNA certification. I purchased used Cisco routers and switches for my home lab to practice on. I did set up my home lab network and configured all the interfaces with private IP addresses, which I randomly picked, and also configured them with routing protocols (rip and igrp).
The configuration is fine within my network (between my Cisco routers and switches), and they are exchanging information. However, I could not make them talk to my internet connected computers.
I have two computers, which are connected to internet using Linksys VoIP broadband router and cable modem configured using DHCP/auto IP.
The Linksys router has 3 ports for connecting to computers and 2 ports for telephone line. This router also assigns up to 50 private DHCP IP addresses. I am trying to use these new IP addresses to reconfigure my home lab network routers and switches interfaces.
How should I approach it so that I can reconfigure my lab network interfaces with the new IP addresses and also establish communication between my lab network and computers?
Any help or suggestions you can offer is greatly appreciated.
I have a problem with Ipconfig.I want to activate and know the Ip configuration for my stand alone home PC for a software installation.But when I use the ipconfig command in the command prompt, System return as follows:-
Media state.............Media State Disconnected..
So I am not able to retrieve Ipconfiguration..
Please Help me in this regard.
Josil: "media state disconnected" means that the cable is unplugged or the wireless has no connection. ipconfig shows information for an active conneciton.
I currently have a wireless lan at home with my sister's computer being connected to the wireless adsl router via her computer's ethernet port and my computer connected via its wireless card. She used to get the error message "Shareaza may experience poor download performance as you are behind a nat router or firewall". According to the shareaza help site I configured zonealarm pro, set up a static ip address on her comp and enabled port forwarding on her router so Shareaza ( a p2p application like kazaa) could function properly which it did. Though the internet works fine on my computer i get the same message she used to get so again i configured zone alarm pro and made my ip address a static one....how would i do port forwarding since my comp isnt connected directly to a router? or dont i have to do port forwarding to fix this error? or is port forwadding not possible on a computer which has a wireless thernet card?
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